4 Questions + 4 Answers = My What, How and Why.


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My friend Jen from Jen’s Pen Den asked me if I would like to take part in a Writer’s Blog Hop. Here is her blog post, “My Writing: The What, How and Why”.

I’ve never taken part in one before but I’ve seen a few million lol So i figured, why not!

The purpose of this particular blog hop is to get to know your fellow writers by accepting an invitation from a writer friend of yours, answering the 4 questions however you see fit and passing it on to how ever many other writers that want to participate.

I decided to do things a little differently. {big shocker right?!}

Β Instead of sending out formal invitations to my fellow writers (mainly because I forgot to) I thought, why not make it an open invitation! This way there is no pressure or expectation.

If you like what you read below and find you want to share your “What, How and Why’s” then just leave me a comment and I will add a link to your blog post, website and/or twitter account.

At this point you’re probably asking yourself, “What’s the point?”

The point is whatever you want it to be.

  • This can be just a fun “get to know me” exercise
  • A marketing strategy to send viewers to your blog, website and social media accounts that might not have done so on their own,
  • Or a “productive” way to waste time, time that you should be using to write but your writing muse is either on strike or refuses to play nice.

So, without further ado, here are my 4 questions and answers.

(1) What are you working on?

I’m currently working on “Love in Sioux Falls” a Romantic Suspense with a curvy twist.

(2) How does your work differ from others of it’s genre?

Currently my work straddles a few genres Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense and Interracial Romance. However, I feel it’s set apart from the masses because I focus solely on plus size heroines who are not ashamed of their bodies.

(3) Why do you write what you do?

I write what I write for a lot of reasons.

  • Because I am plus size and sexy and not ashamedΒ 
  • Because I grew up with people telling me I should be ashamed
  • Because I am tired of reading about perfect heroines with perfect bodies
  • Because I am tired of reading about plus size heroines who spend the whole book trying to figure out how a man could be attracted to them
  • Because I like sex…a lot πŸ˜‰

(4) How does your writing process work?

Currently, it works slowly…very slowly.

I outline and plan obsessively, then I loose myself in research FOR MONTHS, once I find my way out of that rabbit hole I start to write. The first draft doesn’t take too long because I just type. No editing or rereading allowed. However, once the revision stage hits, I’ve found that I’ve got quite a mess on my hands and end up stuck in revision hell for the unforeseeable future.

Which is where I’ve been now for, well I’ve lost track of how many months its been. I think maybe somewhere around 5!

So, I’m sending out a formal SOS to all my writing friends. HELP! I’m at the point of either giving up on this book or almost rewriting the whole thing.

What do you do when you realize your plots aren’t strong enough to carry a suspense?

* Don’t forget, if you want to answer and share your own What, How and Why with your fellow writers, leave me a comment below and I will edit this blog post to include your links. *

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A Chronicle of Karma and her story of why she writes, what started her on that path and her advice to new writers.

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About Darla G. Denton, Writer

I am a Contemporary Romance Writer for Curvy women and the men who love them.
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9 Responses to 4 Questions + 4 Answers = My What, How and Why.

  1. thenoveilst says:

    Well, it’s all written down on my blog home page; my journey with writing and how my books became published. πŸ™‚

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  2. winterbayne says:

    Bah, don’t you dare chunk it. Email me. We’ll talk. Revising is just more writing and we’re writers, we love writing. And um…I’ll work on getting this on my blog.

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  3. winterbayne says:

    oh and to answer your q…I switch sub-genres πŸ˜‰ No, really…I do.

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  4. winterbayne says:

    and check your FB for my writer’s therapy support group…

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  5. {to the the beat of Mighty Mouse}
    Writing Trouble never hangs around
    When it hears Winters Mighty sound.
    “Here I come to save the day”
    That means that Mighty Winter is on her way.
    Yes sir, when there is a wrong to right
    Mighty Mouse will join the fight.
    On the internet or on the land,
    She’ll get the situation well in hand.

    πŸ˜‰ I’m headed over to Facebook land to check out that writing group.

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