Thank you to my author friend Dana D’Angelo for inviting me to the My Writing Process Blog Tour. She also writes Medieval historical romances. You can check out her writing process at:
Website Dana D’Angelo is first and foremost, a storyteller. Her stories have an interesting blend of romance, adventure, action, suspense and fantasy. She is intrigued with the idea of writing romance fiction that could bring hours of enjoyment to readers, help them escape from reality, and perhaps remind them how sweet love is and should be. These are the things that she enjoys as a reader, and these are the things that she wants to give back as a writer.
Let the questions begin:
What am I working on?
Lots! But currently focusing on book 1 (introduction) to one of my upcoming medieval series: it’s about the willful sister of my hero Norman knight and her journey to happy ever after. In Every Way. Excerpt is posted on the blog.
Why do I write what I do?
I’ve always been fascinated with England’s history before 1066 and after. It all started when I was old enough to draw and make my own comic books. Drawing that first knight on horseback…I haven’t looked back since. Knights in shining armor, kings, queens, castles… breathing life into them and weaving a tale of undying love during medieval times makes writing my romances all the more exciting for me. My thought process revolves heavily around my hero/heroine falling in love and overcoming the many obstacles, villains or other surprising hurdles to get to their happily ever after. There’s just something about a man in amour. Big, tall and alpha is what I like.
Favorite Authors of the genre
Kathleen E Woodiwiss, Johanna Lindsey, Brenda Joyce, Rexanne Becnel, Julie Garwood, Jude Deveraux and so many others from the classic days of memorable bodice rippers and historical romances..
How does my writing process work?
It varies. When an idea hits, I will write out chapters, notes, and a brief outline and set it aside. This does not always work. Other times, furious writing takes place because the characters are talking so loudly they want their stories told ASAP. I listen to music and once the headphones go on, I get the longhand written, then typed and work toward rewrites. I like writing longhand, it draws out more emotions, visuals and other little details and I get to the end faster.
Another favorite author of mine in a different genre.
J.P. Grider is a Young Adult and New Adult author. Her young adult series The Honor Trilogy consists of A Touch of Honor, A Man of Honor, and A Heart of Honor. Her most recent release is the new adult romance Calling California, which is the first in her Hunter Hill University series.
You can follow her:
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Blog at: http://www.jpgrider.com/