How I Write

This is a tag going around, and since a few people have asked me about  my writing process (I find that incredibly flattering to be honest!), here it is!

Anyone interested, feel free to tag yourselves and answer the questions! Do leave a link to your post in the comments!

1. What are you writing?

Right now two short stories. One is a Sci-fi Romance and the other is a Dark Fantasy.

2. How does your work differ from others of its genre?

I honestly don’t know. I’ve been told my writing is like a mix of Sara J. Maas and Lauren Oliver, so you try to figure that one out.

3. Why do you write what you do?

Because I love it!

4. How does your writing process work?

  • First I write an outline. Here’s some very nice examples in Word and Excel.
  • Then, I write all scenes and chapters chronologically. I need order and sequence (I’m a  Virgo.)
  • I love to revise and edit, so one or two days after I’ve written the first draft of a chapter, I’ll go back and revise it. Yeah, I’m anal like that.
  • Then once I’m finished (usually in three months) I let it sit for a few weeks. Then I revise everything again.
  • When I’m done, I submit the story to some five or six critique partners, make changes, and when everything is super pretty and perfect, I send it to a developmental editor.
  • After that, it goes to a line editor, until finally, we get to the proof reader.

Yeah, I run tight quality controls.

5. Do you have any artistic pursuits besides writing?

I like to draw a lot. Look!


6. What literary character is like you?

I’m not gloating, but  Mark Watney from “The Martian” comes pretty close. In case you don’t know, I’m quite humorous, but at the same time, I like fixing things, and learning, and figuring ways to reach my goals. And that’s Mark right there, folks.

C.S. Wilde writes about fantastical worlds, love stories larger than life and epic battles. She also, quite obviously, sucks at writing an author bio. She finds it awkward that she must write this in the third person, and hopes you won’t notice.

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27 comments on “How I Write
  1. BunKaryudo says:

    Sorry for not tagging myself, but I’m pretty new to blogging and I’m not sure what it means. (I have a rather confusing image of a small, bag-headed blogger being thrown around a wrestling ring and looking for his partner, but I’m assuming it must be something different.)

    Anyway, just wanted to say it’s pretty amazing that you can write entire books. (No wonder you’re tired, as you mentioned in the other blog!) If I write 800 words at one sitting, I feel like I should lie down and rest for the next 3 days.

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  2. Wonderful schedule of writing and great drawing also 🙂

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  3. The V-Pub says:

    You draw as well? Very nice!!!!

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  4. I’ll get round to it soon. I like the illustration; it’s reminiscent of old Chinese art.

    Editor, line editor and proofreader? You didn’t tell us you were made of money 😉


  5. Himali Shah says:

    wow, your drawing is so cool !! I love the fact that you write because you love it 🙂 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  6. A.B Mood says:

    I LOVED MARK WATNEY!! And while I was reading The Martian, his wit and intelligence did remind me of a few bloggers and on the top was you 😀 I swear I’m not lying!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Little Rants says:

    I frigging love your answers!!!

    Liked by 1 person

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  9. djmorand says:

    I like this idea. So I went ahead and wrote my own:

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  12. I dunno how to “tag myself”, but I tried this challenge anyway. Hope it isn’t boring.

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