Monday, March 17, 2014

My Writing Process

I was invited by Victoria Allen to take part in the Writing Process blog tour. Its purpose is to showcase different author methods all over all the world. Victoria is an amazing lady and a wonderful author with Ellora's Cave Publishing and Liquid Silver Books. If you get a chance, you should check out her books.

My tour questions:

1. What am I working on?

Right now, I'm working on book 5 of a new series. The "No Rival" series centers around the lives of several Las Vegas MMA fighters. The first book in the series will be releasing a few months with Ellora's Cave Publishing.



2. How does my work differ from others of the genre?

My characters tend to be a bit quirky. Whereas most romance/erotica books have strong leads who make everyone drool...well, I have those too, but mine are also human. Sometimes the women only work out so they can eat more chocolate and wear clothes to hide a fat roll. They worry about morning breath. Occasionally, they fantasize a little more than they should ;-)


3. Why do I write what I do?

It's never been a choice for me. Ideas strike me at the oddest times and it's almost a compulsion. I'm incapable of not writing. That's probably one the biggest reasons why I write in so many different romance genres. I can't be contained.


4. How does your writing process work?

I start by taking notes, generating a solid plan. Then my characters laugh and laugh before doing as they please.



Be sure to check out the next two authors next week:

Regina Puckett
Regina Puckett is an award nominated author for her short story, Balloon Wishes.
Concealed in My Heart won runner-up in the international 2014 MARSocial Author of the Year Competition.
Borrowed Wings, has received the Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval.
Memories won first place in the 1st WSBR International Poetry Contest. This poem may be found in her book of poetry, Tilting at Windmills and Words.
Slowly Drowning won second place in the 3rd WSBR International Poetry Contest. This poem may be found in her poetry book, My Words into the Beyond.
Sir Galahad Comes to the Rescue won third place in the 3rd WSBR International Poetry Contest. This poem may be found in her book of poetry, Ramblings and Dreams.
Her collection of poetry, Fireflies, won 2013 Turning Pages Poetry Book of the Year.
Her sweet romance, Songs that I Whisper, received a 5 star review from Readers' Favorite.
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite-a 5 star review.
She writes sweet romances, horror, inspirational, picture books and poetry. There are several projects in various stages of completion and there are always characters and stories waiting for their chance to finally get out of her head and onto paper.

Dionne Lister
Hi, I’m a writer and editor from Sydney.  I’ve almost completed an Associate Degree of Creative writing through Southern Cross University.
I love reading, writing and entertaining people with my stories.
I write books, web copy, articles, suspenseful short stories and my blog posts try to be funny.  I’ve also released two action-packed fantasy/adventure novels and a book of suspenseful short stories. I’ve recently spoken at the Sydney Writers Festival, which was a wonderful experience.
As my tag on twitter says, “I love sharing my stories but I wish they wouldn’t keep me awake at night.” You can find my stuff on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and iTunes. Come join me on Twitter @DionneLister or Facebook.

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