31 Days of Author Madness: Darly Jamison

The Fiver: 1. What is your writing process? My writing process involves making my surroundings as quiet as possible, no music or distractions from the hubby or kiddos, which is not an easy feat! I prefer being alone with my thoughts and characters so I can better hear what they have to tell me. 2.…

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31 Days of Author Madness: Sally Mason

The Fiver: 1. What is your writing process? I’m a panster by heart. The only thing I’m planning is a couple of major plot points and the ending. The last few paragraphs are written pretty early on so I can keep track of the finish line. The rest is write as a I go. 2.…

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31 Days of Author Madness: Kimberly Vale

The Fiver: 1. What is your writing process? Before I begin writing, I share my ideas with my two closest writing friends, we squeal together, then I get started. My writing process is a LOT of back and forth. I tend to revise while I draft, going back to a previous chapter and revising it…

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31 Days of Author Madness: Debra Goelz

The Fiver: 1. What is your writing process? I have gone into detail about my writing process in my description of how I wrote the story Red Snow. Essentially I am a believer in “Save the Cat.” So I begin with a theme. Usually something emotionally important to me. Then figure out which characters could…

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31 Days of Author Madness: Owain Glyn

The Fiver: 1. What is your writing process? I tend to get the germ of an idea. I handwrite my thoughts and put it to one side for a few days. I then reread, if it continues to make sense I will develop it. I do not put it onto publish until I am completely…

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31 Days of Author Madness: Trinity Hanrahan

The Fiver: 1. What is your writing process? Well, it generally starts with an inspiration from a song, show, movie or picture. Then I plot, plot, plot, outline, research, plot, outline, research, tag all info. At that point, I then procrastinate, writer’s block and occasionally write for the next year or so. Then, when my…

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31 Days of Author Madness: Morgan Rider

The Fiver: 1. What is your writing process? When I am plotting, I need to walk. When I get the story plotted, I break it down into chapters and plot each chapter individually. Then I write the rough draft following my chapter plots. When the draft is done, I revise. When the revision is done,…

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31 Days of Author Madness: Amber K. Bryant

The Fiver: 1. What is your writing process? Put words on a page. Force them to make sense. Revise everything, from text messages to novels, a gazillion times before letting anyone else see them. Try not to be consumed with self-doubt. I have trouble plotting in too great of detail so bare bones usually does…

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31 Days of Author Madness: Matthew Thrush

The Fiver: 1. What is your writing process? I used to think of an idea and daydream about it for a few hours or several days before writing. I write from passion and inspiration. However, writing like this can leave burn you out or sidetrack you along the way if you’re not careful. Since I…

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31 Days of Author Madness: Lavinia Leigh

The Fiver: 1. What is your writing process? I like to live with a story before I actually start writing it, slowly getting to know the characters. From there, I try to write out the rough draft without worrying too much about anything other than getting the words down. It’s the editing after when I…

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