Blog Tour Award: My Creative Process


Last week, I was surprised and amazed when I received a ping-back from Izzy of Izzy-grabs-life. Izzy has nominated me for the Blog Tour Award! I didn’t even know such award existed, I’m so honored.

RULES:

  • Compose a one-time post on a specific Monday (date given from your nomination — I was given March 30)
  • Give them the rules and a specific Monday to post by – for the next round, I will go with Monday April 6, 2015
  • Pass the tour on up to four other bloggers.
  • Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do.

QUESTIONS:

WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON AT THE MOMENT?

I’m currently working on my homework. Ha ha, just kidding, I’m taking a break from my cost accounting homework.

Um, at the moment, I’m actually about half-way done with what-I-think is a short-story but it’s turning into a novelette. I’m think probably another 3000 words on top of the current 4800 should do it. It’s a rewrite and it used to be called “The Forgotten” but I think the title’s a little lame. So I’m coming with a new title at the moment.

HOW DOES YOUR WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS IN YOUR GENRE?

Honestly, I do not know. We all get our inspiration somewhere, whether be TV shows or movies or books. I pull ideas for my stories from those places but at the time, I would try to add something different, my own touch but I suppose, in a way, my work can be comparable to others in my genre.

WHY DO YOU WRITE OR CREATE WHAT YOU DO?

My head is filled with pictures and ideas. Every time, I watch a TV show or a movie or read a book, I instantly get pictures, pictures that once I lose them, I am not getting them back. Since I am not an artist (I can’t even draw a car right), I choose words as my medium. So writing is really my way of painting those mental pictures. The paper is my canvas, as some would say, and I’m painting it with words.

HOW DOES YOUR WRITING/CREATIVE PROCESS WORK?

Well, like I said, I get pictures and I just writing it down as to artist painting the canvas. I don’t exactly have a process. I just get these flashes in my head and as soon as I get them, I would jog them down somewhere, anywhere, be it an existing story or a new story. Otherwise, it will feel like what Maya Angelou says.

However for the flash fiction challenges and prompts, it’s different.

  1. I look at the picture prompt or the word prompt.
  2. For the picture prompt, I would then run through a variety of scenarios in my head. I would ask, can this happen? or is this situation logical? I usually try to pull from my life before going fiction.
  3. For the word prompt (the prompts that are words-only, no picture), those are usually pretty tough for me to write any fiction stories. I usually just stick to non-fiction for those.
  4. Of course, I can’t post or publish anything without proofreading and editing it. This would be my last step. I usually go over it 2 or 3 times until I’m satisfy with every word.

MY NOMINEES

It is my pleasure to nominate the following individuals:

THE STORYTELLER’S ABODE

Its PH

IN A SMALL COMPASS…

The Mischief Memoirs

I am looking forward to hear about everyone’s creative process!

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