My Writing Process:


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What are you currently writing?

I haven’t gotten much time to write as I usually like between my job and this school semester rapidly coming to an end. But, when I’m afforded the time to write I’ve been working on three very different stories. Yet another rewrite for Magical Girl Hunters, making some edits for consistency with Unreal Estate, and an untitled mob/mafia action story.

What makes your work different?

I think my work is different because I do my best to incorporate different elements that have entered my interests or life and try to turn them into something everyone can relate to. With Magical Girl Hunters it’s my take on several different anime with a hint of Tarantino-esque and Noir. With Unreal Estate it’s that classic Rom-com that everyone loves to take their date too minus the clichés. The manner in which I present these different mediums and my ability to make them appealing to all readers is what I feel makes my work different.

Why do you write what you do?

I write what I do most of the time as a coping mechanism. I’ve dealt with some pretty nasty and unfortunate circumstances in my life so I use my writing in order to escape from all the negativity that tries to dominate me. It’s actually pretty funny, when I’m pretty content or in decent spirits I won’t write much of anything at all and I tend to get really lazy about it. If I’m angry, depressed, or oozing negativity from my pores then I can rattle off 10,000 words of texts in a few hours if I’m left to my own devices.

What is your writing process?

When I first began writing, I used to do the online roleplaying thing. Via e-wrestling and chat rooms when I was in middle school. E-wrestling roleplaying used to consist of writing promos or vignettes for characters and addressing your opponent and developing an ongoing story a your opponents wrote their own vignettes in response. As a former athlete I’ve always been real competitive, so back then I used to spend hours on end writing, working, and tweaking these vignettes to make them look like some of the text I’d read in books. Back then I was reading a lot of different types of literature but most of it consisted of traditional pieces like Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and The crucible. But outside of school I was diving into graphic novels from Marvel and DC with a lot of Japanese anime starting to pepper my interests. All of these influence led to me developing different concepts a certain way which has continued on to this day.

 

Step 1: Imagine a setting. In a lot of cases I’d do this by going out at night to a park or something. Or just when I rode in the car with my dad somewhere imagining an area and writing down everything I could think of about it. From how it felt, the colors, what type of bugs were around, etc.

Step 2: Develop a character. This is something I’ve never had issue with as each time I’ve ever written someone they’ve always been based off of someone in my life. When I first came up with the idea for Controversial Jack for example I’d been reading up on a lot of characters like Xelloss from the Anime Slayers and Loki from Marvel. Once I developed that main character the next step would be pretty easy….

Step 3: Give that character a supporting cast and goals. This has always been easy for me. I consider myself pretty good at this due to a lot of my influences. I’ve actually got a word document on my computer full of different characters that I will sort through and pull from whenever necessary in order to best align them with my protagonist/antagonist.

Step 4: Develop the scenery. Basically figure out where I want the story to take place and what type of time frame the story will take place in.

Step 5: Write. The easiest part of the process.

 

Eh, I think that sums it all up. For now, let’s consider this “Draft 1” for now lol. The next person in this blog tour will be http://thequeenofthesuperficial.wordpress.com/ I’m sure her writing process will be infinitely more interesting than my own. Hope you folks enjoy!

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    • kittenwitclawz
    • June 16th, 2014

    It was really interesting learning more about how and why you write. I did not know about the e-wrestling role-play. I can see how you would fit into that world and why it would compel you to write. Excellent post and I will start working on mine tonight.

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  1. Fresh! Nice to learn more about how you come to your ideas 🙂

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  2. You have an extremely complex writing pattern, but I love it! Your step 2 is always the hardest for me. Anyway, great post and now great commentary lol!!!

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    • Kurly_Z
    • July 16th, 2014

    For starters, it wouldn’t hurt you to actually smile in your picture. 🙂

    E-wrestling you say? I have never heard of it before now. Do you have any samples of what you wrote in the past or perhaps do a blog on what e-wresting looks like from Wil’s point of view?

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    • I think I have a few old one’s on my computer somewhere. I’ll have to dig deep and then I could potentially email them to you. Don’t know if there are still any e-federations around but it wouldn’t surprise me.

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