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Buccaneer Bloghop – The Interview

For the final entry of the Buccaneer Blogfest’s intro week participants are to interview the person below them in the list. This is my first interview, well, where I’m the interviewer and the other person is not a figment of my over-active imagination. ^_^ I am being interviewed over at An Alleged Author.
But now I’d like you all to welcome Clare Dugmore to my little section of the bloggy world.
Now Clare describes herself as a twenty-nine year-old, aspiring writer from the West Midlands of England and is on the editing phase of her first novel Sibylline Nights, a new adult contemporary fantasy. She usually resides at Clare Dugmore Writes, so do pop over and visit her.
Now everyone, here she is …
Hi Aldrea. First of all, thanks for having me on your blog. I know it’s part of the fest, but you didn’t have to agree.
That’s cool, we’ve all got to do new things from time to time, I’m just glad that my questions came out alright. You wouldn’t believe what sounds fine while in the flu-fog. And speaking of questions:
What was the most random research you’ve ever done for a story?
Oh, Sibylline Nights has given me a lot to research. Just today I’ve been looking for alternate words for “human”. I think the most random was when I was researching the genome, and looking into how abilities could be passed genetically.
That is certainly a random one, but I can see it as being necessary in your novel. And there can’t be many alternate words for human in the English language, can there?
If you could choose anywhere/anywhen to visit, where/when would it be?
New Orleans. I fell in love with New Orleans through Anne Rice’s books, and it’s top of my list of places to visit. I’d love to stand in the same street Lestat and the Mayfair witches walked.
And, I believe, it is a most fascinating place.
What has been the hardest thing about writing Sibylline Nights?
Making sure my three protagonists all have individual voices, and don’t blur into one character. I took a risk writing triplets, and now I have to justify that.
Ooo. Yes, that would’ve been one to keep a good eye on. Hope they didn’t give you too much trouble.
The best movie of all time is ….?
Just one movie? But there’s so many I love. The Lord of the Rings movies were excellent adaptations, and I’m not sure I would have read the books without seeing the films first. The Labyrinth is also one of my favourites, I’ve been watching it for like twenty years, and can quote it by heart.
Both wonderful choices. I had a bit of a crush of Jerad in my teenage years. Gotta love a man who can pull off looking scarily sexy in tights and ruffles.
You’ve been granted the wish to meet one author. Who would it be? What would you say to them?
Oh goodness, this is hard. There are so many authors that have inspired me. I want to say George RR Martin, or Patrick Rothfuss, but I feel like if I met either of those, I’d be completely starstruck and ramble incontinently. I’ve recently gotten into Kiersten White’s work, and feel like she’s someone I could have a good old girlie chat with. She seems like so much fun.
Hehe. I think I’d be starstruck too. Well, that’s the last of the questions. So long Clare, hope you have an easy time with your editing, and thanks letting me interview you. ^_^
Thanks again for interviewing me, and all the best.
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22 thoughts on “Buccaneer Bloghop – The Interview

  1. Thanks Alex! 😀 The LOTR movies are fantastic. Well, I was looking at alternatives in different languages, my favourite being anthropos, which is Greek.

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  2. I'd the reprieve of having three different people to give voices too, and I first struggled to keep them different. Three young women from the same gene pool has got to be difficult.

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  3. Nice interview Aldrea-Clare's blog is amazing. Love her!

    The “genome” research Clare did was extensive, I recall reading a bit about it in the A-Z challenge entry regarding Syb Nights. It was very impressive. And I've never been to New Orleans, but it is on my must visit/bucket list too!

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  4. Thanks Jay! ♥

    Aw, I'm glad you were impressed by my research. It was actually a lot of fun to do, so I'm pleased you enjoyed it on the A-Z challenge.

    New Orleans seems like such a fantastic place, it should be on everyone's list.

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