It’s been a little while since I answered your questions. So, I went back to my list of things you have asked and decided to answer a few.
Kase asked: Is Chase’s book going to be comprised of both present and future (like his story continuing right after the events of After Dark with flashes of his past) or is it just his past? Do you think you may ever write a short story from a werewolves perspective or a shape shifter? If so what characters do you think you would use? Do you think they would be new? For the werewolves, do you think that the shadow fall wolves would ever find a way to break the moon’s hold on their transformations?
CC: Well, Kase, Chase’s novella, Unbreakable, is entirely about his past and how he became vampire.
A short story from a werewolf’s perspective? I already did! I wrote Fredericka’s story, Fierce. And both Unbreakable and Fierce are included in Almost Midnight. As for a story from a shapeshifter’s perspective? I think I’d write Perry’s story. There’s so much more to that guy than what you’ve read in my books.
No, I think the werewolves of Shadow Falls will forever be tied to the moon. Unless I think up a really great idea to write a different outcome. As a writer, I can write anything as long as I can make it believable.
Taryn asked: Will you ever write a novella/book from Lucas’ Point of View when Kylie left Shadow Falls?Oh and maybe even a novella from Kylie’s Point of View during her time at the compound?
CC: Sorry, Taryn, but Midnight Hour (out 10/25/16), Miranda’s book is scheduled to be my last Shadow Falls book. I’ve already started a new series. That said, I can’t definitively say that I’ll never write about any of the Shadow Falls characters again. Some of these characters really stick with me, and if one becomes enough of a pest, I may write a novella about them. But I’m not promising anything.
Misty asked: How often do you rewrite scenes? How long did it take for you to find the perfect names for your characters? Do you have to add in the descriptions after you write the main details?
CC: I go over a scene again and again. If you read last week’s blog, you’ll have learned that I’m dyslexic, and since I want to turn in a book that’s as close to perfect as I can make it, I tweak my scenes over and over. Then, I send it to my editor, and she usually has some changes, which means more rewrites.
I love picking names for my characters. However, usually the first name I pick for a character is not the name they end up with. Sometimes the more I get to know the character, the more their first name doesn’t suit them, so I change it.
No, I usually have a pretty clear physical picture in my head of what my characters look like. I may go back through the scenes and add bits here and there to fill it out and make the character more real afterwards.
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A missing sister, a heart in turmoil, and a growing tattoo that no one understands…C. C. Hunter brings The Shadow Falls saga to a spectacular conclusion in this thrilling finale: Midnight Hour!
Being a dyslexic witch has never been easy for Miranda Kane, but her time at Shadow Falls helped her tap into her true powers. Now her life is thrown into chaos after a near death experience leaves her with a mysterious growing tattoo no one can explain. Her heart is a mess over whether to get back together with Perry or take a chance on a new love, her parents are spitting up, and she may not get into the same college of her two best friends. To upend her world further, it appears her sister has been kidnapped and it’s not just her they want. Miranda’s only way of saving her sister may be to take her place. Will her friends at Shadow Falls save Miranda…or will she realize that she had the power to save herself all along?