Friday, December 18, 2015

Feature & Follow Friday | Writing a Book

Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly book blogger meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read to help bloggers gain new followers on their site.

This week's question:

If you could write a book what would it be about?

My Answer:

I've actually had quite a few ideas that came to me in dreams, but I always seem to forget them. It's like while I'm lucid dreaming I'm creating this really good story idea and actually starting the story I'd like to tell, but then when I wake up fully, I've completely forgotten what it was, although sometimes I have a very vague idea of what it was.

But there is an idea that I've thought about that I haven't forgotten. I'm not going to say what it is exactly because I don't want anyone taking my idea, and it's kind of hard to explain in the first place any way. But I will say that it would be YA or possible NA, dystopian with Christian elements. It may be a standalone or a series. I haven't really gotten that far in my thought process.

Also, I have a book tour open for sign ups if anyone is interested!

We are organizing a one week book tour for MY HEART IS YOURS by Amanda Leigh, young adult/new adult contemporary romance. The tour takes place JANUARY 1 to JANUARY 7, 2016. Tour stops include promotion and review options. The eBook will be provided in Kindle format.


  1. Just stopping by to say hello. I'm a new follower on GFC. You can see my FF here.

  2. You know Stephen King uses his dreams/nightmares as inspiration for his writing? The remembering part sucks, though :D I know all about that as well.

  3. Ohh nice answer I love books with dystopian and Christian elements! Thank you for stopping by my blog. Old Follower.

  4. Nice! I have that same problem with the lucid dreaming kind of thing. It happens as I'm trying to fall asleep, my characters that I've created started telling me how their story should go and sometimes it's really good, other times, I dismiss some of it because it doesn't feel right.

    But then naturally, when I am awake, I totally forgot what it was I wanted to write! I even keep a notebook under my pillow for such times, but I was too deep into sleep to draw myself out. Sigh...

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  5. I'm always looking for new and original dystopian novels so from one dreamer to another, good luck with it! :)
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  6. I tend to write amazing novels in my dreams, too. I try to write down the ideas when I wake up. But when I look at my notes later, they don't make any sense! Frustrating, right? Good luck with your writing endeavors.

  7. I love reading dystopia. I hope you'll successfully create a solid plot for that someday. I think it'll be really interesting. :)

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  8. I get what you mean about creating stories in your dreams and then forgetting them on waking. That happens to me a lot too. I hope you get your book written someday - I'd love to read it. :-D

    When you visited my blog you mentioned having read an NA with a male character in a wheelchair? Could you please tell me what the title of that book is? I'd love to check it out!

    Thanks so much, Stina. :-)

  9. You know, they say you can keep a notebook by your bed and if you write as soon as you get up, it actually helps you to secure parts of the dream into your long term memory or at the very least, give you a reference point to look back at.

    Hope you get around to writing your book! Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday! Old follower!

    Kristine @ The Writer's Inkwell

  10. Oh, Stina, that combination of elements sure sounds AWESOME!! It's too bad that you can't remember these fascinating dreams you've been having, but I think Sookie's suggestion is a great one!! Even if you just jot down phrases and even words, it might help!

    If you're not a morning person (boy, can I relate, if you're not!), then go have your cup of coffee, and then sit down and write.

    There's another suggestion I can give you. You've probably heard of "free association", right? It's the most important technique in psychoanalysis, courtesy of Freud. Just sit down and write the first word that comes to mind, and then see what other words come to mind that are related to it. From there, you might get some ideas to build into a story. Or you could find a beautiful picture on the Internet, contemplate it for a while, and write down any ideas that come to you.

    Whatever you do, good luck, and I hope to be able to read your novel someday!!

    Thanks so much for commenting on my own FF post!! <3 : )

  11. Dystopian is a new genre for me and I know I would love to read a book in this genre! All the best, Stina :)

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    -Njkinny @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

  12. I hate wait that happens. Some of my dreams are visions and so I freak out a little when I can't remember dreams. Yikes!

  13. Oh my goodness I hate when that happens! I've started quite a few in my dreams but they ran away from me when I woke up.There was one that I was really upset about loosing when I woke up bc it was a whole story! I hope you do write your little secret project you are contemplating,it sounds like it's gonna be a great read!
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  14. I really like your idea for fantasy with Christian elements. I'm generally like those quite a bit - less sex and violence leaves room for more plot. In fact, I'm reading one right now. Sorry I didn't get over here last week in response to the comment on my blog. Just catching up now! I'm also come up with fantastic plots while I'm sleeping and then just barely remember them when I wake up. I assume that's because they weren't really as fantastic as I assumed they were in my dream. :)

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