Blog Tour, continued: More guest posts!

Last week got away from me, so I wasn’t able to post links to my Thursday and Friday stops. On Thursday, I stopped by Traveling with T and posted on what color enhances creativity and how that applies to my favorite writing spots.

I pretend it doesn’t matter that much, but I’m really sensitive to my writing environment. Yes, I have scoffed in the past at people who say they can only write in certain places or at certain times. Aside from a slight preference for morning, time of day doesn’t matter much to me, but place does…

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Tamara also posted an excerpt of my first chapter here.

Then, on Friday, I stopped by the Ink & Paper blog and talked about how a major life defeat inspired me to write The Mountain’s Shadow and taught me the real meaning of “write what you know.”

Inspiration comes in the most unlikely of places. Several months ago, I asked my fellow Twitter writing friends what they found to be the most annoying writing advice. One adage that came up repeatedly was “write what you know.”

 
Okay, that makes sense if you take it literally because even with research, some experiences are beyond us. For example, I’ll never know what it’s like to be fired from a dream research job in the pharmaceutical industry like Doctor Joanie Fisher, the heroine of my novel The Mountain’s Shadow. But even though I can’t know exactly what it’s like, I know the feeling of being disappointed and facing major defeat on a personal level… 

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To see links to past posts and future blog tour stops through Chick Lit Plus, check out my tour schedule.

Thanks to everyone who’s following along, and I’ll try to do better with posting links as they happen.

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