The Writing Process Blog Tour
This blog tour is where writers and authors answer questions about their writing process and I was honored to be a part of this cross promotion. My friend and fellow author Ana Calin posted hers last week. You can check out her writing process here: http://anaatcalin.com/2013/11/11/the-writing-process-blog-tour/
On with the questions…
What am I working on?
I am currently working on a couple of things. The one closest to the finish line is “Open The Heart – A Alpine Christmas Romance” and it should be out before Thanksgiving. This is a book close to my heart as it hits on one of the items on my bucket list – going to Switzerland. It’s a heartwarming story of love that is unexpected. Also I’m working on a sort of time travel romance “Finding The Right Time”. I hope to have it out before Christmas.
I’m working on several other manuscripts that are still in the works, but very exciting time.
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I feel like my writing is different because of the style. I write from the heart and of course most authors do. My romances are clean, yet passionate, but your teenager would be safe reading these. I try to make the characters real, not something that comes out of a box. I want my readers to relate to them on a natural level. They have everyday problems and solve them in everyday ways.
Why do I write what I do?
I write romance because I’m a passionate person. I’ve been reading romance novels since I was 13 and fell in love with them. I love to help my readers feel like it’s possible for them to be happy, or even find happiness in the relationship they’re in. Maybe my writing will carry them away for a moment or two. I also want them to realize that you don’t have to be rich, or a beauty queen to have romance. A lot of writers only write about billionaires and people that are superficial, but I try to write about real life people.
How does your writing process work?
My writing process is quite simple. A lot of my ideas come to me as I lay awake at night, but also when I’m people watching. I love to sit and just watch people. After the inspiration hits I immediately sit down and outline the story out from start to finish while it’s still hot in my mind. Then I expand each line of the outline into a chapter or two. Sometimes as I write I change up my lines, but the story stays on the same course as the original inspiration.
Hope everyone has a great Monday.
As always, good writing and May God Bless You…
2 thoughts on “The Writing Process Blog Tour”
Great post, Stephanie! It’s cool to see what inspires you. People watching is something I too like to do, but, for some reason, inspiration hits and runs. I have a scene and then I have to take it from there – or let it take itself further.
Thanks so much for being part of our tour and I hope we’ll be able to turn to you again for further projects. I’m a hardcore team player and blog tours (team projects) are what I think could give readers read, multifaceted insight into some of the most fascinating (hidden, untalked about) corners of novel writing. God bless you, Ana
Thanks for that Ana. I enjoyed it and just let me know if you need me again. It’s a fascinating world of novels and writing. I love to share it with everyone. Have a great one and God Bless. Steph