Writing Process Blog Tour with Christy Birmingham

Ohhh the Writing Process Blog Tour is making the rounds and its next stop is with me! How cool is that? I get to write about writing – well, I do type a lot in a day, so I guess I know a bit, hehe!

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Writing Process Blog Tour

Thank-you to Jez Farmer at The Boy Poet for the invite! Be sure to check out the site if you’re not following it already.

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Wowa, watch out ((smiles))

 

The questions are:

What are you currently working on?

I am a freelance writer and poet, which means I have my hands full. I focus on writing online; I have two blogs and contribute articles to many websites. As well, I do a lot of work that you won’t see published with my name on it; I don’t get a byline for that work and therefore it is called “ghostwriting.” Those assignments range from blog posts to product descriptions and are for several companies around the world. In other words, I’m at my computer a lot. But don’t worry as I do spend time with family and friends, and there’s a healthy dose of TV thrown in there too ((smiles)).

My first blog is Poetic Parfait (hey you’re already here!). It is a mix of original poetry, fiction, bookish posts and author interviews. I hope that you take away inspiration from reading the posts here.

My second blog is When Women Inspire. The site is all about highlighting women around the world who are accomplishing positive things. Sometimes I discuss women’s issues but I always try to focus on the inspiration.

How does your work differ from others of its genre?

My blogging work to me is all about helping people see the positive. I hope people leave my posts feeling they learned something or at least with a smile. For my poetry specifically, I have a writing style that is unique and lyrical, with a good helping of metaphor in it. Sometimes I focus on sensitive topics such as depression and abuse.

Why do you write what you do?

Sometimes it’s easy to forget this part and get caught up in the present day tasks. But, I write what I do because I have been in bad times and now am in a better, healthier form. I am proof that you can get to the darkest corners of the room and then fight to be in the light streaming through the window. I know that if I can find strength to get better then I can help other people do the same thing – and if I can do it then so can they! My struggles with depression, anxiety and abuse have led me to write about these particular subjects.

How does your writing process work?

There are three essentials: 1) Chocolate 2) Coffee 3) Computer — they are the 3 c’s of the house! I am much better at focusing on writing in the morning than in the evening, and I always begin my day by writing a “to-do” list of the tasks to do. I try my best not to be hard on myself if I don’t get through the list for that particular day.

I have chosen these bloggers to come on the writing tour next! The talented writers I pick are:

Living and Lovin

LScott Poetry

Syl65’s Blog

RawMultimedia

Aisha’s Oasis

OK, you awesome writers, let’s get this blog tour on to the next stops! To all the people I tagged above, you can continue by answering the questions at your own sites and then tagging more bloggers! Have fun 🙂
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My blogger sweetie friend Aquileana of La Audacia de Aquiles has kindly given me the Versatile Blogger Award! Wow, I’m so happy to say thank-you for the award, Aqui!!

Versatile Blogger (Trophee).

Versatile Blogger Award

I will pass the award on to these talented writers:

Book Chat

Colline’s Blog

TalkerBlogger

 My Space in the Immense Universe

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Thanks for being such lovely readers and I hope you all have a great weekend! ~Love Christy

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76 thoughts on “Writing Process Blog Tour with Christy Birmingham

  1. aishasoasis

    Wow, you are a busy gal, Christy! I enjoyed your answers very much, and thank you for tagging me to join you and the others on this blog tour! I’ll see what I can do about this in the coming week. Happy 4th of July weekend, Dear! ♥♥♥ ;^)

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Awww Aisha, no rush to post it at all! It’s supposed to be fun not stressful (we like that!). So happy to have you as a new connection and be able to share this honor with you ♥ Happy weekend to you too!

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  2. Aquileana

    Thanks for sharing more about your unique experiences as a freelance writer, blogger and poet.
    It is always nice to unravel hidden or not so well known aspects of your career, dear Christy.
    Great to see the award over here.
    Thanks for adding it to and congratulations for all your achievements.
    Saturday Hugs and Kisses for your sunday ahead, ❤

    Aquileana 😀

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  3. rollyachabotbooks

    Hi Christy…. Great post and a look into your world is always refreshing and uplifting… I do love the 3 c’s … my problem is I get them a little mixed as coffee is always the first, chocolate or cookies the second, then always the computer as I love to reach out and speak my mind… well written and as always a pleasure to spend time pondering your words…

    Hugs from over the big rocks

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  4. DG MARYOGA

    Why,thaaaaank U dear Christy for the nomination which really made feel honoured !!!
    I have a short holiday break now and it’s really hard for me to respond,but I would love to ! Our dear friends Aquileana,Aisha and some other WordPress friends had also nominated me,but I was unable to participate.I felt so embarrassed my friend …
    Thanks kindly for everything and especially for your understanding. Much love and hugs your ways , Doda 🙂 ~♥~♥~♥~

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Hi Doda 🙂 No need to feel embarrassed xo As people say it’s an honor just to be nominated ♥ Don’t worry and happy you are smiling and enjoying a holiday break. Sendings a smile!

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  5. RawMultimedia

    Thanks Christy. Thanks for all the love and comments and being a completely awesome person. I appreciate you and your works and of course you still have like the coolest naming blog out there… 🙂 I shall aim to write this up for tomorrow. 🙂 Thanks so much again.

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  6. lscotthoughts

    Congrats and thanks so much, Christy! I’m honored and love all your answers. I’m also a 3c woman! You are truly proof of living in darkness then fighting to live in light. You shine, my friend, and I’m so happy to know you! Sending hugs! ♥

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  7. Norris Jeb

    You’re awesome Christy, keep up the great work! I am looking forward to seeing and reading more of your work. I am finally going to start a blog of my own and work on my writing skills, etc. Thank you for your inspiration! Cheers 😀

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  8. pictimilitude

    It’s so fun to get a peek inside your thoughts and see what you’re up to! Congrats on getting the Tour! You’re amazing. You’re definitely inspiring and I’m so glad to know you! HUGS

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  9. tessa

    Loved the 3 C’s!…but actually there are 4 C’s…the most important one of all…nothing would get done without…it’s yourself – CHRISTY! Sounds like it was destiny, everything just blends together to make sweet words for all of your fans. LOL.

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