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Bloggity Touring

Tastyniblets over at Tastyniblets was kind enough to nominate me to join in the Blog Tour. I feel a bit bad because I turned it down a while ago, but I’ll give it a go now. The reason I turned it down before is because I’m not really a “writer” in the same way many of my bloggity buddies are, who all seem to be working on manuscripts, or have already published something.

Don’t forget to check out Tastyniblets’ blog for great fiction and photographs :-).

The rules are:

  • Post on a given Monday. That would be today.
  • Give your nominees the rules. More on this in the next bullet point.
  • Pass the tour on to up to four other bloggers. So this is where this gets dodgy. I hate passing things on to people, which is the other reason I declined this before. “Zero” is “up to four people”, right? I realise this is a bit of a cheat, so I’m not going to use the official badge for this challenge.
  • Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do. I can answer the last two!

Q.1. What are you working on at the moment?

Nuffin. Well, I’ll be editing my Mondays Finish the Story in a bit.

Q.2. How does your work differ from others in your genre?

I don’t think it does. I’m pretty sure most of what I write can be traced back to some author or other. I don’t have a genre, either. Supernatural, post-apocalyptic, sci-fi, horror, comedy, dark comedy, whatever my mood is.

Q.3. Why do you write or create what you do?

Because it’s fun! I like making things up. I always loved writing stories at school, and with the advent of the interwebz they are no longer consigned to a notepad in my drawer.

Q.4. How does your writing/creative process work?

I use the “slapdash method”. I write stories for photo prompts, so when the prompt arrives in my inbox, I look at the photo and then wait for inspiration to strike. If it has struck by lunchtime I will write the story during my lunch break and email it to myself. Otherwise, I’ll write it when I get home while watching some soap opera or other.

Once an idea has struck, I sort of write it in my head while doing other things. Since I have the story ready when I start to type, a 100 word story generally takes around 10 minutes to write plus a few minutes to edit. I’ll do everything (once home from work) while watching TV apart from the final edit, which requires the Pause button. I’m currently watching “Chuck” on Netflix.

That’s it!

Categories: About draliman
  1. May 18, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Sounds like how I do it. But it takes me forever to edit out my typos.


    • May 18, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      Fortunately with 100-150 words there’s a limit to the number of typos one can make. In fact, this post had more typos in it than ten of my flash fictions put together!


  2. May 18, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Awesome! Multi-tasking to the creative beat of a different drum, in fact. I’m one of those who gets easily distracted, so one thing at a time for me is challenging enough.


    • May 19, 2015 at 7:13 am

      I like lots of things going on at once, unless I’m doing something really tricky. I can listen to music while doing almost anything – except editing fiction.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. gentlestitches
    May 19, 2015 at 7:00 am

    I enjoy reading your writing and I googled Chuck. That looks like of fun to watch. 😀


    • May 19, 2015 at 7:24 am

      “Chuck” is very good. Action, humour and romance all in one! The whole lot is on Netflix at the moment (in the UK anyway).


  4. May 19, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Sounds similiar to how I type my stories. Just curious, are you able to catch the gist of the show while you type? Or do you just do it for the background noise?


    • May 19, 2015 at 10:07 am

      If I concentrate a little bit I can get keep the show’s story going in my head while I type. But I always choose a show I’m not too bothered about!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. May 19, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    It was great to get an insight into your world drali, thankyou for posting this, and looking forward to your latest instalment of flash fictioning! I’ll have to check out Chuck after our Orphan Black addiction is exhausted. seriously – that show has taken over my life right now.


    • May 19, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      I saw Orphan Black appear on Netflix but haven’t tried it yet. It sounds like it’s worth giving a go, then.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. May 19, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    That’s pretty much the way I do it, Ali. The differnce is, I can’t be watching TV at the same time. I don’t multitask well. Good answers.


    • May 19, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      I have to multi-task all the time at work, so I’m quite used to it!


  7. May 23, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    The ‘slapdash’ method is a great method 😉


    • May 24, 2015 at 5:19 am

      Especially for lazy people like me 🙂


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