Monthly Archives: February 2014

THE GUARDIAN-REVIEW OF MY BOOK

The  Guardian,  The Guardian a newspaper based in Prince Edward Island wrote a review of my book, THE HULL HOME.  The article was written by Elizabeth Cran, a free lance writer who does book reviews for the paper.  I’m delighted a reviewer outside Newfoundland and Labrador found my book interesting enough to comment on.

BLOG HOP-WRITING PROCESS

I’ve been asked by two followers to talk about my writing process. The first is Paul Butler. His knowledge and skill in his craft has helped me get published. The second is Rati Mehrotra, who has quite the sense of hunour.

Now, let’s get to the questions.

1) WHAT AM I WORKING ON NOW?

I’m working on a murder mystery surrounding the death of a priest in a small community.  His untimely death leaves everyone stunned as he is well liked with no stains on his character or work.  My two previous novels, although works of fiction, are based on actual tragedies which happened in Newfoundland history. Therefore, the actual events helped in forming the characters and their reactions. The murder mystery is complete fiction, and although more challenging to write in terms of the general idea, the process of producing a story with a logical plot  consisting of twists and unexpected turns is refreshing and rather enjoyable.

I’m also re-drafting a children’s  a fantasy story about a twelve-year-old girl who comes to realize she’s descended from a line of wolves with all the abilities of the elusive creatures.

2) HOW DOES MY WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS OF ITS GENRE?

Are there really any set rules for a specific genre? My story deals with the murders of several people which makes it a murder mystery, and there are subtle clues to follow in solving the strange deaths. I’m concentrating on character development  so the reader will get to experience the main players as a living, breathing human beings.

3) WHY DO I WRITE WHAT I DO?

As you’ve probably guessed, I don’t stick to one type of ‘genre’.  I love inventing a story to fit in with an actual event just as I enjoy delving  into my imagination and see what wonders and mystical creations I can produce.

4) HOW DOES YOUR WRITING PROCESS WORK?

I envy  those writers who can sit down and work out an outline.  I’d have to say that there really isn’t a ‘process’. The germ of an idea takes hold and I start writing (by hand).  The ideas pop into my head as the pencil skims across the page.  Often I’m amazed and surprised by the turn of events and the situations I create.

Sadly I wasn’t able to pass along the blog hop as most of my followers have answered the four above questions.