Thursday, December 26, 2013

Debra Webb: Keeping it Real

I’m so glad to be here and to have the opportunity to talk about writing. I love my work and my new series, the Faces of Evil, is one I’ve wanted to write for a very long time. One of the things I try really hard to do in my work is to keep it real. I want my characters to appeal to real people so they need to feel real. The easiest way I’ve found to do that is to treat my characters real. While I’m working on a book, I talk about the characters (sometimes to the characters) as I would anyone else in my life. I find pictures of what I believe they look like. I locate their homes in the city where the story is set. I pick the car they drive and the clothes they wear. I post all those things on my working bulletin board. I decide what they like to eat and what music they like.

One way that helps me keep my characters real is to watch people. I could sit for hours in a mall or a restaurant and just watch. I watch the news, read the papers and I get dozens of magazines. Since I can’t be all the places I’d like to be to know different lifestyles and trends, I get the input I need through every venue available to me. How do you keep up with the latest trends?  Leave a comment for a chance to win a Faces of Evil t-shirt and the first book in the series!

DEBRA WEBB wrote her first story at age nine and her first romance at thirteen. It wasn’t until she spent three years working for the military behind the Iron Curtain—and a five-year stint with NASA—that she realized her true calling. A collision course between suspense and romance was set. Since then she has penned more than 100 novels including her internationally bestselling Colby Agency series. Her debut romantic thriller series, the Faces of Evil, propelled Debra to the top of the bestselling charts. Visit Debra at or at


traveler said...

The newspapers and internet provide me with the latest trends and changes. wishing you a Happy New Year and much success and happiness.saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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petite said...

Portraying real people as you do is wonderful. Keeping up with the new trends I use magazines and the online places.

Eli Yanti said...

internet give me so much info