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I was tagged by [profile] saare_snowqueen – for the My Writing Process Blog Hop, so here goes!

What am I working on?

My current work-in-progress is a weird one. “Damaged Goods” started off as a mis-lit, with the teenage heroine losing her whole family and striking up a relationship with an emotionally fubarred old man, while being pursued by the Swedish military. It didn't work, and I abandoned it to make the girl start seeing the ghost of a drowned girl, which was going to be a paranormal murder mystery. I've abandoned that, too, though not the characters. Now she meets Jasfoup the demon, who helps her to not be bullied any more. 'An Ungodly Child' without Harold's riches, perhaps.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I generally write about ordinary people being thrust into the penumbra of Heaven and finding out there isn't such a clear demarkation between 'good' and 'evil'

Why do I write what I do?

I like fantasy which is in good humour but which also turns the established ideals on their heads. Helpful demons, vengeful angels, gay Christians and Puritannical Pagans. I'll never be a great writer but a lot of people have enjoyed my novels.

With my other gloves on I write erotica which tries to give a positive spin on human urges. Polyamorous groups, BDSm practitioners, Brothel madams. I try to paint them as human as the Boy Next Door

How does your writing process work?

When I get an idea I write dozens, hundreds or thousands of short stories and flash fiction about the characters and the situations in the novel. This takes a long time. I'm a pantser, which means I write with only the most general of plot ideas and allow myself to be seduced into plot twists and unexpected situations. I once had a main character (a vampire) die because she opened a door inside a tunnel and it was broad sunshine outside. Poof. A whole subplot about resurrection, but that's been done before.

My writing output has slowed significantly recently because I started training in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu six days a week. I'm always so tired...
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found on the NaNoWriMo Derbyshire FB page

Go on, I dare you to answer these...



1. What’s your word count?

2. How long until you finish?

3. If you have finished, how long did it take you?

4. Do you have an outline?

5. Do you have a plot?

6. How many words do you typically write a day?

7. What was your greatest word count in one day?

8. What was your least impressive word count in one day?

9. What inspired you to write?

10. Does your novel have a theme song?

11. Assign each of your major characters a theme song.

12. Which character is most like you?

13. Which character would you most likely be friends with?

14. Do you have any Gary-Stu’s or Mary Sue’s (if you do not recognize the term, click here: http://www.onlyfiction.net/marysue2.html)?

15. Who is your favourite character in your novel?

16. Have your characters ever done something completely unexpected? If so, what?

17. Have you based any of your novel directly on personal experiences?

18. Do you believe in plot bunnies?

19. Is there magic in your novel?

20. Are any holidays celebrated in your novel?

21. Does anyone die?

22. How many cups of coffee have you consumed during your writing experience?

23. What is the latest have you stayed up writing?

24. What is the best line?

25. What is the worst line?

26. Have you dreamt about your novel or its characters?

27. Does your novel rely heavily on allegory?

28. Summarize your novel in under fifteen words.

29. Do you love all your characters?

30. Have you done something sadistic or cruel to your characters specifically to increase your word count?

31. What was the last thing your main character ate?

32. Describe your main character in three words.

33. What would your antagonist dress up as for Halloween?

34. Does anyone in your story go to a place of worship?

35. How many romantic relationships take place in your novel?

36. Are there any explosions in your novel?

37. Is there an apocalypse in your novel?

38. Does your novel take place in a post-apocalyptic world?

39. Are there aliens, robots, and creatures from another world in your novel?

40. Are there witches, wizards, zombies, vampires or mythological creatures/figures in your novel?

41. Is anyone reincarnated?

42. Is anyone physically ailed?

43. Is anyone mentally ill?

44. Who has pets in your novel and what are they?

45. Are there angels, demons, or any religious references/figures in your novel?

46. How about political figures?

47. Is there incessant drinking?

48. Are there board games? If so, which ones?

49. Are there any dream sequences?

50. Is there humour?

51. Is there tragedy?

52. Does anyone have a temper tantrum?

53. Are there any naughty sex/sexy scenes?

54. How many characters end up single at the end of your novel?

55. Is anyone in your novel adopted?

56. Does anyone in your novel wear glasses?

57. Has your novel provided insight about your life?

58. Your personality?

59. Has your novel inspired anyone?

60. How many people have asked to read your novel?

61. Have you drawn any of your characters?

62. Has anyone drawn your characters for you?

63. Does anyone vomit in your novel?

64. Does anyone bleed in your novel?

65. Do any of your characters watch TV?

66. What size shoe does your main character wear?

67. Do any of the characters in your novel use a computer?

68. How would you react if your novel was erased entirely?

69. Did you cry at killing off any of your characters?

70. Did you cheer when killing off one of your characters?

71. What advice would you give to a fellow writer?

72. Describe your ending in three words.

73. Are there any love triangles, squares, hexagons, etc.?

74. On a scale of 1-10 (1 being the least stressful, 10 being the most) how does your stress rank?

75. Is it worth it?

Quotation

Jul. 25th, 2012 09:17 am
leatherdykeuk: (Default)


    “Language is my whore, my mistress, my wife, my pen-friend, my check-out girl. Language is a complimentary moist lemon-scented cleansing square or handy freshen-up wipe-ette. Language is the breath of God, the dew on a fresh apple, it's the soft rain of dust that falls into a shaft of morning sun when you pull from an old bookshelf a forgotten volume of erotic diaries; language is the faint scent of urine on a pair of boxer shorts, it's a half-remembered childhood birthday party, a creak on the stair, a spluttering match held to a frosted pane, the warm wet, trusting touch of a leaking nappy, the hulk of a charred Panzer, the underside of a granite boulder, the first downy growth on the upper lip of a Mediterranean girl, cobwebs long since overrun by an old Wellington boot.” ― Stephen Fry

Quotation

Jul. 25th, 2012 09:17 am
leatherdykeuk: (Default)


    “Language is my whore, my mistress, my wife, my pen-friend, my check-out girl. Language is a complimentary moist lemon-scented cleansing square or handy freshen-up wipe-ette. Language is the breath of God, the dew on a fresh apple, it's the soft rain of dust that falls into a shaft of morning sun when you pull from an old bookshelf a forgotten volume of erotic diaries; language is the faint scent of urine on a pair of boxer shorts, it's a half-remembered childhood birthday party, a creak on the stair, a spluttering match held to a frosted pane, the warm wet, trusting touch of a leaking nappy, the hulk of a charred Panzer, the underside of a granite boulder, the first downy growth on the upper lip of a Mediterranean girl, cobwebs long since overrun by an old Wellington boot.” ― Stephen Fry

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