Writing Process World Hop

July 29, 2014 at 8:46 am

I was tagged by LaVerne St George to participate in the Writing Process World Hop. Laverne trained as an information specialist and has published several romance novels. Meanwhile she worked in universities, on US naval bases, in government consulting firms and in the pharmaceutical industry. She’s moving back into romance-land and writing and publishing sweet and inspirational romances. You can find out more about her at her website: http://lavernestgeorge.blogspot.com/

Here’s a bit about me for those of you who are new to me: My name is Lynne Stringer and I have been passionate about writing all my life, beginning with short stories in my primary school days. I began writing professionally as a journalist and was the editor of a small newspaper (later magazine) for seven years, before turning my hand to screenplay writing and novels. I currently work as a professional editor and proofreader. I live in Australia with my husband and young son.

What am I working on?

I have just started writing a new novel tentatively called How Far Forgive. I was going to call it Bridging the Gap, but have decided to revert to its original title. It is a reworking of a story I wrote in the nineties but never tried to publish. It tells the story of an eighteen year old girl who goes through a traumatic experience and has to learn to forgive the people involved.

Why do I write what I do?

I usually get an idea and am compelled to write it by something inside me. That doesn’t mean writing it is easy, although sometimes it is. It can take a bit to work through all the details of the idea. It’s usually fun, though!

How does my writing process work?

I’m not one for writing outlines or huge character descriptions if I can avoid it. I usually have a sense of where I’m going that I hold in my head. Some things in the story still take me by surprise, but usually my direction is more or less clear. It has been known to deviate, though.

If this is the first time you’ve visited my website, feel free to look around and check out The Verindon Trilogy. The last book in the series, The Reign, was released in May this year.


This blog hop will be continuing with two other authors next week. You can check them out at the links below:

Andrea GriggAndrea Grigg grew up in Auckland, New Zealand, but has lived more than half her life in Australia.

Her debut contemporary romance novel, A Simple Mistake, was a finalist in the CALEB Awards 2012. Her second novel, Too Pretty, will be released August 1 2014 by Rhiza Press.

Andrea lives with her husband on Queensland’s Gold Coast, where they have raised their three adult children – two daughters and a son.

Recently retired from teaching ten-year-olds, if she isn’t being a domestic executive or socialising, Andrea can be found in her cave, writing stories. You can check out her blog at: www.andreagrigg.com

Penny Reeve always knew she wanted to be a writer but never believed it would happen. Growing up as the child of missionaries in Arnhem Land (North Australia), Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea, she had an interesting childhood!Penny Reeve

After finishing school she studied to become a primary school teacher and then married her prince charming, Richard Reeve. Penny, Richard and their two children lived in Pokhara, Nepal, for five amazing years and this was the location and inspiration behind the book Himalayan Adventures and much of her other writing.

These days Penny lives and writes in western Sydney, Australia.  You can check out her blog at: http://www.pennyreeve.com/page3.htm

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