Blog Hop!

May. 5th, 2014 06:53 pm
aberwyn: (justice)
[personal profile] aberwyn
Welcome to the Writing Process Blog Hop! My thanks to Jennifer Stevenson, the author of the Hinky Chicago series, for inviting me! She's written other nifty Romance series, too. I just happen to particularly like the Hinky Chicago set.

1. At the moment I'm working the first new Deverry novel in some years, A TALENT FOR MAGIC, as well as finishing up the second "Runemaster" book, SORCERER'S FEUD.

2. My books tend to be eccentric compared to other genre books, particularly those books, like the "Runemaster" and the Nola O'Grady books, that fall into the Urban Fantasy sub-genre. I don't write about teenagers, for starters. My characters have family and friends that complicate the plots. And I've never set out to write a "fast fun read." I like to have some meat in a story for readers to chew on.

3. I have no idea why I write what I do. The genre chose me, not vice versa. When I sit down to write, what comes out tends to involves worlds that aren't like ours and characters who do things that would be impossible in real life.

4.My writing process can be rather strange, too. I'm what is called a "discovery writer", that is, when I start a book, I have no outline, no clear idea, even, of what the book will be like. All of my books start with characters talking to me. They only gradually reveal what they're up to. On top of that, I like to weave, that is, when I do get some inkling of what's going to happen later in the book, I jump ahead and write that part out before returning to the straight narrative line. By weaving back and forth, I eventually get a complete first draft that then requires a lot of revision to get into shape. Fortunately, I enjoy revising. I often go over the manuscript three or four times before I show it to an editor.

Next week on Blog Hop, check out these two fine writers:

JD Glass writes about science, myth, and the biggest magic of all: being human.
Kari Sperring is a British writer of fantasy and history, but she'd rather be a musketeer.
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
Account name:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
HTML doesn't work in the subject.


Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.


aberwyn: (Default)
Katharine B Kerr

April 2017

234 5678

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 24th, 2017 01:52 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios