Friday, March 15, 2013

Sara Palacios Talks About Voices and a Tour Giveaway!

Yesterday was my stop on the CLP Blog Tour for Love in Translation by Sara Palacios. I loved this book and you can read my thoughts here. Today Sara is here answering my question about whether she hears voices when she writes.

Sara, I have heard other authors say that they 'hear voices in their head' and that is how they write their books: the characters are telling their stories. Not being a writer myself, that concept has always intrigued me.

When some people hear voices, we get them medical attention, others end up becoming writers. Does this happen to you? How do you come up with your stories?
Typically, an idea pops into my head for a story and I begin brainstorming. While brainstorming, the first thing to come to me is usually the character names and how I want them to be and what kind of conflicts I want them to face. Once I begin writing, I don’t think I necessarily have voices in my head, but I definitely feel like the characters - and their emotions - inhabit me. So far, this has helped tremendously, especially when I am writing an emotional scene or one that is fairly difficult for a character.
Since I feel so close to them, it definitely helps the situation and their reactions feel a little more real while writing. Which as a result, I think, helps them feel real to a reader. I think it is crucial for an author to feel close to her characters, and whether you hear them in your head or feel them in your heart, you should know exactly how they would feel at any given moment.
About the author

Sara Palacios is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a major in Advertising and a minor in English Literature. It was during her time in college that she really fell in love with the written word and ventured into writing her own stories. In addition to writing, Sara spends a majority of her time reading the works of other authors. She reads most genres – but thoroughly enjoys chick-lit, women’s and historical fiction.

When she isn't busy reading or writing, Sara enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is happily married, the owner of two precious doggies and a new mom to a handsome baby boy. Sara is also an avid animal-lover, runner, yoga enthusiast, wannabe vegan, USA soccer fan, foodie and fashion blog-lover and Christian.
Connect with Sara

Purchase Love in Translation

Amazon: Print or eBook
Barnes and Noble: eBook
Kobo: eBook

**Everyone who leaves a comment on the CLP Blog Tour page (click here) will be entered to win the Love in Translation prize package!

Prize package includes:

6 pack eau de parfum from Victoria's Secret, $10 gift card to Target and the following items from Bath and Body Works: Carried Away shower gel, 3 oz. Sparkling Blackberry Woods lotion, small stress relief candle and small White barn candle.

Anyone who purchases their copy of Love In Translation before April 1 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries. Please note this is open to US residents only.**


  1. This is great!! Thank you so much for this lovely guest post and for having me a second time on your site!!


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