My Writing Process

I’ve been tagged by Glynis Rankin to write a little about my writing process.  I’ve been asked to discuss my writing by others, and so I had to think about for awhile when Glynis asked me.  What could I say that would be different?  What could I say to make it more interesting?

I’m still not quite certain, but I thought I would write what I was moved to write.

What am I working on?

I am working on a Historical Paranormal Romance.  African-American history can be rather difficult to face.  Because of that reason, I challenged myself as an African-American woman to write a story that would make me proud, and create a world that could absorb some of the ugliness of our past.  Absorb it, and shape my own world that, although built around history, is a world filled with possibilities that African-Americans did not have in the 1800s.

How does my work differ from the work of others in the genre?

Curious question.  As writers we all believe that our own unique experiences help color the stories we tell.  And that that is what makes each of my stories different from the stories others who write within the same genre.  And in kind makes others stories different than mine.  The more I experience and learn, the richer and more unique my stories will be.

Why do I write what I do?

I write stories about women, relationships, and family.  Why? Because I love to tell stories of strength and survival. I believe people are capable of incredible things.  Sometimes, we forget it, and we give up.  We accept whatever is presented to us.  Whatever is easy.  But, sometimes, when we take what is given to us, we miss out on something so so much greater.

How does my writing process work?

My process is pretty simple.  I write whenever I can, and I write what touches my heart and mind.  It may not appeal to everyone, but if my stories connect with one other person, I feel I have told the story that I wanted to tell.

Next, visit a couple of my friends, and discover what they feel and think about their writing processes.

Charmaine Gordon

Laura Johnson


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