Writing Process Blog Tour


Writing Process Blog Tour

I had never heard about the Writing  Process Blog Tour so when I was approached by the lover author of A New Perspective Perhaps I felt extremely flattered and excited at being thought of to be a part of this so I give humble thanks.

What I love about the aforementioned blog is that it is to me about ‘self development’ but written from the heart, each time like a down to earth exploration of discovery that if put in to place will make one be a better person and in turn make the world a better place to live in, for we all have to do our little bit right?

So, please pop a long and say ‘hello’ you will always get one back and take a peruse through a wonderfully written series of stories about life and how we deal with it and our emotions.

The two writers I would like to bring along to this tour are:

FarmerFarthing ~ I always feel like I do a pretty shoddy  job at commenting or complimenting other people’s blogs, so please don’t take my word for but if time go and actually visit this blog you will be pleased I can assure you.  You will find here real life stories of every day trials and tribulations always written in a way that it is like having an actual conversation with the person.  But more than this you will find a true author, who sometimes treats us with fictional stories, always a real gem and I love the anticipation of waiting for each piece as it comes along bit by bit.  You will also see such a fun loving, bubbly person behind the blog, always makes me smile.

Traces of the Soul ~ What you will find here are some beautiful poems and Dear Emma letters which are letters to the authors muse about her life and they are endearing and captivating to read.  Another lovely author here who has such a gentle soul and crazily does not have the confidence in her ability to write as I wholeheartedly do in her mezermizing talents.


This Writing Process Blog Tour requires that I answer a few questions, so this is the hard bit!

Now for the four questions.

1) What Am I Working On At The Moment?

I am working on various things across the board, with my Living in East Sheen blog I am finding myself mainly concentrating on Community Events which sometimes requires me to go out, experience and write up on what has happened, which I write from my enjoyment and or learning perspective and hope that it might give others an insight in to what a wonderful area it is in that I live.

With Eclectic odds n sods I have worked on a series of regular posts which will be weekly, this gives me some continuity to my scatty mind and for example with Macro Monday it makes me get out and sniff around like a blood hound for some amazing picture to take.

As well as this I have been branching in to different creative writing areas, which is something that I initially wanted to do but actually have not really in all honesty been able to do, as I like shiny things and get distracted easily by ‘challenges’ and so forth.  However I must admit some of those challenges have been responsible for me discovering new enjoyments.

But my main focus is with creative writing in the fashion i find easy, with this it has brought me in to poetry but my heart lies in ‘telling stories’ short ones, I am not a novel writer.  A lot of my stories are a mix of real & fiction from adult humour to wacky children’s magical pieces.

I also write about my children, their difficulties with various things that have gone on in their life, learning difficulties and so forth.  I have found it such a difficult maze to work through that writing about it is a) cathartic and b) hopefully might help another parent just starting the process, this the same for my pain blog.

2) How Does My Work Differ From Others Of its Genre?

I am not sure that it does, my readers would have to tell me that.  I have no particular ‘type’ of writing, ie novel, poems etc, I tend to mix and match and spread about.  When it comes to ‘writing style’ I would tend to say I sometimes inject humour be it ironic and dry but with perhaps I have been told a slightly ‘old fashioned’ way to it and very descriptive, which I take as a compliment but that is about as much as I can say on that matter, I wait to see if others agree or have something else to input 🙂

3) Why Do I Write What I Do?

I think I covered some of this in the first question, ie I write to work through things and perhaps to help in some way.  I love to provoke a reaction in people, hopefully good.  I love to know I might have made someone smile, I guess that is what drives me is ‘yes’ quite basic a positive reaction from people.  Not for my own benefit, but of course that makes me happy but my happiness is derived from someone else’s pleasure.

4) How Does My Writing Process Work?

I think it’s probably a quite messy disorganized process.  Really it starts in my head, usually at some really inopportune moment when I can’t stop and record anything.  So what happens is I forgot this brilliant story or idea, just fragments of it like a broken pot badly swept might remain on the floor.  Then time passes I might mul over it, try to remember it, then a creative moment happens again and I draw up those pieces and it evolves again, this time more secure.  This goes on and on, it really drives me completely  nuts.  Then finally when there is so much going on, perhaps two or three ideas/stories it drives me to some kind of process to write it down just to get it out of my head before it explodes.  That really is the process to the written word.

I write in a creative flurry of madness.  Then I walk away.  Then I come back and re-read.  Then I will read again perhaps.  Then I try to become an English teacher and correct the grammar which is usually a hideous affair.  Then I might feel brave enough to hit publish and only then I usually realize a few horrible mistakes.

And on a final note, it is great to have been given the opportunity not only to ramble on about my machinations with writing but also to be highlight two fantastic manipulators of words 🙂

 © Justine @ Eclecticoddsnsods.com

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  18 comments for “Writing Process Blog Tour

  1. May 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    Thanks for two fabulous recommendations, Justine. It’s grwat to add to my library 🙂


  2. May 17, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    Grwat ! That’s typo-ese for great!


  3. May 18, 2014 at 2:40 AM

    Fun to read your answers Justine! Yes, you definitely have humor in your posts…I love it!


  4. May 18, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Lovely, Justine! I love how you describe your writing process…it does get “mad” at times when you just have to get it out…almost like you know the answer in the classroom and the teacher can’t see your hand flailing in the air, “pick me pick me!!” and she keeps asking those who do NOT have the frigging answer. (grins) I am touched that you recommended my blog as well. Like you it is a mix of just sharing my thoughts and poetry was actually the last thought on my mind when I started and then my muse visited me and it is my new love partner. {beams}


    • May 18, 2014 at 7:21 PM

      Haha that was a very funny classroom analogy I like that 🙂 you muse serves you well let’s hope she doesn’t start charging! 😀


      • May 18, 2014 at 7:24 PM

        Then I will have to charge her rent for sleeping in the attic of my brain for so many years…{chuckles}


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