Blog hop fun, starring yours truly / by Ryan Hill


So the very talented Ashley R. Carlson asked me to participate in a blog hop questionnaire, and with me being me, and her being the beautiful, creative woman she is, I naturally said yes. 

Include a quote that you like

I don't have a specific quote that I live by or anything like that. "Be excellent to each other" from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure probably comes the closest. Maybe "was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?" That's some motivational stuff right there.

Why do you create what you do?

Create what? A meal? I do that because I'm hungry. As for books, I write what I want to read. Period. End of story. No take backs INFINITY!

How does your creative process work?

To say I have a process is giving myself entirely too much credit. I come up with an idea, try to figure out the plot, characters, conflicts, ending, etc., then typically get to work writing the first draft. After that I enter into the wonderful world of edits, a nebulous black hole from which there is no specific return date.

How does your work differ from others in your genre?

Aside from it just plain being better? Whenever I read a book, watch a movie or TV show, I'm always trying to study the piece. I try to glean what worked and what didn't work, then I incorporate that into my own writing. Hopefully, that leads to something original that avoids cliches. 

What are you working on right now?

I am finishing up edits on my third novel, the paranormal Goonies-esque THE CONCH SHELL OF DOOM. Yep, you read that title right.