Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Writing Process Blog Hop

Thanks to Kemberlee Shortland, www.kemberlee.com, for tagging me in The Writing Process Blog Hop. Read about Kemberlee’s writing process here: http://kemberlee.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-writing-process.html 

At the end I’ll be tagging a couple other authors, so please do follow those links to their blogs and interviews.

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What am I currently working on?

I’m working on the sequel to FATAL FORTUNE, called PERILOUS PREDICTION. In it, Lottie Baldwin’s ex comes to town, determined to get money from  her one way or another. He winds up dead, and since Lottie’s the only person in town who knew him,  she becomes Suspect #1. Can she use her psychic talents, along with help from her boyfriend Harlan Erikson, to find out who the actual murderer is before she’s railroaded into jail?

What makes my writing distinctive?

I like to write a mixture of genres—romance, time-travel romance, mystery, suspense. I don’t read in just one genre, so why should I write in just one? Also, I love infusing a touch of the paranormal into my stories. It gives them a little extra sparkle, an unexpected plot thread.

Why do I write what I write?

See above. I write what I’d like to read, i.e. many different genres, with a touch of the paranormal. Life is fascinating, with many mysteries to be solved. They say we only use a small portion of our brains’ capacities. So why not use some of that gray matter going to waste to develop psychic abilities? Why not believe in the paranormal? At least for the length of time it takes to read a good book. Winking smile

How does the writing process work?

I’m an outliner. So once I get the beginning glimmer of a story idea, I start brainstorming. First, I write down the main plot points, main characters, and main settings, so I have a framework to work with. Then comes a chapter by chapter summary, with 1-2 paragraphs for each chapter telling what happens in that chapter. I also use this summary to make notes on things I need to research, lines of dialogue that I don’t want to forget…anything I need to keep track of. Finally, once the outline is done and I’m comfortable with it, I start writing!

What next?

After PERILOUS PREDICTION, I have the bare bones outline of another Lottie Baldwin mystery completed, called DEADLY DESTINY. And I’ve also begun a paranormal romance called KNIT A SPELL. After that, who knows? But whatever it is, I’m sure it’ll be fun.

And now I’d like to tag the following authors. Please visit their blogs to read about their writing processes:

Sheryl Hames Torres

Kim Cox