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My Writing Process Blog Tour

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Thanks to the awesome Hayley Knighten for tagging me for this Blog Hop! Check out her blog Books are Delicious! for more amazing content.

 

What Am I Working On?

I am working on a paranormal fiction called Haunted. It’s about a vampire (is that a collective groan I hear? LOL) who has become disillusioned with what he is and the things he’s done because of it.

How Does My Work Differ From Others of Its Genre?

While there’s a strong romantic element that drives the story, that is not the main focus. It’s a bit darker, a vampire having a sort of existential crisis, if you will.

Why Do I Write What I Write?

This is hard to answer because I have all sorts of stories across different genres.Β  I suppose the simple answer is that I really just like making up stories. They play such a huge part in our lives and we read different kinds of books based on the different moods we may be in at the time. I like to have that diversity and it reflects in my writing–stories that make you laugh, cry, fall in love, or just simply forget about the world around you for a moment.

How Does Your Writing Process Work?

I try to jot down ideas as I have them. The ones that I feel strongly about tend to start developing in my head and I build on that. I get on my computer to write the synopsis, or whatever scenes that have formed, work on a general outline. Depending how long it’s been in my head and how developed the story has become, the outline could be more detailed by then. Once I start writing, I tend to go linear although I’d write a few scenes in advance sometimes.

 

And now for my tags!

Elsie Elmore – Author of The Undead: Playing for Keeps (due fall 2014)

Cathrina Constantine – Author of Wickedly They Come and Tallas

Elizabeth Hein – Author of Overlook and How To Climb The Eiffel TowerΒ (due fall 2014)

Nana Prah – Author of Love Through Time and Midwife to Destiny

 

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16 thoughts on “My Writing Process Blog Tour

  1. Congrats on being tagged Caffe! I like your answer to the third question…I wouldn’t know what to write there!

    p.s. Vampires will always be awesome *thumbs up* πŸ˜€

    • Thanks! I had to grapple with why I simply can’t just pick a genre and stick with it. It would make things so much easier. I think in the end, it’s just not me. I like diversity in books and so it is with my writing. You can call me Maggie btw. πŸ™‚

      • Diversity is good! Sticking to one thing all the time can be boring.

        Are you participating in Camp NaNo next month?

      • Definitely agree on diversity! I don’t think I have time in July. I’ll be visiting with family for a few days and on top of everything else, I just don’t see how I can fit Camp in. Are you participating? I’m hoping I can do the one in Nov.

      • I think I’ll have enough time to give a whirl. But anyway, have fun on your trip!

  2. Great answers to the hop! πŸ™‚ Your answer to number 2 was great, I think it really is about just creating stories!

  3. Honestly, your story sounds really good. I can’t wait to read it!

  4. love your iwsg – do it without fear post! yay for writers, too!
    and your style is similar to mine, love the idea of a vampire going thru an existential crisis! dark and brooding (i see brad pitt, the later vampire years…)

  5. I still like vampires romances, especially when there’s a good twist like yours has!

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