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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31 Days of Author Madness: Robyn Marie

The Fiver: 1. What is your writing process? Unruly, haha. Mostly it’s about inception. I like to think of an idea and then sit on it for awhile, waiting. Yes, procrastination is my middle name, but in this case, it’s helpful. As I stew, I like to watch movies/TV, read non-fiction books, peruse the internet,…

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31 Days of Author Madness: M. Dalto

The Fiver: 1. What is your writing process? I don’t know if I actually have a process when it comes to writing. I don’t outline my stories, and plan very little once an idea comes to me. Only once I start writing a story do I then consider where I want it go- it’s backwards…

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31 Days of Author Madness: Michael Estrin

The Fiver: 1. What is your writing process? It starts with a lot of yelling. This is due to my difficult relationship with computers. Why does anyone think computers will replace / annihilate humans when they can’t even print a simple document without three bajillion hiccups? OK, that’s not the real process, but it is…

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31 Days of Author Madness: R.S. Kovach

The Fiver: 1. What is your writing process? I need my laptop, WIP-specific playlist and Pinterest board, and no interruptions to write. I’m usually a planner, so I’ll have at least a general outline, but I’ve been known to “pants” scenes or twists along the way. 2. What inspires you to write? Anything and everything.…

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31 Days of Author Madness: Juliet Lyons

The Fiver: 1. What is your writing process? I usually start with an idea and jot it down. Then I attempt a brief outline. Often, ideas will fall apart at this stage. After the outline, I’ll write a few chapters to get a feel for the character’s voice. If it feels right I’ll write a…

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31 Days of Author Madness: Elicia Hyder

The Fiver 1. What is your writing process? I wish I had a normal “writing process.” I would probably be much more productive! Ha! But we have a large family and life often gets in the way, so I grab my writing time in snippets whenever I can. My most productive writing days are when…

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