Now that I’m cooking up my latest story, I can participate in the Writing Process Blog Tour 🙂 First, I’d like to acknowledge Samantha LaFantasie for inviting me to participate this time around. She’s an awesome sci-fi & fantasy author, and don’t forget to check her out.
Now, let’s get down to business…
The Writing Process
What am I working on?
The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. It’s a upcoming novella that takes you into Isabella’s past, when she first starts working with the Special Operations Executive, and her partner is Nikon Praskovya. This is an excellent companion to The Gray Tower Trilogy, and is a fun way to explore certain areas a little more.
Due to popular demand, my next project will be a Gray Tower Trilogy sequel–you will be stunned, pleased, and entertained.
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I don’t see many fantasies set in WWII era, so that alone kicks up the interest factor a notch. I also think just telling the story through my own voice and imagination will make it different.
Why do I write what I do?
I’m not only a writer of fantasy, but a reader as well. I love devouring fantasy books! I feel writing these stories are a natural outlet for all this excitement and imagination inside me.
How does my writing process work?
I can’t do the pantsing…sorry pantser friends! I start off with a general outline that becomes more detailed as I develop the beginning, middle and ending. I try to keep it flexible, because there have been times when I decided to not even let a certain character walk onto the stage, and other times I unexpectedly created someone that made it into the story. I make sure I hit all the major notes in basic story structure, and have a supporting cast of characters.
My debut novel is The Tower’s Alchemist (The Gray Tower Trilogy, #1), which is currently free to download.
Thanks, Samantha, for inviting me to participate in this Q&A!