Share Your Story!

A while ago I made a post asking you to Tell Me Your Story. I got lots of responses and you seemed to benefit from getting news about your writing or blogging out there. We’re a third of the way into NaNoWriMo, so I thought this would be the perfect chance to do another, similar post.

Answer one or more of the questions below (feel free to provide a link):

  1. For authors, what is your novel about?
  2. For allΒ writers, what are you writing at the moment?
  3. What are you reading right now?
  4. Why did you start blogging and what is your blog about?
  5. If you could have written any famous (or not) book, which one would it be? I’d go back in time and write Lord of the Rings before Tolkein, but make Sauron win (for purely sadistic purposes).

17 thoughts on “Share Your Story!

  1. Good evening! I’m writing a story loosely based on real life but not sure if it’s going to be a short story or end up being a series of short stories… I’ll see how it goes I suppose. πŸ™‚
    Why did I start blogging? Happened by accident when I discovered Facebook. I couldn’t seem to keep my posts short. I didn’t get serious about it til this year when I started a WordPress account. I figured I could use the WP account as a portfolio to show clients when I bid on writing gigs in future. I’ll see how that goes too. πŸ™‚

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  2. Thanks for the prompt. I am currently plotting out a sort of superhero novel called The Rust Belt Redeemer which came to me originally as an idea for a graphic novel. Also I’m always in the middle of several short stories which are at various stages of completion.

    I just finished reading Cormac McCarthy’s “No Country For Old Men” last week and began Robert Olen Butler’s short story collection “Good Scent From A Strange Mountain” this week.

    I started blogging maybe about nine years ago as a way to journal, then I started a public blog at Blogger which I eventually let fade out. My first WordPress blog was where I write about Christianity/theology and a mish mash of other stuff. As I got more into writing fiction, I started my present blog to focus more on that:

    If I could have written any book…that’s gonna take some thought. I’ll have to think about that.

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  3. I’m currently writing part two of my Goddess trilogy, about an ordinary wife and mother who discovers she has a powerful erotic connection with an ancient goddess culture, and the hot archeologist who discovered it.

    At the same time, I’m also finishing the first draft of a comic romance novel about an ambitious reporter stuck in a small town whose only chance of escaping is a local yokel cameraman who can’t imagine living anywhere else.

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  4. Hello, my friend!
    -I am writing the 5th (Yes I know I only have 2 published! Brain exploding!) book in a series set in my home area of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA. The series is romantic suspense with a touch of humor and hopefully some memorable and truly likable characters. I’m also slowly developing a novel about The Great War, which will largely be written through letters from one brother to another.
    -At this very moment, I am writing a scene where 2 childhood friends are interacting. “He” is in love with “her” and she doesn’t realize or feel the same way. In a truly friendly way, she embraces him and he just about dies!
    -I am reading “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr.
    -I started blogging about a year ago to practice writing, to meet other writers and to publish short stories and other mini projects.
    -If I could’ve written any other book it would be “Dune” by Frank Herbert. I re-read it every couple of years and love it every time.
    -Here is a link to my blog: Links to my 2 published works are in the sidebar.
    Thanks for this post. Cheers!

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  5. I’m writing a novel for NaNo about the small lies we tell and the devastation they can cause to others.

    I started blogging to reach out to other writers and learn as much as I could from them, so far, I have been overwhelmed by the positivity of the WordPress community.

    I’ve just read Marian Keyes’ new novel, The Woman Who Stole My Life. I didn’t like it at all. It’s amazing how much you dissect other writer’s work when you are more than just a reader.

    If I could have written any book it would have been a Jane Austen, maybe Pride and Prejudice. I read that a couple of times a year. The more I read it the more I see it as a Rom Com, I’m sure that’s how she intended it.

    Feel free to visit my blog, if nothing else take part in the weekly Six Word Story Challenge.

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  6. Hi Thanks for the opportunity to rave about my novel obviously I think it’s awesome. πŸ™‚ This year I released ‘The Community’ a mystery novel that spans 50 years.
    Jack still mourns his lost love but now he has more to worry about. A friend of his dies and a local journalist starts to uncover Jack’s life not knowning what she is looking into.
    Alex has no idea as to the identity of the woman’s body that has been found in the park, but it leads her on a journey of discovering more about her home town than she could have ever imagined.
    What is the connection between an unknown body, an abandoned baby, missing people, a tunnel and a triquetra? She sets out to find the answers, totally unaware of how it will affect the people she loves most.

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  7. This is a neat idea. πŸ™‚

    1. Multiple novels for the series. It is Earth with slightly different physics. I take it through three ages (sci-fi / post-apocalypse / fantasy). Intro novel for each age then 2 novel length books to complete each.

    2. I’m not. I’m editing. Urk. I finished my go-ahead writing thanks to the NaNoWriMo surge and am now returning to earlier stuff that needs to get done for production/publication.

    3. Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits (Wong). Dying For a Living (Shrum) is up after that. Also a dozen or so works in progress on Wattpad. NaNoWriMo and now editing has cut seriously into my reading time though.

    4. I just started blogging again. I was prolific blogging and writing years ago and then lost my muse, primarily due to the inundation of politics into blogs. My new blog is all and only about writing.

    5. The White Plague, by Frank Herbert. It’s the most re-readable book I have ever encountered. It is a book about the human condition and seems timeless. I would love to write a timeless story.

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  8. I’m writing young adult adventure, set in a world analogous to Britain after the fall of Rome. I’m working on Book 2: Empire’s Hostage; Book 1, Empire’s Daughter, is available from Amazon. I’m reading an indie sci-fi novel called I Am Sleepless: Sim 299, which will be reviewed on my website soon. The website/blog promotes my writing and that of other indie writers. And what do I wish I’d written? The Fionavar Tapestry, by Guy Gavriel Kay. Without changes.
    For all writers, what are you writing at the moment? The second book in the Empire’s Legacy series.
    What are you reading right now?
    Why did you start blogging and what is your blog about?
    If you could have written any famous (or not) book, which one would it be? I’d go back in time and write Lord of the Rings before Tolkein, but make Sauron win (for purely sadistic purposes

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  9. I am writing a children’s adventure novel. I am reading the Bible. I started my blog to learn more about holistic living…and share what I have learned… Also as a way to share my books and photography. Nanowrimo is intense.

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  10. 1). The Visitor ( )
    A unique tale about a time traveler that ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time, and delivers a message about the future to the wrong person. And with this knowledge of the future comes an opportunity to thwart the assassination of JFK.

    2). The Island
    When a clandestine intelligence gathering team sneaks onto a small island under the cover of darkness, the operation goes horribly wrong. Only one man is left to complete the mission, however, the information that he was intending to gather pales in comparison to what he soon discovers is actually happening on the island.

    For my other works, see my list of current projects here:

    3). I am currently reading The Search for Lee Harvey Oswald by Robert J. Groden. For other books I’m currently reading, see here:

    4). I started blogging because I can’t *not* write. I also wanted a way to connect with current and future readers.

    5). I would have written Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984.

    Thanks for the opportunity to share.
    – J.L. Pattison

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    1. I wrote a series of short stories on this blog entitled The Visitor, set in the future. Looks like I’ll have to find a new name if I decide to turn it into a novel! Yours looks great!


  11. Don’t sweat it. Go ahead and keep name for your stories. The Visitor is actually intended to be included in an upcoming short story anthology under the name The Letter. I just released it early to get something out there for readers.

    If you’re interested, I’m willing to provide you a copy of the story in exchange for your review. It’s only 7,000 words and would be in a PDF.

    Let me know. I’d be delighted to read your review.

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