I’d like to thank award-winning author, Kashmira Sheth, for inviting me to participate in the Writing Process Blog Tour. I have read several of her books so am hard pressed to name a favorite but Keeping Corner, the emotionally gripping story of the consequences of a young girl’s arranged marriage, stands out as one I will never forget.
Here’s the link to Kashmira’s blog to find out more about her writing process.
Here are the questions I am answering:
1) What are you working on?
I am always working on several different projects. I recently attended a wonderful workshop facilitated by Eric Rohmann, so I now have a new picture book manuscript I’m just starting to flesh out. I am also working on a middle grade fantasy novel.
2) How does your work differ from others of its genre?
A sense of place permeates everything I write, and that place is Wisconsin. I love the state and I love history, so my books take place in Wisconsin during different time periods.
3) Why do you write what you do?
Right now I’m working on fantasy. I got hooked on science fiction when I discovered Star Trek many years ago. What I loved about that show was that the human condition was always the focus. It was never just about the bells and whistles. It wasn’t much of a leap from science fiction to fantasy, but history has always been a part of my writing as well.
4) How does your writing process work? Hmmm. Good question. I think the best quote I ever heard about becoming successful with your writing is, “keep your butt in the chair.” I’m not sure who said it but it’s so true. When non-writers ask me how often I write I stress to them that a writer cannot just write when in the mood. You’d never get published.
Here are two more authors that have great books:
Patty Pfitsch. Riding the Flume is an action packed adventure/mystery that takes place in California during the time the sequoia trees were being harvested. Patty is an accomplished writer of several historical fiction books, all of which feature strong female characters. Visit her blog at: www.patriciacurtispfitsch.wordpress.com