Rebecca Grace is an Emmy award-winning former broadcast journalist who currently writes fiction. She has focused on the writing process nearly every day of her adult life. During the work week, she worked in the news department of television stations from Denver to San Diego to Seattle, though she spent most of her working career at network affiliates in Los Angeles--KABC, KCBS, and KNBC. On weekends, she devoted her time to writing novels as well as books on writing. She has presented writing workshops at national conventions and taught a wide variety of online writing classes with her frequent co-author, Sue Viders. In recent years she has focused on writing fiction full time.
Inspiration has seldom been a problem for me. As a journalist, I’ve been coming up with story ideas since my first day as a college reporter. I had to come up with ideas and then develop them into stories that would inform or inspire readers. Writing fiction is similar. I look for story ideas and ideas for characters all the time. Inspiration might come from an incident I witness or a story someone else tells me. Ideas for characters can come from people-watching or listening to how people talk and sound. Inspiration can also come from a place—like Vancouver—where I’ve set stories, and often visit. All that is needed to start developing a story idea is to ask a simple question...What if?
Home life for me is simple – all I require is room to write – as long as I don’t disturb the cats!