Writing Process Blog Hop

tools of the tradeSpecial thanks to Natasha Duncan-Drake for adding me to this blog hop. This is an interesting one as it is geared towards the how and why of my writing process. I look forward to this.



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  1. Introduce who referred the blog tour to you
  2. Answer the following 4 questions:
    1. What am I working on?
    2. How does my work differ from others in its genre?
    3. Why do I write what I do?
    4. How does my writing process work?
  3. Introduce the people you’re passing this on to (3 – 4 people if possible who will then post a week later)

1. I met Tasha through the AtoZ challenge and after all was said and done, I became friends with her. I believe her and her sister were the first Authors I became friends with. Since then we had an interview together, which was loads of fun. I think Tasha is a great person, who helps me any way she can, such as doing this blog hop. Point in fact, after reading my novel Terran Psychosis, she designed a cover for me and sent it to me. It was amazing work. So I used it.

2A: I’ve taken a hiatus right now, but once things in my life start to settle down a bit, I will start working on my Daygar Legacy series. Book 1 is due out September. It will be a serial novel series, featuring an Alternate History 14th Century France dealing with a Vampire threat.

2B: I don’t know if it does. I am a Science Fiction writer, so Fantasy is new territory for me. I like to believe that I am doing a classic take on vampires that we’ve seen over the past 30 years and staying away from Tw*****t. Yes, that book is so bad I have to bleep it out. I have inadvertently added sci-fi elements, at least into how vampires came to be and how magic works. But it will be like 10 books in before that information is revealed.

2C: I write what I do because I get excited by it. When I begin to write, there is much about the story I don’t know and in writing it I learn so much about it. In many ways, I am a reader and a write at the same time. To me, a story is a story, and I love a good narrative no matter the medium. I am doing something outside my comfort zone partially to challenge myself, but mostly because the story is there and wants to be written.

2D: I take a lot of notes about ideas I have. I then go through and do detail designs on my characters. I feel it is important to really know who your characters are, but even then, you will still learn a lot about them as you write. Once I’m satisfied I have enough worldbuilding and character development in place, I begin writing.

My tool of choice is Notepad on the PC. I find any other text editor/word process to be bloated. Too much there to distract me. Notepad is simple and feels like I’m on a type writer. When I write, I go as fast as I can to get to the end. Don’t stop to edit my work, that’s a distraction. Once I’m done, I then go back and begin editing. I find I end up adding a lot more by the end of my second draft.

So for next week, the blog will hope to two wonderful people.

Veronica Sicoe
Wonderful Science Fiction writer

Nicohle Christopherson
A good friend with lots of promise

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