Write Now with S.G. Blaise

In today’s Write Now interview, S.G. Blaise shares about her three-month planning process and thirty-day writing sessions.

Write Now with S.G. Blaise
Photo courtesy of S.G. Blaise

Do you plan out your writing or dive in and see what happens? In today’s Write Now interview, S.G. Blaise shares about her three-month planning process and thirty-day writing sessions. Enjoy today’s interview.

Who Are You?

Hello, my name is S.G. Blaise, and I am an award-winning Sci-Fi/Fantasy author of The Last Lumenian series. I live in San Diego, California.

What Do You Write?

My writing style is science-fiction mixed with fantasy (i.e., magic), along with humor and hints of romance. My current book is about the coming-of-age story of a sassy princess named Lilla.

I wrote my first story at the age of ten. From that point on, I wanted to be a writer. My journey encompassed a few decades longer and a whole different language than I ever imagined. During this journey of learning the craft of creative writing, I realized that not only was writing my passion but my dream as well.

I write what inspires me. Themes and words flow organically to the pages.

I absolutely love writing. It’s therapeutic and yet entertaining at the same time. Writing is not what I do; it’s who I am.

Where Do You Write?

My favorite writing environment is my spacious desk. I can lay out my notes and previous drafts easily around me. I prefer to use a computer and a writing app, but I always go back to pen and paper when I am in the revision process.

When Do You Write?

My typical writing session is writing the scenes I planned beforehand. I don’t set a time nor a word limit.

My goal is to write all the scenes I had developed in the three-month-long planning process in thirty days or less. Usually, I work on one or two scenes at a time, but as I get closer to the end, I tend to wrap it up fast.

Why Do You Write?

My motivation is simple — my readers. Creating imaginary worlds and characters my readers love is my fuel. My inspiration comes from the real world around me.

How Do You Overcome Writer’s Block?

I cannot say I had writer’s block. One of the reasons is all the developmental work that goes into characters, world-building, story structure, etc. By the time I sit down to write the story, I have hundreds of pages of notes to rely on.

The second reason is that when the story doesn’t flow, I take a break. I don’t try to force it or agonize over it. This break can be a few hours or even a few days. I busy myself doing something else until an idea or scene snippets pop into my head, and then I am back on track.

Bonus: What Do You Enjoy Doing When Not Writing?

I enjoy building miniature dollhouses, working on diamond painting bookmarks and notebooks, and building LEGO on top of reading and watching movies.

My thanks to S.G. Blaise for today’s interview.

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