Monday, March 10, 2014

My Writing Process
Today’s my turn for the Writing Process Blog Tour. During this tour, writers and authors talk about how and why they write. My friend Laken Cane posted hers last week. You can check out her writing process here: Laken Cane

Ready? Let’s begin!  

1) What am I working on?
Serpent Fire, an angel urban fantasy/paranormal, and the second book in my Angels of Death series.

2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I twist notions of good and evil. During my research on angelology, I discovered there was a fine line between so-called “holy” and “fallen” angels, and this has opened an intriguing world of possibilities.

3) Why do I write what I do?
I write dark genre fiction because since I could read, I’ve always been interested in the preternatural world. I grew up watching Twilight Zone, Thriller, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, etc., and reading stories of suspense, horror, mystery, and fantasy. Authors who influenced me include Madeleine L’Engle, Stephen King, Phyllis A. Whitney, Ray Bradbury, and Ida Chittum.

4) How does your writing process work?
It varies, but I typically start with a “What if” idea. Then I jot down the inciting incident, plot points, black moment, etc. I take this information, along with any character descriptions, motivations, and goals, and plug them into Dramatica Pro, a story development software. From there, I fine tune the plot, and then write a synopsis and/or an outline. I’ve started using Writer’s Blocks, another software, to help me plot my story. Once I get the information compiled, I start the first draft.

Stayed tuned, when next Monday, Amy McCorkle shares her writing process on her Letters to Daniel blog.

Kate Lynd/Amy McCorkle is an award winning blogger and 2nd place finisher in the 2011 Preditors & Editors Reader’s Choice Award for Best Romance Short Story for No Ordinary Love. She also writes as Amy McCorkle. Her books include Another Way to Die, a 2012 Moondance International Film Festival Semi-Finalist, GLADIATOR (released August 2012), and Set Fire to the Rain. Her official website is, reviews, guest posts, and her popular blog has gone on the inspire both a bestselling memoir and short documentary by the same name. And she is peppered all over Facebook and Twitter under Amy Leigh McCorkle and @Kate_Lynd.


Diane Kratz said...

I love all things dark, as long as I only read about them or write about them. I also grew up watching the classic horror. To this day I sleep with the covers over my head so an ear wick won't get in and eat straight through my brain (Night Gallery episode)!

Enjoyed your post and followed!

PamelaTurner said...

Thanks, Diane! Sorry I didn't get back to you earlier. Haven't seen that NG episode, but I've heard about it. "The Doll" was the one that scared me when I was younger.