Monday, June 30, 2014

Tag! I'm it! Writer's Process Blog Tour!

Writers are always trying to find ways to reach our readers so when Camille Eide contacted me about a continuous author blog tour where I answer a few questions, I jumped at the chance. So thank you, Camille! Please go visit her at Extreme Keyboarding.

Question 1: What am I working on now?
At the moment, I'm writing a proposal for a new series based in the Georgia gold rush--and yes, there was a gold rush in the North Georgia Mountains in the 1830s. An unconventional woman goes in search of her missing father after her by-the-book uncle arranges a marriage to save the family business.

Question 2: How does my work differ from others in my genre?
A writer friend once told me that I write about strong women facing unusual circumstances in order to do the right thing. I like that. I also create stories around pieces of history most folks have never heard of.

Question 3: Why do I write what I do?
When I first started writing about women in unique historical circumstances, it was because of my girls--I wanted them to know girls played an important part in our history and that they could too. But the further along I go in this writing journey, I've realized that whether or not my stories minster to anyone, God uses them to minster to me.

Question 4: How does my writing process work?
Generally, I start with character charts and scene outline. Then I write the first draft, generally in longhand--that usually takes me about a month to six weeks. After I'm finished, I dictate it in to my computer then start edits(which is the fun part!) From start to finish, a book usually takes me 3-4 months.

And now to introduce next week's guest host--she's an amazing lady who has a real servant's heart!

ANE MULLIGAN--Southern Fried Fiction
In June of 2002, I quit my job as a business manager and with my husband’s encouragement, turned my hand to novel writing. To date, I’ve completed five novels, and I’m working on a new series.   
Always from the South ... okay originally from Southern California, I now live in Atlanta, Georgia with my husband  and two very large dogs, Shadrach and Oliver Twist.
My debut book, Chapel Springs Revival, releases Sept 8th, 2014.

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