Huntie put her on the Spot – A writing process blog hop passed on

Thanks must go to M-R  of  Staying Visible who has passed the following questions on to me after she was put on a spot by Huntie. M-R’s site is exactly what the title says – it is her staying visible to the world. She has written a wonderful memoir of her time as a 5’7″ bombshell who fell in love with Stringer and their time in the Australian film industry. And Then Like My Dreams, her memoir will ensure that Stringer, sadly gone, is not forgotten. But M-R is more than just her book – she’s an Aussie battler who in her distinctly Aussie way with Aussie sense of humour rants about the political affairs in Australia, promotes other bloggers and writes other gems.

Anyway back to the questions:

1 What am I working on at the moment?
2 How does my work differ from others of its genre?
3 Why do I write what I do?
4 How does my writing process work?

1. At the moment I am working on three things. a) My confirmation of candidature document which is where I persuade a panel of judges that the research that I have been given provisional approval to carry out is worthy of the institution and  convince them that I am capable of successfully doing it.  I have almost finished the first draft – a daunting project. b) I am also working on a paper to present at a conference (presuming that approval has been received by the time the conference is held in November). c) I am also continuing work on my sequel memoir and also d) a daily blog post should be included here also.

2. a) My research question, b) my paper, c) my experience and d) blogging  – you can answer that.

3. a)Interest,  a &b) requirement,  c &d )I love writing and prompts, challenges and stuff I just want to write.

4. The last time I did a writing process post I was just writing creatively and the process was quite different. A lot of thinking which gave me the bones and then it was quick to write followed by a quick edit and it was done.  I could easily write a minimum of 2000 words a day. With research and academic writing I am down to a couple of hundred words with much research undertaken before putting pen to paper.


The three people I am nominating to let us know their writing process are:

Noelle Granger


Shmruthi Gowrisankar


About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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7 Responses to Huntie put her on the Spot – A writing process blog hop passed on

  1. Irene, I will take this and run with it!


  2. M-R says:

    Can’t bring myself to ‘like’ it, but I do ! – and it’s excellent. Hang on, I’ll go back and tick them little stars … 🙂


  3. Shmruthi says:

    As it happens, I have been fortunate to have one other blogger put me on the spot with these questions on this same week 😉 Thanks so much for thinking of me; my post on my writing process(even though it is kinda non existent at the moment) coming up sooon 🙂


  4. Pingback: Do I really have a writing “process”? Oh dear lord! | TALES OF MY JOURNEYS ACROSS OCEANS

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