Thanks so much to Joe Perrone Jr. for inviting me to this Blog Hop on the Writing Process.
Joe Perrone Jr. was the first author to be interviewed on this blog!
Joe’s Bio: Joe Perrone Jr. worked as a sportswriter for the Passaic-Clifton, NJ, Herald News, as well as a freelance advertising copywriter. Joe was also a professional fly-fishing guide for ten years in the Catskill Mountains of New York, and has had several fly-fishing short stories published in the Mid Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide. The author is perhaps best known for his Matt Davis Mystery Series. Roscoe — “Trout Town USA” — serves as the setting for Joe’s books in the Matt Davis Mysteries series.
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The idea of this blog tour is to introduce readers to new authors. I have been asked to answer 4 questions about my writing process and then tag 3-4 more authors.
Here are my answers to the questions:
JESS’S WRITING PROCESS
1. What am I working on?
I am currently blogging about Singapore’s political history.
On the creative writing side, I most recently completed The Wilde Twins (a psych thriller series featuring serial killer evil twins).
I have several other projects to get to…
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I will let readers decide on that. I like to study the work of people whom I admire and learn from them (whether it’s to do with writing, or something else).
3. Why do I write what I do?
Because I enjoy original stories and seeking the truth.
4. How does my writing process work?
I usually have some kind of plan or (quite comprehensive) outline. If not I tend to waste a lot of time trying to fix details along the way.
Hot chamomile tea helps me stay nice and relaxed while writing/editing.
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Authors I have Tagged:
I’ve tagged fellow authors Maria Savva, Edward Giles Brown, Matt Posner, and Katherine Mayfield.
I’m very happy to introduce you to these authors, so hop on over to their sites and see what they are up to.
On Twitter, you can follow the various blogs in this tour via the hashtag #MyWritingProcess
Maria Savva lives and works in London. She studied Law at Middlesex University and The College of Law. She is a lawyer, although not currently practising law. She has published five novels, the most recent of which is Haunted, a crime fiction/psychological thriller. Far Away In Time is her sixth collection of short stories.
(2) Edward Giles Brown
Edward Giles Brown is the author of 365 Days of Verse, a sonnet collection containing a sonnet written every day for a year, and The Sacrifice, a five act play.
He’s currently revising 365 Days of verse and will eventually release a single-volume second edition. He is currently seeking work in Hong Kong.
Matt Posner is my highly motivated and industrious co-author on the book, Teen Guide!
This is Matt’s bio from the Teen Guide to Sex and Relationships page:
Matt is an NYC teacher who’s willing to make controversial statements that he thinks are in your best interest. In his own words, Teen Guide “explains what mature, adult sexuality is and provides a useful guide to entering that sexual world at the right time.”
Matt is also the author of the School of the Ages series (an urban fantasy for ages 12 and up).
A former actress who appeared Off-Broadway and on the daytime drama Guiding Light, Katherine Mayfield is the author of the award-winning memoir, The Box of Daughter: Healing the Authentic Self; Bullied (a guide to recovery for teens and adults who have been bullied); and Dysfunctional Families: The Truth Behind the Happy Family Facade.
She has written for numerous local and national publications, and appears regularly with the Portsmouth Athenæum’s Wednesday Writers’ Series in Portsmouth, NH. She teaches writing workshops and classes in Maine, provides coaching and editing for other writers, and enjoys using her acting skills and love of words to record audiobooks.