Witches and warlocks. Werewolves and vampire and lunatics with knives and hatchets. Demented souls that wail and gibber into the night, and black, abandoned houses that darkly invite you to your own doom. Blogging and marketing and finding new ways to get your mug dead in front of someone’s eyes. Editing and re-writing and publishing. Getting each scene and sentence and word just right, so when your baby hits the stand, someone oh someone will surely like it, buy it, remember it so perhaps, when your next one comes out, they reach for it without hesitation.
This is the world of the paranormal writer.
This is my world.
Come join me…
Hi, I’m just leaving an answer to your post asking authors what they do to prepare to write. I just read every nonfiction book on the subject (I write historical fiction) and internet probes. Then I form how I want my characters to relate and introduce themselves into the book (all in my head). I then sometimes write chapters down with the main theme of that chapter. Sometimes I don’t even write that much down because it’s all in my head. Then I write and take me where the characters’ natural leanings take me. They usually talk to me behind my chair. I know that’s nutty, but that’s the way I do it. Thanks for asking. Joyce Shaughnessy ahealingplace81860.wordpress.com “A Healing Place” and “Blessed Are the Merciful”
Thanks for the post, Joyce…
Nothing is nutty, as far as I’m concerned. At the risk of giving out TMI, I’ve had all my ideas for books and stories in the shower. 🙂
Those are both interesting ways to come up with ideas! I find that I have my best ideas when I’m asleep and dreaming! 😛 It’s difficult to remember so I have to write it down as soon as I wake up! By the way, I really enjoy your blog!
Thank you, Haley, that’s very kind. I’ve tried concentrating to come up with stuff, but I fail that way, invariably. The mind works best relaxed, I guess, so trying to hard just shuts it down…I’m happy you came by 🙂
Hi, the image of the glaring wolf in front of the helpless moon, conjured up feelings of the power of light and dark in storytelling! The right image sums up what a lifetime’s worth of writing can only reach for! Thank you for the follow! Nice to meet you!
I agree…it’s all about painting pictures, isn’t it? I was lucky enough to find that image online, and felt it embodied the relationship between wolves (were and otherwise) and the moon. Glad you like it, and thanks for the follow and comment. 🙂
Nice blog. You and your family sound like nice people. Nice to meet another writer. I’m visiting from Goodreads Books, Blogs, Authors group.
Thanks DM…I’ve been on vacation, but back in the saddle again. I’ll come say hello on Goodreads…
1st of all, Pittsburgh represent.
2nd, thanks for the appreciations. I…appreciate them
3rd Don’t look now, but you have a wolf attacking your website. Be careful, I’ve heard they can smell good writing from a mile away.
1. You’re darned right they do – look out Manning…
2. de nada. I appreciate that you appreciate that…ah, you get it…
3. Hope he doesn’t starve, hanging around here 🙂
Ha ha! I hate having my picture taken too!
Hi, Thomas. Welcome to Diabetic Redemption’s family of readers. I’m glad you’ve joined us. On my site you’ll find a Friends page, where my readers share info about themselves and their blogs — I invite you to do the same. So, again, welcome!
Hi Judith…thanks so much 🙂
My father was a diabetic, so I can identify somewhat, even if secondhand. I look forward to enjoying our little group…
Warm Regards, Thomas
Glad to connect! 🙂
You too…you have some beautiful poetry…very impressive 🙂
Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award. Check it out here http://superphoenix.wordpress.com/2012/12/06/and-the-liebster-award-goes-to/
Forgive my confusion…but are you telling me you just nominated me?
Thank you for following my blog, because of this I’m introduced to a great author. Congratulations on your new publishing contract – that has to be a bucket list must! Looking forward to exploring your posts.
What a wonderful introduction 🙂
Thanks so much, Mary. I too anticipate many enjoyable moments with you. Merry Christmas, my new pal 🙂
Just popped over here to nominate you for the Liebster Award.
I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award: http://drawingroomdays.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/sunshine-award/
Hi Karen! So good to hear from you 🙂
Awwww…thanks so much…that’s very kind of you….come by and talk some time, will you?
Will defo do some more visiting 🙂 Have a great day x
You’re always welcome…and if you’re like me, your visiting time is limited. Just stay in touch 🙂
Yes, finding less and less time to do anything these days. But I have started another blog, if you have the time, the link is under my post 1000 words. Trying to force myself into making the time to write more regularly! Sometimes it’s so hard 😀
I actually took some time off from blogging and so on, and finished my second book. Felt great to just write for a change. I have so many ideas, and precious little time to get them on paper. Time management, eh? 🙂 I’ll have a look at the site – why did you start a second?
The second one pure writing shorts and poetry, rather than blogging posts 🙂 I thought it would be better to separate them!
Makes sense…I dont have the time or inclination to do that much work 🙂
haha, well I am making myself do it. I thought if I can do a post on there once a week, then I must be doing something right 😉 and hopefully will learn something about my writing on the way
good plan…I’m trying to concentrate a bit more on the writing side. the social stuff has to be, of course, but in the past, if anything was cut out, it was typically writing. I suspect that was backwards 🙂
The Sunshine Award? Yipppeeee. Sounds like Thomas.
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Hey Thomas, Guess What … YOU are my blogs featured author TODAY and it’s LIVE NOW 🙂
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I’ve nominated you for TWO blog awards! Check it out: http://imagineerebooks.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/received-two-awards/
Thanks so much, Steve…that’s quite an honor 🙂
I appreciate it…
My pleasure, Thomas – and you deserve them! 🙂
You’re too kind…just trying to help out a bit…
Thanks for visiting and stopping by blog 🙂
It is really appreciated a lot 😀
God bless you 🙂 🙂