This is a blog chain hop on writing for authors with blogs. It is my honor to have been tagged by Ia
Ia Uaro was a published author at 17 and used the proceeds
to help fund her university studies, during which time she was active in
aero-modelling, martial arts, mountaineering, speleology… and studied
petroleum seismology among her music-playing friends. After her graduation she
worked with French, Norwegian and American geophysical companies, besides being
a volunteer translator. In
since 1995, She is now a mum who does several kinds of volunteer work, assesses
manuscripts, reviews books, interviews authors and writes real-life socio
fiction. You can find her post at http://sydneyssong.net/blog/my-writing-process/
Amazon buy link: http://www.amazon.com/Sydneys-Song-Ia-Uaro-ebook/dp/B009HURJ3U/
1. What am I working on?
editing book one of my fantasy series. This is possibly considered a
portal fantasy, as most of the survivors of Earth went through a magical
portal to get to this land. However, the story isn’t about that. The focus
is on one of them and the path he carves out for himself in this strange
world. The story has magic, magical creatures, and a sword-wielding lady
who leads an army.
rewriting Fractions of Existence with a different setting to see how it
working on my A to Z challenge posts. What’s that about? Come back on
March 21 for the theme reveal to find out!
taken a fantasy class at Creative
Writing Institute, so I’m writing a short story for that. I’m planning
for it to be an adventure of Monoghan and Candra.
Learn more about this great school, which helps people with cancer, by
also in a class which focus on writing for children and young adults. The
fantasy series I mentioned at the start of this question- I’m co-writing a
short story about the sword-wielding lady when she was younger.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
fantasy series differs because it is on a world born from societies that
of Existence differs from other urban fantasy in that it is unclear what,
exactly, the main characters are, classification wise. This is why the
website is what-are-they.com
- My A
to Z challenge posts, well, the story will be in my voice, and that’s all
I’ll say for now!
adventure of Monoghan and Candra… actually, I’m not far enough along to
know the answer on how it will be different from all others of the genre.
Monoghan is certainly an unusual take on his type of character.
short story about the sword-wielding lady is different in how she responds
to social norms.
3. Why do I write what I do?
write what I do because the characters in my head are loud and demanding.
LOL. A good fantasy story, no matter the sub-genre, draws a parallel to
our real world and our history. The best of them do this without the
reader noticing the first time it is read. Fiction offers vital knowledge,
such as how to survive an extreme situation, which may be relevant to the
reader one day. (Or perhaps is cathartic in that it already is relevant to
the reader, in which case it’s like a support group which offers a story
without making the reader go next and offering their own. Sometimes it
helps to know others have gone through something, even if those others are
fictional.) Fiction also allows readers to step into situations they have
always dreamed of, such as a chance to be the hero. Of course, no hero can
exist without a challenge to overcome, and that’s what writers pen. We
also put words into the mouths of actors… anyone catch the Oscars?
4. How does my writing process work?
idea comes into my head. I write it down. Words attach to it. Characters
are born. I take vivid, detailed notes on those characters. The characters
have strong feelings about something. Those become scenes. The scenes
become chapters. And, you guessed it, the chapters become a book (or a
story, or a script, etc). Then the editing… oh, that’s another process!
And now to introduce the next author!
This writer was bold and brave enough to jump in. The writer
knows a free promotion opportunity should always be seized. I would tell you to
click on a link or two, so you could learn more about this writer, except they
do not exist!
I put the offer out there. No takers. So, the hop, sadly,
Thank you for stopping by to read this post.