25 Amazing Authors & Their Must-Read Books
Becky Wade, Christy and Carol Award-winning Author
"We don't have to be fast; we simply have to be steady and move in the right direction. Direction is always going to trump speed." -Toni Sorenson
Becky Wade and her husband lived overseas in the Caribbean and Australia before settling in Dallas, Texas. It was during her years abroad that Becky’s passion for reading turned into a passion for writing. She published three historical romances for the general market, put her career on hold for many years to care for her three kids, and eventually returned to writing sheerly for the love of it. She’s delighted to be penning heart-pounding contemporary Christian romances laced with mystery. She’s the Christy and Carol award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, the Porter Family series, the Bradford Sisters series, and the Misty River Romance series.
During her childhood in California, Becky frequently produced homemade plays starring her sisters, friends, and cousins. These plays almost always featured a heroine, a prince, and a love story with a happy ending. She’s been a fan of all things romantic ever since.
“My novels begin with one small seed of an idea. Everything else comes gradually, layer upon layer, from that one initial thought. It’s like a spiderweb that starts off with a tiny strand, and then that strand is built into something much, much bigger, and more complex.
Before beginning the first chapter, I type up a simple bullet point list of every big and pivotal scene that I can envision for the book. That’s my road map. The list may start off short, but over the course of the book it grows and grows as new ideas for scenes drop into my mind.
I often cut and paste scenes from one location in my list to another. Nothing is set in stone. It’s really a matter of feeling out where each scene fits best and where it will hopefully have the most impact. Some scenes on my list never get written because I end up merging the purpose behind them into another scene or I realize that they’re too inconsequential to matter. Once I have my list of scenes, I begin the first chapter.”
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