Good day to you all. I wish to start this blog post off by offering my sincere thanks to all of the people who took the time since my post on Sunday to read and give me feedback on my poem about Queen Elizabeth II. Learning of her passing, especially right before I had to go into work Thursday afternoon, has been really challenging for me to cope with. Taking the time to sit down and write out those emotions helped me a lot, and I hope that reading my thoughts will have helped any of you who were struggling with this as well.
With that said, the reason you are all here is for my super special surprise that I have been promising to put out for the past couple of weeks. I wanted to make sure I gave you something really special, so I was torn between possibly leaking a small piece of text from the next book or perhaps creating a biography for/interview with my main character, Jenny Maysure, from the Drifter. Ultimately though, I thought what might be really special for you is if I were to give you a sneak peek into the writing process that I use to create the stories for the Small Town Slashers Series.
I joined Twitter a couple of months back, as part of my efforts to market my series of books (click the link for direct access to my account). One topic that often seems to come up amongst the authors I am following are questions concerning other authors writing needs and processes. I have seen everything from "Do you plan your stories or just write?" to "Do you write your chapters sequentially or start with the end?" All of this had me thinking about similar questions that I often wondered about as a reader when diving into the works of my favourite authors. It is my hope that people who have read my first book might have similar questions about the sources of my creativity and the process by which I developed my story. As such, I thought it would be a nice treat for you all, if I shared with you a blank copy of my writing organizer. It is my hope that published and aspiring authors alike will make use of this tool in their own creative process. I likewise hope that sharing this with you will allow you to feel closer to me. I want to get to know the fans of my work and build a community of followers who are excited to discuss serial killers (both fictional and true crime oriented), thrillers/suspense (my books, others work, films, etc.) and mental wellness and neural divergence in society as well. I am slowly saving up to create a newsletter and fan group for my Small Town Slashers Series, and it is my sincere dream that you will all wish to be a part of this. So, with all of this said, and without further adieu, please feel free to click on the document I have embedded into this post, so that you can get your copy of my writing planner for your own creative needs.
I hope you all have a wonderful week. Peace and love to you and yours.
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Darker Thoughts from a Small Town Mind
Regular blog posts from the author of the Small Town Slashers Series on everything from the writing process for my next books to the daily struggle of living with depression and social anxiety.