Many thanks to Raelea Hiller for inviting me to join the Writing Process Blog Tour! I’ve never done anything like this, so I’m honoured to have been chosen to be a part of the experience.
Raelea’s blog The Starlit Forest is a haven for people fascinated by poetry and novel writing. Her style of writing is unparalleled and her posts reveal the formation of a brilliant author that will undoubtedly rise through the ranks of acclaimed writers.
So, thanks once again Raelea! 🙂
Now, onto answering some questions …
What am I working on?
I’ve said many times on this blog that as much as I’d love to writing a fantasy novel, I simply do not feel comfortable (or experienced) enough to do so. Thus, my weekly articles on Middle-earth – be they reviews, analyses or just praises – is what keeps me going.
At the same time, two projects I’m currently immersed in are the Concluding ‘The Fall of Arthur’ project (in which I’m foolishly attempting to complete an unfinished work by Tolkien) and setting up a new blog dedicated to the TV series Sherlock (and Sherlock Holmes in general).
How does my work differ from others in its genre?
Just like every other blogger who posts on the same subject, I want to give my own voice and contribution to that literature. I don’t consider myself anywhere close to an expert, but I want to throw my opinions and ideas in the online mix, together with thousands and thousands of others – hoping that one day my voice may stand out a little higher from the rest.
Why do I write what I do?
I’ve got so many thoughts and arguments that I’d like to say, that I can’t keep them bottled up inside of me. Where I live, being a fan of Tolkien and Fantasy is not such a common trait; therefore, I feel that the only way I can express myself is through writing. Posting on this blog allows me to meet other like-minded individuals and be able to interact and socialize with them by discussing what we love best.
How does your writing process work?
It all begins with an idea. A single thought. Until that thought grows in my mind and other strands of ideas begin to connect with it. My mind processes all these together over a long period of gestation – days, weeks, months. Eventually, a structure of writing for a particular topic evolves and continues to develop until finally, an impulse forces me to write everything down in one instance.
Reading my own writing gives me a different perspective on things (which would otherwise have seemed different when still fermenting in my mind) therefore, several revisions and corrections later, the end result is usually a satisfying piece of writing which I deem sufficient enough to present to others for evaluation (the readers/followers of my blog).
Time to choose three other bloggers!
This is my choice for other writers to continue this Writing Process Blog Tour (by July 14th):
Steven over at The Leather Library has been a faithful follower, friend and adviser ever since I started this blog. Primarily, he’s a fan of Tolkien, but his blog delves into a vaster expanse of knowledge in literature.
His blog is a treasure trove on philosophy, science and extends beyond writing itself: delving into video book reviews and other fascinating content . A truly inspiring individual.
O’Gene is a master of blogs. Out of his countless online writing spaces, Sourcerer is the ideal world for any fan of fantasy, comics, films – you name it. Thanks to his group of contributors and other associated blogs, he provides brilliantly-written content that will accompany you on a daily basis.
Keep up the great work! 🙂
Meanwhile, what they do over at daggerandbrush is something I’ve always wanted to do: paint figures and war gaming. Unfortunately, I discovered that I’m not as patient with a paintbrush and a 28mm-figure as I had initially thought, before embarking on such a task. Therefore, going through daggerandbrush’s posts is a kind of dream fulfillment, as I read and witness the step-by-step process of building armies for wargaming. From terrain-building tutorials t0 articles and guides, this is the one miniature painting blog you can’t do without …
Many thanks for reading! 🙂