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Romance Weekly Blog Hop #lovewritechat

It’s Romance Weekly blog hop day! Feels like I haven’t done one of these in ages, so it’s nice to get back to it 😀

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If you’ve come from Dani Jace, author of White Doe, then welcome!

Now onto the questions:

1.Does humour help or hinder you in your creative process?

It helps, a lot! I do like to write some dramatic moments in my book, so I tend to always have moments of humour or fun to help lighten the mood.

2.What is a favourite go-to book or movie you use to unblock a problem in your writing?

What a good question!

I usually try to watch movies and read books in the genre I’m writing, to get into the right head space, especially seeing as I write in different sub-genres.

But one movie (actually three movies) that always gets me writing is The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I love those movies, and there is something so inspiring about them that always gets me wanting to write and create an amazing story of my own!

I’m incredibly visual, so I think movies often inspire me to write a lot more then reading does in a strange way 😀

3. What’s the most inspiring book you’ve read this week or month that’s generated a new idea?

I just finished reading The Unravelling of Lady Fury by Shehanne Moore, and I was completely inspired by her character Captain Flint. He’s a brilliant character that I just fell for instantly, and it inspired me into thinking about the way I write my male leading characters.

Some great questions this week, it was nice to get back into the blog hopping groove!

Now why not check out what Gemma Brocato has to say in answer to the questions?

How would you answer this week’s questions? Leave your answers in the comments! It’s always fun to share.

Progress Report:

Status of fifth manuscript: Writing first draft.
Daily word count: 4321 (Total word count: 13184)

Books read: 3/4

Mid-August Book Review: Written and ready.

45 thoughts on “Romance Weekly Blog Hop #lovewritechat

  1. I’m right there with you with the LotR films. How can you not be inspired by all those sweeping visuals? I haven’t watched them in forever, though. Who has time for that? I’m too easily wrapped up in things, so the next thing I know, I’ll have wasted away a whole day drooling.

    • I know what you mean! I have this terrible habit of having to watch movies in series all in one go 😀 So I’d lose a whole weekend watching those movies.

      Even if I’d have great inspiration afterwards!

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting 🙂

  2. Gosh, Mishka, I’ve blown away by your post. You are an angel, you know that…that’s in addition to everything else. Thank you. Totally agree re movies. I’m very visual too. x

  3. I get very inspired by The Lord of the Rings movies, as well. It makes me want to create a fantastic plot and loveable characters just like that.

    • Exactly, right? 😀 It’s such an incredible world an characters, I always have the urge to create my own straight after watching it!

      Thank you for reading and commenting 🙂

    • Love the Hobbit movies too! 😀

      Garth Nix’s stuff is always something I look at but never end up picking up, think I will have to give him a try though!

      Thank you for reading and commenting 🙂

    • I think the visual really does appeal to me more, and really helps me with getting my writing going and keeping me motivated!

      Lord of the Rings is such a great set of movies, how could it not inspire, right? 😀

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting 🙂

  4. I’ve taken a couple of writing courses that use movies to show novel structure. It’s fascinating how the same but different they are – and what great tips we can get from screen-writing.

  5. LoTR! My husband and I have a traditionof re-watching it once a year, the whole trilogy. We usually save it for the beginning of autumn when we can cozy up with warm drinks and cuddle. However, this year he actually just actually last weekend if we could start the trilogy early. Great storytelling, great visuals, and always a source of inspiration. Great post!

    • It’s a great set of movies to snuggle up with when the weather starts going downhill 😀 Even better when it can get inspiration started!

      Thank you for reading and commenting 🙂

  6. I’ve got a few works that inspire me, as well. I’m always a little hesitant to go through them, though, because I always might need inspiration later and never want to finish them up before I’m through.

  7. I definitely like humor in stories and I use it in my writing. Currently, movies like The Hobbit, has helped inspire my writing as well as opened up new ideas for stories 🙂

  8. Mishka, I LOVE LOTR. Was so obsessed when those movies came out – bought the extended versions of each and watched them over and over and over. Greatest story and movie made.

  9. Love the Lord of the Rings! I’m with you. I am really a more visual person as well. Photos, TV, movies… it gets my juices going much faster than reading.
    Thanks for sharing

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