I was nominated to participate in a writing process blog tour by the lovely poet, Audrey Dawn from, “Oldest Daughter Red Headed Sister.” She is a very passionate and unique writer, that writes from the heart. On her blog you will find poetry and flash fiction, and she is also writing a novel. Please, grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea, sit down at your computer, open up to Oldest Daughter Red Headed Sister, and enter into her world. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Audrey for this opportunity to share a little bit of my writing experience; I am truly humbled.
This blog meme requires me to answer four questions about my writing process, and then nominate three other writers to do the same.
What am I working on at the moment?
Various poems, a few songs and I have some ideas for articles that I want to publish. I am also working on a poem that I will be sharing with other artists for interpretation in the areas of music and dance. I swear I have ADHD. In fact I’m going to request some heavy-duty testing when I see my doctor tomorrow. At any rate, tons of ideas are written in my ‘creative collections’ notebook and, sooner or later, I will get to blast them into my computer and send out to the world.
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I am new to writing poetry. I actually started blogging with a desire to set my thoughts out in different articles, as well as post recipes and fitness routines. Soon after starting the blog I wrote a little poem. And then another. And then another. And all I can say now is, “I guess I’m hooked.” Nothing amazing. Just some simple ramblings from a simple girl, of real experiences, and birthed out of my own thoughts and feelings at a given time.
Why do I write what I do?
I write to make an impact and to creatively process and express what is already inside of me. I want to engage in conversation with others, and know their thoughts and feelings. I believe we all have a need to create, and my blogging journey has only confirmed that the more I get sucked into this new addiction. Going through this process has ignited a desire and a fire in me to create. To put words to my thoughts. I like to consider this little corner of the blogosphere my “Creativity Cupboard”.
How does my writing process work?
Whenever I have written songs in the past, it has always been out of sudden inspiration. I have never willed myself to just simply write a song (except when I was doing a music course in Australia). As for poetry, I never even fathomed the thought of it. I didn’t think I had much to offer, or any talent for it. One day, I just started writing. I had been worried for a while and it served as the springboard for the birthing of my first poem, “Worry, oh how art thou heartless.” Over these past few months, words just seemed to come to the emotions and thoughts I was having. I decided to run with it. As I did, more words and structure came.
The more I delve into and give myself over to this creative area, the more I long to write and create. I don’t know very much about the different poetry forms and structures, however I have been bit by the poetry bug and now I want to learn more.
The Reading Girl: Yazmin is a young and vibrant girl who loves to read and write. Apart from blogging, her other interests include dancing, singing, cinematography, photography, music, drawing, technology, human rights,religion, history of the world, and fashion.
She writes… “To me blogging is the best thing that could have ever been made. It’s a symbol of freedom of speech and expressing your thoughts without anyone stopping you. Blogging also helps you to find yourself and learn more each day. I have always wanted to have a blog and My wish finally came true! Not only is this blog going to be about book reviews but it’s also going to be a blog where I post my ideas,my views about the world, personal updates, my interest, music, videos,photos, quotes, and etc. The Reading Girl is a blog where anyone can see it and can comment and interact. I dedicate my time to this blog and try to make it as good as possible and enjoyable for my fellow readers.“
Searching For Substance: Soapie is a young girl that is ‘searching for substance’.
She writes… “As the daughter of genocide survivors, I have grappled with trauma and suffering, forgiveness and reconciliation, recovery and progress.
As a nurse, I have had the great privilege of caring for others. In their time of need, their time of helplessness, their time of pain…I have been there.
Somewhere between life and death, dawn and dusk, hope and desperation, I have had (and continue to have) the opportunity to witness the resilience, strength, and courage of the human spirit.
Thus, I write.
And only hope my words will give justice to the stories that are far greater than my own pen.“
A New Perspective Perhaps: This girl is all about inspiring the world today. She started blogging after realizing her head was always full of ideas, but wasn’t always able to express herself well verbally. She’s constantly challenging herself to become a better person, and it’s through her writing that she is able to witness her own growth. She shows no restraint when it comes to thoughts and ideas and challenges people to see the deeper meaning in their own lives.
She writes… “This blog is about everything from my philosophy on life to the little things that make me laugh. It is about living, and breathing, and pausing long enough to take it all in. I hope it makes you laugh, sometimes makes you cry, but always makes you want to come back for another visit. It is through my writing that you have a very large window to my soul. Relax a while, read, and enjoy.“
Ok, so there you have it. Now you know a little bit about my writing process and a little about three other awesome writers. Please remember to check out Audrey at, Oldest Daughter Red Headed Sister, and the other three girls I’ve nominated.