Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Blog Hop for writers?


Hello everyone. Welcome to my Blog on this special Blog Hop occasion. Thank you. I hope you return here soon.

First of all I'd like to thank Ceil Ryan for selecting me as being worthy to join this Blog Hop event. Ceil has a wonderful Blog which I'm very glad to have come accross some time ago and I like to visit often. Her posts are always full of wisdom and hope, something somewhat lacking in today's world. I must say I have learnt a lot from what Ceil writes. For those of you who have yet to visit Ceil I highly recommend you CLICK HERE.

OK ... let's now get on with the Blog Hop. I must admit that when I discovered I was nominated I fell off my chair and sent the keyboard flying through the air. The cat took fright and climbed right up the curtain tearing quite a bit of it with its sharp claws in the process. I got told off and had to spend the day in the dog house, whilst the dog sat on the sofa watching TV and eating pizza.

What a fun day that was!

I understand that essential to this Blog Hop is to answer some questions about myself. So here goes:

WHAT AM I WRITING OR WORKING ON?

Apart from this Blog post I am now in the process of writing another Christian Fiction book featuring several characters from my first book "VISIONS". I hope that this latest book will be available in time for Christmas. God willing.

HOW DOES MY WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS OF ITS GENRE?

I'm not so sure I have a genre as such. I tend to write simply as if I was telling you a story and you were sitting right beside me sipping a nice wine or, in my case, whisky. My writing has been described as "fast-paced"; that is I move the story along quickly to encourage the reader to go on and find out what happens next. I try to combine humor with serious subjects encouraging the reader to re-assess their Faith and, hopefully, get that little bit closer to God.

WHY DO I WRITE WHAT I WRITE?

To be honest, my first book "VISIONS" wrote itself. It tells a story of the apparition of Jesus in a town not yet ready to receive Him. News travelled fast and people reacted in different ways to the apparition; some violently.

After that book, I wrote several short stories (about 250) about Father Ignatius, a character from "VISIONS". Each story is a short self-contained vignette about the life of the priest. These have now been published in several FREE E-books and on Kindle. (See tag at top of this Blog on the left).

HOW DOES MY WRITING PROCESS WORK?

Ideas for short stories seem to come from nowhere and sometimes I find myself writing two books at the same time. I just hope that whatever I write is enjoyed by my readers and, most important, brings someone to get to love the Lord.

OK folks ... now I've answered the questions as best I can I have a little surprise for you.

I have just published my latest book (in paperback only) entitled "GOD'S SHEPHERD"

It's a selection of short stories about Father Ignatius and it is available from HERE.

I would like to give away one copy of this book to one of you for having the stamina to read through this post. Please leave a comment below and let me know if you wish to enter the competition. If you wish to comment but not enter the competition, that's OK. I'll reply to all comments and visit your Blog too.

On 25 August, I'll put all names in a hat and draw the winner who will be announced here. Depending on how I feel, and the number of whiskies I've had, I may draw two names from the hat!

So Good Luck, and thanx for visiting me.

God bless.

Vic M

16 comments:

  1. I am IN, Victor! Looking forward to reading that books since I KNOW you will crinkle my entry so you will be sure and pick it!

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    1. Thanx Lulu. That's two entries I have so far. You and Tami who entered the draw on Google + So if no one else enters, and I draw two names, you stand a BRILLIANT chance of winning.

      God bless you Lulu. Thanx for your frequent visits here.

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  2. ((( For those of you who have yet to visit Ceil I highly recommend you CLICK HERE.)))

    Long story short Victor #1, I did start reading your free version of your first book "VISIONS" but because life seems to happen around me these days, I can't find the time to finish it because there's so many other sites that I've been reading and that's not counting the ones that I comment on now and then.

    Only because you mentioned "IT" Victor, I'm going to pay Ceil Ryan a visit but then again that's going to give me lest time to spend on Manny and your blog... WHAT DO YA MEAN THERE IS A GOD?....lol

    As for your book draw, please don't enter me in "IT" and "I" only say that because if I was to win and being a Canadian and once the hackers find out, it would cost you more than the book was worth to send it to me...;(

    There are a LOT of people that I've met on the internet who have been very kind but so far you're still the number one Christian Victor if YA get my drift?...;)

    God bless you and yours

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    1. Thanx. Best wishes to you and your family.

      God bless.

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  3. Hey Victor ... reconnecting with you from Ceil's place today. And I must say it's good to see a man's perspective in our midst.

    Blessings as you put your pen to work ...

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    1. Thank you Linda for visiting me here. Looking forward to your many return visits. I hope you like what you read on my Blog.

      God bless you always.

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  4. Hi Victor! I would love to win your book, and then I'd have two of your works! Thank you so much for the lovely words about my blog here, and for your participation in the hop. It's really been fun.
    Blessings!
    Ceil

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    1. Thank you so much Ceil for selecting me for this venture. Your name will go in the hat!

      God bless you and yours always.

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  5. Victor, You make me laugh. I'm so glad Ceil introduced me to you. I left you a rather long answer to your comment on my blog (on the figs). Good luck on your book. I'd love for mine to write itself, what is your secret??? ;-) Blessings to you.

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    1. Hi Kim,

      It's so nice of you to visit me again. Thank you. I'll visit you straightaway to read about the figs.

      The thing is, I have no process as such about writing. Stories keep busing in my head all the time; when I'm driving, on the train or even at work. I have to make quick mental notes and write as soon as I get near my computer. At times I'm writing two books simultaneously one serious (like VISIONS and GOD'S SHEPHERD) and the other humorous stories.

      God bless you, Kim.

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  6. Victor, I enjoy your "Catholic perspective" as I grew up in S. Louisiana SURROUNDED by Catholic friends. We had lots of intense & silly arguments! I bet I (or YOU!) could mine all that for some funny blogposts.

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    1. It's great to see you visiting here Len. We hope that you return soon and often.

      There's humor to be found everywhere, I suspect. Most of my humorous stories (check them out on the tab above) and my serious Father Ignatius ones too, are based somewhat on fact.

      God bless you.

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  7. Hi Victor,

    I read about you on Ceil;s blog and have just read your 'about the author' post. I like your wit - especially the ups and downs job working on the elevator.

    God bless.

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    1. It's great to see you here Brenda. Hope you return soon.

      The thing is I really don't like heights, so going up in the elevetator was quite traumatic. Even now I get rather dizzy putting my socks on.

      God bless.

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  8. Enter me in the competition please! Thanks for your visit to my blog. God bless.

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    1. Your name is in the hat, Colleen.

      God bless.

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