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Tag, I’m It!

27 Jan

Hello everyone! I was invited to participate in a Blog Chain. Francis Guenette a fellow author and blogging buddy tagged me. Francis’ debut novel ‘Disappearing in Plain Sight‘ is now available and the sequel “The Light Never Lies‘ will be available soon.

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All I have to do is answer the following four writing questions, and then tag three other authors. Next week, February 03, 2014, these three authors will answer the same questions and tag three others and so the chain continues to grow larger. This will enable readers to get to know more authors and their books. It will also allow everyone to get to know these authors a little better.

 

 

QUESTIONS

 

1) What are you currently working on?

 

I’m currently working on my Fantasy Angels Series. The first installment of the series ‘Lilith’ is already finished at 120,000 words and is in the editing process. I’m in the process of writing the second installment ‘Dracul’. I already have an outline for the third installment.

 

2) How does your work differ from others’ in the same genre?

 

I believe every author has his or her own personal style of writing. The way I work things out on paper tends to be unexpected in most cases. I like to keep my audience at the edge of their seat anticipating my next move and being surprised at the end. At least that’s what I aim for. It isn’t always a bulls-eye, but I do try.

 

3) Why do you write what you do?

 

I love to read Fantasy, Suspense, Thriller and Horror. Therefore, I write what I love to read and see in my mind’s eye.

 

4) How does your writing process work?

 

I start off with a rough outline of the story. My outline is really like a little seedling and as I write I develop my stories and characters. I love to draw sketches of my settings, characters and even vestments and props in the story. I have ‘hearing’ and smelling’ days in which I spend a few hours listening to different sounds that would most likely be in my story or smelling (creating smells) that I would describe in my story (I know I’m weird). I make notes of features and traits in people and animals that get my attention to use later in a story.

 

Okay, now that you know a lot more than I probably should have revealed about me let me introduce you to the three authors I have tagged.

 

 

Alana Munro: Alana is a best selling author. Her book ‘Women Behaving Badly’ made it to the top of the Kindle’s bestselling list. Alana is not a psychotherapist, but she is a woman who has suffered plenty in the hands of other women and I believe that sometimes you just need a fresh and ordinary perspective of experiences in order to learn and grow instead of a sterilized analysis from someone who’s never experienced what they’re writing about. I read her book in record time and it really helped me understand some of my female relationships a great deal better.

 Women Behaving Badly

 

Jo Robinson: I am currently reading Jo’s book, ‘Shadow People’ and I have to say that I had to tear myself away from it to write this post. So far it’s a fascinating read.

 

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William O’Brien: I read William’s book ‘Peter: A Darkened Fairytale‘ and it took me for a wild ride through a fantastic world filled with interesting characters. It read like Alice in Wonderland on acid!

Peter A Darkened Fairytale

 

 

Be sure to check out these fabulous authors and their books. I promise you will not regret it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 Responses to “Tag, I’m It!”

  1. francisguenette January 27, 2014 at 5:34 pm #

    So glad the writer’s blog chain continues to grow. Can’t wait to check out your tags – though one of them is already on my radar. Thanks, Vashti, for taking part in this chain.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 27, 2014 at 6:28 pm #

      Hello Francis! Thank you for inviting me to join my first blog chain. I hope I did what I was supposed to do correctly. I had fun! 😀

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  2. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin January 27, 2014 at 8:15 pm #

    Hi Vashti, I am not an Author but I enjoyed the read 🙂

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 27, 2014 at 9:21 pm #

      Thank you! You’re a writer Yolanda and you’ll probably be an author soon (anthology) you certainly have the materials. I’m waiting for that book! 😀

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  3. jorobinson176 January 27, 2014 at 9:25 pm #

    Awesome, awesome, awesome! Thank you Vashti! Blown away that you’re reading Shadow People! 😀

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  4. Alana Munro - The Author Who Supports January 27, 2014 at 11:11 pm #

    Fantastic idea! Thanks so much for tagging me! 🙂

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  5. Sunni Morris January 28, 2014 at 12:07 am #

    Vashti,

    Very interesting post and worthwhile project. However, how do you get the time? I can barely keep up with editing my mystery novel, writing blog posts, and packing to move.

    Sunni

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 28, 2014 at 12:14 am #

      Hi Sunni! I wonder that myself sometimes. I commit to certain things because then I have to find the time to do them. Ha,ha! I do make myself crazy sometimes. 🙂

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  6. Kev January 28, 2014 at 1:16 pm #

    This is a great idea! 🙂

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  7. Katie Cross January 28, 2014 at 6:19 pm #

    great post! My first drafts are always seedlings as well. I’m so impressed that your story is at 120,000 words. Awesome! I think, if I put all the words together had anything to do with the story, it’s be half a million words long 😉

    That last book looks so interesting! I’m going to have to check it out.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 28, 2014 at 10:11 pm #

      Thank you Katie! Ha,ha! Wow! A half a million is a lot of words! 😉 I actually cut it down to 120,000 words after my editor freaked out saying that no agent or publisher is going to touch anything over that. 😀

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  8. Brittnei Washington January 29, 2014 at 12:25 am #

    To be honest, I can actually see all of what you are saying about how you write come alive in even our blog posts. I was thinking about the story you started writing that you shared on Countdown in Style with us last week and it was amazing. I felt like I was there with the friends while they were shopping or with the boyfriend who had lost his girlfriend. I don’t think your writing purpose is weird at all. I think it’s rather clever. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this with us at Countdown in Style! Don’t forget to stop by Friday to see if you are featured. xo

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 29, 2014 at 1:04 am #

      Oh Brittnei, you made my night with your kind words. Thank you! I’m always happy to share with you guys at Countdown in Style! 😀

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  9. April (@100LBC) January 30, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

    Love learning about you. I would love to write more. I have a couple of ideas, but very little written on paper. I’m stuck at figuring out what the climax will be. Thanks for sharing and linking up with Countdown in Style! Don’t forget to come back on Friday to see if you were featured!

    ~~April~~
    100lbCountdown.com

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 30, 2014 at 2:30 pm #

      Go for it April! I’ve found that it’s good to just start writing. Put whatever thoughts you have down on paper. You’d be surprised how ideas will start to flow and in the process you may find your ending. I’ve started many stories not sure how it would end, but I’ve always been inspired in the process. Happy writing! 😀

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    • Sunni Morris January 30, 2014 at 4:32 pm #

      April,

      Just start writing. Don’t; worry about the end. Many times things come to me as I write the rest of the story and I never know exactly where it’s going to end up. Go for it. It’s better than not writing anything.

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