Friday, 1 February 2013

Dream Project Blog Hop

~~2nd Blogger in the Project, tagged by Cody Martin~~

Writing is largely solitary, and sometimes a lonely endeavour. Sure, you talk to friends, experts for research, discuss what works and what doesn't with your editor, and bounce ideas off of fellow writers. But in the end it's one person pounding the keyboard or twirling the pencil.

But what if it didn't have to be completely alone?

Who would YOU work with if you could work with anyone on your favourite project?

In this post, that's what I'm asking. Choose a person for each category and tell why you want to work with them. If you want, feel free to post their picture, a piece of their work, or a link to something about them. The only rule is that the person must still be alive.

Writers dream. Now it's time to dream BIG.

I only have one book out at the moment, which is With Regret

You have the opportunity to hire anybody as your cover artist. If you write children's books or books that are heavily illustrated, who would you get for the interior artwork?

I would go for photography! So I’d hire a really awesome photographer who had really hot models :-)

Who would you co-write your next novel with? What genre? Why?

With a doubt it would have to be Noel Blue –he is an incredible gay fiction writer. He develops his characters beautifully, creating true depth to them, and they always feel so realistic
He really captures the emotion in a scene, and keeps the reader engaged continuously, there’s never a dull moment in Noel’s stories!
To be able to write something which is a fraction of the quality of Noel’s would be amazing.
Find his work here:

Your publisher wants to do an audiobook version of your novel and they're not sparing any expense. Who do you think can narrate your masterpiece?

Ah ha it would have to be the actor, Emmett Scanlan!
He’s Irish, gorgeous, and has a beautiful husky voice! And of course, a lovely Irish accent :-)

They're really going all out! Your novel is getting a full soundtrack. Who should compose it? If your novel uses a lot of songs, list your compilation here.

I’ve never thought about any music which I could associate with my novel –but I think I’d like a mixture of Mumford and Sons, and Florenceand the Machine! 
Both are very talented, and are brilliant at portraying emotion in their music. I love anything drama and emotional!

Congratulations! Your novel is being turned into a major motion picture. As the creator of the original work, you get to pick the director.

I’d choose Richard LaGravenese. He did a wonderful job directing the film ‘PS I Love You’. I’d love for him to try and turn mine into such a tear-jerker :-) 

The director has some ideas on who to cast, but you get to cast one character. What role/character is it and who portrays them?

I would cast Joe Manganiello! Simply because he’s GORGEOUS!
He also looks like Phil from my book :-)
In my head, anyway…
Ahh, isn't he beautiful?

You've been hired to write a novel based on a preexisting character or franchise from another medium. Which character or franchise is it?

Hahaa don’t know if he counts, but Peter Griffin from Family Guy!
Probably because he is a very funny, spontaneous and random character! It would be fun to try and write a novel on him, and show his crazy humor!

It's the anniversary of your favorite literary character's debut. You've been hired (yay, work!) to write an anniversary novel. Who is the literary character?

To be honest, probably Chris from ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’. I’m interested in Autism, and I’d love to attempt to portray an autistic character. 
It would maybe help strengthen my writing skills, and help me learn how to add more depth to my own characters!

There you have it. But it isn't the end of the journey. It continues on Jen Colafranceschi’s blog tomorrow. Don't forget, while you're reading all these wonderful posts from these great authors, comment and check out their works. As always, thanks for reading.


  1. Emmett Scanlan would be the perfect Ian McKenzie in my dream film of The Butterfly Fields. Ahem..nice looking man he is. ;)

    Best of luck to you with your novel, With Regret. It's nice to be able to dream big once in a while. Every achievement starts with one dream. :)

  2. It does indeed, thanks Donna :-)

    I look forward to seeing your post!

  3. I look forward to reading your book With Regret. Even more since you described Phil as Joe Manganiello! I also loved PS I Love You! I start to cry just thinking about that movie! Peter from Family Guy is great choice! I am proud to say I love Family Guy! Keep Dreaming Big!

  4. Hey :) glad you enjoyed the post, it was fun writing it, its nice to dream once in a while :)

  5. Great post. Love the Family Guy comment. I hope you enjoyed this hop!