Sunday, June 8, 2014

Write things

Connecting Writers: The Writing Process Blog Tour

What am I working on?

I work in several genres and I’m the features editor for a flash fiction journal, so right now I’m working on a comic interview, a graphic novel, several short stories and poems, plotting out a couple of novels and putting together the June issue for Flash Frontier.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

My work isn’t easily categorised as one genre or another, so I’d say diversity is my niche. For example, my comics lean towards poetry, my fiction towards art, and so forth. I’m interested in meta-fiction and such work tends to defy genre restraints.

Why do I write what I do?

Writing’s a privilege that I haven’t always had and likely, such is the need to earn money, I’m unlikely to have for much longer, so I’m making the most of it. I’m interested in giving voice to characters from social groups who tend not to be represented frequently in literary fiction, poetry and comics.

How does my writing process work?

I wrote a guest post about my writing process here, for Alison Lock's blog.

Thank you for this, Catherine McNamara. I'm passing the baton to Teresa Stenson, who will post next week.


Lori said...

I'm endlessly fascinated by other people's writing process. It's so interesting and it helps me reexamine my work style. I love the idea of giving voice to less represented social groups. You are doing good work in every way.

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks so much, Lori - you're always so supportive of me! xx

Teresa Stenson said...

Yes I too am oft inspired by your approach and your output, Lady Rae.

Just having a look at these questions so I can answer them in the next day or so. Thanks for picking me to hold the baton for a bit. You know I sometimes need a prod to blog. Prodded.

Rachel Fenton said...

Thank you! And thanks for accepting the baton, Teresa! Can't wait to read your answers.

I think we bloggers all need a prod from time to time - just look how long we've been blogging for. We deserve medals, or cake. I vote for cake! Cake prod, anyone? xx