I have an extra post this week because I’m doing a blog hop called, “Writers Tell All.”
Thanks to Romelle Broas for tagging me in this fun challenge! Here are my comments on the writing process:
Question 1: What are you working on?
- Releasing my debut novel, The 228 Legacy, on August 1st
- Polishing a cozy mystery featuring an Asian-American sleuth investigating a senior home
- Editing a previously shelved manuscript
Question 2: How does your writing process work?
- I look around for inspiration in my daily life. When an image, a phrase, or a theme sticks, I’ll expand on it.
- I do a general outline and conduct my research. Then I’ll write it out, often using more detailed chapter outlines. Afterwards, I revise for several rounds.
- My story gets feedback from my critique group, and I’ll change things based on their responses.
- I’ll read it again, looking for flow issues. I also line-edit it.
- Then I send off my polished manuscript and hope for the best.
Question 3: Who are the authors you most admire?
Amy Tan – She really brought Asian-American fiction to the public eye.
Lisa See – I admire her ability to conduct extensive research and weave in historical facts into a compelling plot.
Kazuo Ishiguro - His versatility is amazing, and I love how his books are a commentary about the world around us.
Now it's my turn to tag 3 people. Please check out their blogs. Who knows what you’ll find when writers tell all?
3. Gerry Wilson