Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Blog Hop for writers?
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"
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.