Monday, May 26, 2014

Writing Process Blog

My Writing Process Blog Tour

The Writing Process Blog Tour has traveled to my blog today. Special thanks goes to Brenda Anderson for nominating me for this tour. Brenda’s debut novel, Chain of Mercy, is one you don’t want to miss! In case you aren’t familiar with Brenda and her work, I’ll introduce you.  After that I’ll talk about my writing process, and then I’m going to point the tour in a new direction toward another writer whose books you won’t want to miss! The tour stops at her site on Monday, June 2nd.

Brenda Anderson

Brenda Anderson writes gritty, life-affirming fiction that offers hope and reminds the reader they’re not alone. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, and is currently President of the ACFW Minnesota chapter, MN-NICE. When not reading or writing, she enjoys music, theater, roller coasters, and baseball (Go Twins!), and she loves watching movies with her family. She resides in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area with her husband of 26 years, their three children, and one sassy cat.

Her debut novel, Chain of Mercy, released in April of 2014 through Winslet Press!

Rose’s Writing Process:

1. Current writing project: Right now I’m ready to start the second round of revisions on the first book of my rodeo romance series. The hero and heroine in this book are in their forties and hoping for another go around at love.

2. How my work differs from others in the same genre: This is a tough one. I think it might be that I enjoy writing stories with older hero and heroines. I’ve received great feedback from readers about how they enjoy reading about characters closer to their age group.

3. Why do I write what I do? I like happy endings. Sappy, right? Ha! In addition to the happy endings, God is such a part of my life, I’m happy to tell stories that show how to practice His Biblical principles into daily living and loving.

4. How does my writing process work? I like to write to theme in my stories, whether they are short stories or manuscripts so once I get a plot idea, I look for a Bible verse that fits the plot line then I start an outline of the story and begin to flesh out my characters. Since I have a full time job, working off of an outline helps me to streamline my writing time.

The tour rolls on: June 2nd

Please stop by and visit Helen Gray!

Helen Gray grew up in a small Missouri town and married her pastor. While working alongside her husband in his ministry, she had three children, taught school, became an amateur ventriloquist and directed/accompanied church music programs. Now that she is retired and the children are grown, she has resumed the writing she began when they were small.

Her stories are meant to honor God and depict Christian lives and problems as she knows and observes them. If her writing in even a small way touches others, she considers it a blessing and thanks God for the opportunity.

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