top of page
  • vanessa5526

Dance of Seduction – IDEAS, from SPARK to FICTION


Where do I get my ideas?

The original spark for DANCE OF SEDUCTION came from a secondary character I wrote in CATALINA’S LOVER, a novel set in the Andes mountains where the ghosts of the Inca still whisper. After finishing CATALINA, I’d intended my next book to be the story of the archaeologist in charge of the dig site my heroine Cathy was working on, Ricardo Swan.

Ricardo was Cathy’s long term colleague and potential love interest, and I was fascinated by the story possibilities of his origins as the son of a turbulent multi-cultural marriage, and his career as an archeologist.

But when I started searching for a hero for my archeologist, I soon ran into a roadblock, and it wasn’t until a surprise birthday party with other writers that I realized what the problem was.

I dedicated the book to my writer friends at Lynn O’Brian’s fabulous party, where Maria – Ricardo’s heroine – was born.

I hope you enjoy watching this video, and if you do,I’d love it if you’d subscribe to my YouTube channel and share the video with others. A “like” would come in handy as well.

If you’d like to learn about special offers and upcoming releases of my videos, books, and creativity courses, subscribe to my mailing list on this page. I promise I won’t spam you.

Have a wonderful day!


#writingromance #wheredoyougetyourideas #VanessaGrant #creativity #fromsparktofiction #creatingstories #video #startinganovel

1 view0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Discover the art and craft of brilliant beginnings in storytelling Use Coupon JUNE_BB for 68% off until June 30, 2017 Welcome to Creating Brilliant Beginnings in Storytelling, where you’ll discover po

My novels are often sparked by my own experiences, my research, and interviews with interesting people I meet. Today I’m sharing the spark that prompted my romance novel Catalina’s Lover. Catalina's L

bottom of page