Tell me about yourself

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I have been fortunate that so many lovely people have followed my blog, liked the articles and left comments.  Since I started writing this blog you may have come to know a little more about me.

So this week, I thought we’d do something a little different.  I would love to learn more about you.  Where you are from, why you love to write, what you hope for 2018….

Share something in the comments or if you are shy, you can always use the Contact Form to reach out.  You don’t need to have a wordpress account to leave comments, though please note all comments are moderated.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Let’s connect!

Ari

 

Not sure what to say in a comment?  How about answering this random question.  If you grew a tail, what type of tail would you want? (don’t I ask the real hard-hitting questions!)

To get the ball rolling, my answer would be scorpion tail.  Useful for people who sit in front of you at the movies and talk.  JAB!

GP: The creative process or my lunacy by Tavera Del Toro

This week’s guest poster is the lovely Tavera Del Toro, author of Revenge Chair.  Here Tavera discusses the creative process. Enjoy!

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by Tavera Del Toro

When I tell people I write novels, they often ask me where in the world do I get my ideas, which after a few general answers, I usually just say, “I don’t know, it just flashes into my head”. To be honest, that’s a half truth.

Like any art or endeavor, one can’t just perch down at your desk and inform your brain, “Okay, brain tell me a story!”

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GP: Interview with author Kim Chance

I am fortunate to have the wonderful Kim Chance, author of Keeper, back on this blog.  Check out her interview below.

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1 – Have you always wanted to be a writer?

I feel kind of strange saying this, but no. Writing has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I wrote some short stories and poetry as a kid, but most of my writing took the form of daily diaries and journals.

I still have a box full of them! Once digital journals became a thing (anyone remember LiveJournal?), I kept one all through high school and college. Writing has always played a key role in helping me process the world and my feelings about it.

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10 Things I have Learnt about being a writer

Stack of vintage books isolated on white01 Writing takes practice

Of course it takes practice.  It is like anything, you can bring all the talent you have to a creative endeavour, but if you are going to progress you need to practice.

Skill is developed and it needs space and time to grow.  I am actually saddened when I see new writers who say “I’ve started writing a novel,” and then a month later they are publishing it.

I am sure there are the odd savants out there who can churn out a novel and edit it within a month and it’s a masterpiece.  Let me just say I haven’t come across any yet.  Writing needs patient, time and a helluva lot of blood, sweat and tears.

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GP: My first year as a writer by J M Woodall

This week’s guest poster is the lovely J M Woodall, author of Like A Fox on the Run.  He discusses his experience during the first year of being a writer.  Enjoy!

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My First Year as A Writer

by J M Woodall

No one ever wakes up one morning and just decides, “Hey! I think I’ll become an author today!” Right?

Well, as much as it seemed that’s what I did, I promise you, that’s not how it went down. As I approach my first year as a published author, I take a slight pause to reflect on just what a wild and crazy ride it’s been in just a few, short months.

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GP: Interview with Tony Brady

This week’s guest post is an interview with the wonderful Tony Brady, auther of the Thousand Scars series.  Enjoy!

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Interview with Tony Brady

01 – Have you always wanted to be a writer?

I’m not going to say that I’ve always wanted to be a writer in particular, but I have always loved to write and it doesn’t surprise me that my writing has been getting all the attention lately. I have always wanted to make the world a better place. That is my goal, that is my purpose. That is what I shall be.

02 – What inspires your writing?

A lot of things effect my writing and there are sometimes the occasional happenings that inspire it as well. The greater accomplishments of man, both wretched and divine, push me to write when I see or hear of them. Those potent influences effect all of my art. I paint, draw, write poems and tattoo as well as write novels and short stories.

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