February 11, 2015

★¸¸.•¨¯`•. ★TOUR THROUGH BLOGLAND ★¸¸.•¨¯`•. ★


                                            The rules for this tour
    Tour Through Blogland
  1. Pass the tour on to up to four other bloggers.
  2. Give them the rules and a specific Monday to post.
  3. Answer 4 questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do.
  4. The last part of Tour Through Blogland is to write a one-time article which is to be posted on a Monday (the date supplied by your nominator). This article can be in the same post in which you answered the 4 questions. The article can be anything of your choosing. BLOGLAND USUALLY POSTS ON MONDAYS but ~ My guests will be posting on Monday or Wednesday  due to previous commitments.
 My lovely author guests are:
               Flossie Benton Rogers @ Conjuring the Magic
               Reyna Hawk                 @ Author-reynahawk



                  
                                 Flossie Benton Rogers
                 


 is the author of the Wytchfae paranormal romance series. She is Sagittarius with a Libra ascendant and Taurus moon, or a 5th generation Floridian and freedom loving mystic. She pursues her passion for mythology by writing romances with fairies, goddesses, ghosts, angels, demons, and other magical beings. The Wytchfae world brims with dimensions parallel to our own. Some are welcoming, others dangerous and forbidding. Through the darkest night and the fright of unchained chaos, love will always shine.
  You may find Flossie here:
Website  -  Twitter  -  Facebook  -  Pinterest


                      Creative Process

 1- Are you more plot or character driven in your writing process and why?


Plot driven. The stories I am called to write are adventurous, quick moving, and flush with surprising twists and turns.  The heroes and heroines are otherworldly--ghosts, guardians, goddesses, witches, fairies, and demons. They possess humanlike attributes and personalities, while exploring the depths of their unique abilities and powers.  My characters must deal with challenges on the human earth world and other realities. Their lives don’t always unfold like a blossom opening to the sun. Sometimes a solar flare erupts and fries the pristine bud. Sometimes the flower morphs into a breathtaking, witchy siren. My characters seek beauty in the midst of darkness and devotion in the midst of bedlam. Simmering below it all is the immutable flame of eternal love.

 2- Where do you find most of your inspiration?


By turn, in grandiose and inconspicuous places. Sources of inspiration are everywhere. I’m stirred by the mythologies of the world and the fairy tales I read as a child. Nature engenders sparks of stories, from the faces I see amid the trees to the jeweled brilliance of the night sky. People, places, events. Music, lyrics, dreams. All the world is alive and waiting to whisper the tales we come to think of as our own.

 3- Do you work on more than one project at a time?


Yes, what happens is that during the writing of a book, one or more secondary characters will begin asking for their stories to be told. I try not to work in a haphazard fashion, but neither is it a linear fashion. I enjoy the energy of having numerous characters come to life at any given time to star in their own books. I also enjoy planning other series and getting to know characters from different worlds.

 4- Do you stick to projected storyline or do you let a story flow and take it's own life?



A blend of both. I like to plan and plot and then allow for the characters or the chaos muse to take the story in an unanticipated direction. As a writer, the initial planning provides a tether so that I’m not always floating in the stratosphere, while the openness to change gives life and liveliness to the project. I like a good surprise too.


Buy link for Lord of Fire - Wytchfae 5 Paranormal Fantasy Romance

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                                  Reyna Hawk   
               


is a 47 yr. old mother of one son and grandmother to one little girl. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio she has had the passion for storytelling and writing since her teen years. Reyna's main genre is romantic suspense although she does have works in the paranormal genre and psychological thriller. Reyna is currently published through Ravenswood Publishing, GMTA Independent Publishing LLC & Libertine Press. Reyna currently holds an Associate of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Culture Anthropology.




 Buy link for  
Angel and Arrows: Amazon  Barnes & Nobles


 You may find Reyna here:
Website   -  Twitter  -  Facebook  -  Pinterest

                      Creative Process


1- Are you more plot or character driven in your writing process and why?
I tend to be more character driven than plot driven. Once I develop a deep connection with a character then the story will flow much smoother. I am able to get into the head of a character and know what they will or will not do or say. I try to stay true to character for all of my books. There is nothing worse than to be reading a book and the main character suddenly do something completely out of character (no pun intended).

2- Where do you find most of your inspiration?
A great deal of inspiration comes from what I am interested in or passionate about. However, I also will take ideas from news articles. If I read a headline that strikes me, then I will begin to spin it into an idea for a book. I take notes and make an outline to see if it is something that would work well and actually be able to go beyond a couple of chapters.


3- Do you work on more than one project at a time?
I would have to say yes I do. However, let me explain a bit. I can proofread or edit one while working on another. Yet, I am not able to write two separate books at the same time. My brain is not wired to do more than one book at a time.

4- Do you stick to projected storyline or do you let a story flow and take it's own life?
I let the book develop on its own. I have a general idea on where the book is going. I talk it out and write the outline, but it is not something that I will stick with to the end. I have changed entire books because I didn’t like where it was headed. For me, it works best to just let it happen. Although, I know many authors that have to stick to an outline or guide.






11 comments:

  1. Carmen, thank you for including me in your wonderful Tour Through Blogland. You are so talented! I enjoyed the tour very much, especially visiting with you and getting to meet my fellow participant Reyna Hawk.

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    1. I thank you, Flossie, for accepting to take part!
      Thank you also for your praise words for me!
      They make me blush, but I think they fit you better than me.
      I like taking part in tours as they bring our work in front of new readers and also allow us to meet new authors.

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    1. Carmen, what happened here is I must have double clicked. Anyway, the same comment went twice :)

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  3. Always enjoy learning about what inspires authors' creativity. Enjoyed comments from Flossie and Reyna.

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    1. We never stop learning, you are right.
      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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    2. Thanks for stopping by, Loretta! We appreciate that.

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  4. I am sorry for the delay in this message. My father passed away last week and I am now playing catch up. Thank you for this opportunity!!

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    1. So sorry to hear about your loss! Life is most often getting in our way with unpleasant obstacles.

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  5. Enjoyed both interviews posts, Carmen! Reyna, so sorry to hear of your loss. My sympathies.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and commenting, Barbara!

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