Interview with Colin Blough, Author of Twins Formation
26 Jan 2023
What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Twins Formation?
Since I started thinking about writing romantic comedies, I’ve been trying to figure out ways to do tropes in a way that hasn’t been done. I remember it was New Year’s Eve a few years back and I was talking with my friends about all the twins that play in the NBA. I thought about having them having to impersonate each other, but in the NBA it seemed a lot harder to pull that off. In the NFL you’ve got a helmet on, so it could–at least in a romance novel–be possible. After a couple more glasses of champagne I wrote the whole outline for the book using my friend’s kids’ butcher paper and markers.
If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Twins Formation, what would they be?
They might not admit it in public, but definitely: Caden – Sorry by Justin Bieber Liam – Afire Love by Ed Sheeran There’s a playlist with a bunch more for all four of the MCs here.
What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?
I like to read across all the subgenres of romance, but I also go back-and-forth between quote-unquote literary books and science fiction. I like that scifi provides something totally different: the plots, the writing styles, the way-out-there ideas. It helps push my thinking so I don’t end up writing the same things that are already out there.
What books are on your TBR pile right now?
At the top: Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, but there are so many others… Check out my full TBR list here!
What scene in your book was your favorite to write?
Probably any of them where Harper teases Caden, the one at the Blackhawks game especially. A close second are the scenes where Liam and April have their discussions about life, when their true thoughts escape. And of course, the scenes at the end because there is a happy ending.
Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)
I try not to make it a true habit, but a little bit of bourbon definitely helps get the words out. It worked for Hemingway, right? But he also said “Write drunk; edit sober” – important to remember.
Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?
Getting 1% better every day doesn’t seem like much in the moment, but adds up a lot over time.
If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?
How much fun they had watching the two couples fall in love and try to get together.
Colin Blough is the author of the new book Twins Formation
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