My process, let me show you it.

I’ve heard a lot of people talk about their writing process. I… don’t really have one. Recently, I did outline my three main WIPs and distilled a process from that.

So, without further ado: my easy seven step guide to writing a successful* paranormal romance.

* = success rate not yet tested.

First, you create a timeline. And no, I have no idea why it’s not neatly in the middle of the paper. It was when I drew it. You’ll see.

Second, you add the story arc. The quest, if you will.

Then, you add the relationship progress throughout the novel.

Fourth, you add vague plot details, to be filled in later.

But you’re not done yet. You need conflict. Conflict, obviously, needs a red pen.

I said seven steps, didn’t I? For the sixth step, you add deaths. No paranormal romance is complete without heart-wrenching deaths.

Finally, and most importantly, you add dirty poarn in crucial places. Because the best poarn is dirty contains character development.

See? Easy peasy. I know, it’s a wonder I’m not published yet. No need to thank me, I’m doing this out of kindness.


13 responses to “My process, let me show you it.

  1. Just so you know, when I return from my crazy internet hiatus, I’m going to be sharing this on my blog. So. Much. LOVE. This is brilliant (I’m emailing it to a friend as I type! … yes, I am capable of typing in two windows at once… what of it?!)


  2. Reblogged this on Sparkly Knickers and commented:
    I have to share this with you writey people. This is not only one of the most informative “how to” blogs I’ve read, but Anya does it with such wit that you’re laughing with her all the way. 10 out of 10.
    If you read any blog today, seriously, read this one!

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