28 February 2012

Blog Tour {Guest Post w/Katherine Hawkings (Author of The Sphinx Project)}

Hey guys welcome to my stop on The Sphinx Project Blog Tour! I have for you today a guest post with author Katherine Hawkings about her writing process! Enjoy! :)

Most of the time I don't think about my writing process all that much. When it comes to writing I just sit down and, well, write... Sure, once or twice I've considered changing my approach to make myself 'more professional' but I quickly forget about that because my way works for me. Every writer has a different approach and a different style. Some are outliners, and some like to fly by the seat of their pants. Me? I like to just dive in and figure it out as I go.

That's not to say I've never tried outlining, I have. I once meticulously went through every single plot point and scene for a new story. I made a huge excel document describing every action, every character, every animal and every item. By the time I actually came to write the story, I was so sick of it I just couldn't do it.

Outlining may not have worked for me that time, but maybe in future I'll give it another go and the pieces will fall into place. As it is, it's not like I go into a story with no clue what I'm going to write about. Even if I don't have a proper outline I'll usually have at least a basic idea of the plot. I know where it'll start and finish, and generally a few points in between. Maybe I'll have a phrase I want to slip in somewhere, or a running theme through the entire story.

The most notable exception to my usual style of writing was actually The Sphinx Project. It started when I just sat down and started typing one day. The scene that emerged didn't actually make it to the finished story, you'll have to wait until book three to read it, but it did set the ball rolling. It seemed to work though... maybe I should give up any forethought and just start writing whatever pops into my mind from now on...

Thanks for the amazing guest post Katherine and for being here :) You can check out her and her book below

The Sphinx Project (The Chimaera Chronicles, #1)
Not many people can say their entire existence has been one big lab experiment: poked and prodded by scientists, genetically modified to be the best and endure the worst, subjected to daily tests and trials that would kill a normal human. All Michaela wants is her own life, to be able to go to school, flirt with boys, maybe eat ice cream now and then. So when the chance to escape finally comes, Michaela and her sister grab it, taking their friends with them. But they weren't the only ones to find their way out of those labs. 

Visit her website here

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