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I couldn't say no to this blog hop. Always fun to talk about my writing process. =D It's also great to read about other writers and how their stories are crafted. First, let me introduce T.A. and thank her and Elsie for inviting me.
T.A. Brock spends her days gleefully plucking words from the chaos of life and dressing them up so they look pretty. Then she calls them stories and tries to convince people to read them. She resides in the great land of tornadoes (Oklahoma) with her husband, two children, and her beloved Kuerig machine.
Now, for my writing process...
1) What are you working on?
Currently, I am working on re-editing Snapshots and writing a ghost story that has yet to reveal its title. I'm also working on writing all my A to Z Challenge posts which are 100 word flash fiction.
2) How does your work differ from others in its genre?
I write a lot of paranormal or fantasy and I like getting into the male POV. They're usually the creature too. Not many human POVs from me.
3) Why do you write what you do?
Because I love vampires, werewolves and other monsters–even if they aren't the bad guys. (I do not hesitate to have them be killers. See Being Human for example.)
4) How does your writing process work?
My ghost story has been the exception, but often I work on one story at a time. I don't switch back and forth between projects if I have an unfinished first draft. I stay in that world until it is done. Then I set it aside and procrastinate because I'm not sure what story I should edit next because I have a lot and they all need polishing. Eventually, I pick a story and focus on that until I finish that round of edits. Again, I switch stories, sometimes sending the previous one to beta readers for thoughts while I do that. When I get notes back, I avoid looking for about a week. As the draft gets closer to being done, I do a search of fluff words (I have a whole page) and delete them.
Thinking about this, my process is a bit chaotic because I randomly pick and choose and often have no idea when a story will be finished.
Next week, check out these amazing writers and their process.
Heather Jacobs was born in St. Paul, MN. She received her Bachelors of Science in Sociology and Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. It was during her coursework that she developed a passion for politics and law enforcement.
When she isn’t working or writing, Heather enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is the mother of one fur baby named Titan, a shih tzu full of personality and attitude. Heather has a love for good television shows like Grimm, True Blood, Nashville, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Doctor Who, and so many others. Her love of TV led her to be named Grimm’s first ever “Grimmster of the Week” and had her picture on TV.
The idea behind Heather’s debut novel, We the People, came about during the 2012 presidential elections. She is currently working on Self-Evident Truths, Book Two in her dystopian trilogy, as well as a new book about time travel (she’s a disposed time traveler herself).
Larry Kollar lives in north Georgia, surrounded by kudzu, trees, and in-laws. His day job involves writing user manuals—some of which may have been fiction, but not by intent. He has had short fictional works published in the Hogglepot Journal, the Were-Traveler, and the anthology Best of Flash, Vol. 2. Longer works include his first novel, White Pickups, and the popular Accidental Sorcerers series.
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* Marie Landry
* Rainy Kaye
* Story Dam
* A to Z Challenge
* Alex J. Cavanaugh
* Larry Kollar
* C. Lee McKenzie
* A Book Lover's Playlist
* Cherie Reich
* M. Pax
* MJ FiField
* Melissa Barker-Simpson
* Christine Rains
* Heather M. Gardner
* George McNeese
* Lexa Cain
* L.G Keltner
* Sarah Foster
* Chrys Fey
* Liana K (Youtube)
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