Little Dancer by Brianne Hale
Princess Brat by Brianne Hale
About Brianna Hale
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- Ecopies of Little Dancer & Princess Brat
- What inspired you to write this story?
I had never written a contemporary romance before and I was busy working on historical projects. But when I stumbled across the Daddy Dom/little girl dynamic, something just clicked. I’m pretty girly myself, as well as super independent and driven, and I wanted to explore what that sort of relationship would look like – a submissive, girly-girl being empowered by a kinky, subversive relationship. So sexy, and so fun!
- Where do you like to write at?
I am lucky that I have a dedicated room for my writing in our two-bedroom flat. There’s a cork board for my ideas and schedule and lots of writing how-tos, dictionaries and quotation books to hand.
- Do you have a favorite beverage or snack you have while writing?
English breakfast tea! I drink it by the boatload all morning, and then switch to coffee after lunch. I try not to eat while I’m writing, but some evenings I may have some crisps and a glass of red wine as a very special treat.
- Have you had any writer's block while writing?
Oh god all the time! I actually answered this question on Goodreads recently so I’ll put it here. I have two writer's block strategies: a non-deadline strategy and an oh-crap-I-have-a-deadline strategy.
The non-deadline strategy is for when you open your WIP and you just aren't feeling the spark but you want to get words down on a page because this is your precious writing time. My initial go-to is switching to writing scenes in bullet point. If even that makes me want to ram a pen in my eye, I try another project-related task like writing the synopsis, or working on another project completely. It's never to early to think about your next book!
The oh-crap-I-have-a-deadline solution, for when you HAVE to work on a project, is what I like to call Write or Die (of boredom). Close down everything on your computer except your WIP. Turn your phone onto flight mode. Set a timer to forty-five minute blocks. And then just sit there. You're not allowed to do anything except sit in silence looking at your page, or work. If you dislike boredom as much as I do, this will have you writing in minutes!
- Do you have anything upcoming
Yes I do and I’m so excited about it! It’s called SOFT LIMITS and it’s out this October. It’s another Daddy Dom/little girl book, with more dark, gothicky tones than my first two stories. Set in Oxford and Paris, it’s about a grad student, Evie Bell, who takes on writing the biography of Frederic d’Estang, a French Canadian theater performer famous for playing gothic heroes. Attraction sparks and they find themselves pushing each others limits in ways that neither thought possible.