The Lyrical Foxfire Tour
|January 23, 2012||Posted by Cambria under guest post|
I have something and someone very special at the blog today! Alexandra Lanc is here as part of her Lyrical Foxfire Tour!! Alexandra is an author and a blogger and I met her on Goodreads. She is very taletned witer who’s new novella Lyrics of the Heart is something most you might not have read before: Poetry!! In addition to poetry Alexandra also writes novels. So you can see that her talents and experiences in writing are vast.
Today Alexandra has written up a pecial guest post all about her writing life and he she went from writing novels into poetry. I invite you all to read below but first I want to welcome Alexandra and thank her for being here today!!!!
Before we get to her fabulous post how about a little info about our wonderful guest?
I’ve been obsessed with writing practically all my life, and have been scribbling “stories” ever since I could form letters (and even before, writing squiggles that resembled letters). I started writing my first real novel when I was twelve, and finished about halfway through my thirteenth year, though I don’t expect anyone to see that novel any time soon, since its gone into hiding…
I was admitted into college early through Duel Enrollment, and met some of my favorite people at school–and some of my favorite professors. I started out as a dance and theater major, wanting to go into acting and possibly dance with the NYCB, but after taking a Creative Writing class, I decided to pursue my life-long dream of being a published author.
Now, years and many trials and re-writes later, here I am in the literary world, trying to make my way and having my stories read.
And now for Alexandra:
The Lyrical Life of Writing
Why is it that we write? I’ve been trying to answer that question for quite some time, but I haven’t been able to find an answer yet…and maybe that is because the answer is in the question.
Because the answer is simple: Write we, that is why.
Now, I don’t mean to sound like Shakespeare (though if I did, I definitely wouldn’t mind it, because I’ve always loved Shakespeare), but it’s true. Writers do one thing: we write. Why do we write? — because we do. It’s that simple.
But, then it gets complicated again, because there are so many different types of writing — script writing, novel writing, short story writing, poetry writing. You can be an author, you can be a screenwriter, you can be a lyricist. All are types of writing, though all are very different — and that is only the surface of the writing types!
I’ve always loved to write, just one of the reasons that I became an author, but I have never liked a specific type of writing. I love all writing, and so when an idea came into my mind (the idea that would become Lyrics of the Heart, my new novella), I set to thinking about what type of story it would be, and what type of writing.
I ended up with something new: poetry.
Poetry has been around for most likely forever, but I’ve never published anything that was poetry, though I’ve written a few poems. So, when I sat down to write Lyrics, I was just a little bit scared — because I had just finished a major writing project (called NaNoWriMo, during which I wrote the sequel to my next release, The Ending), and it definitely hadn’t been poetry.
Poetry and novels are very different. To write a good poem, you really have to think outside of the box, and you definitely have to be lyrical with your words — where with novel, well, not so much. In a way, poetry involves much more thinking and brain power than a novel does, because you have to think of a way to describe what you’re trying to get across more as feelings than as a simple image — though this is done in novels, too…just in a different way.
Despite my fears, I managed to write my poetry for Lyrics, and an amazing thing happened — I had fun! It’s always nice to try something new, and I’m definitely of the belief that you should try everything, and be well-rounded, though you may not be talented with everything. As a writer, for me this means trying poetry as well as novelling, and every other type of writing I can get my hands on!
I’d like to thank you all for reading this post, and offer a special thanks to Cambria for having me and being part of the Tour!
Wasn’t that a wonderful post? Remeber Alexandra’s new novella, Lyrics of the Heart, was just released January 20, 2012
You can find out more about Alexandra’s writing at her author website: http://www.alexandralanc.com
She also has a blog that you can visit: http://wordsoftheworlds.blogspot.com/
Find her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/AuthorLanc
Alexandra is also the author of The Foxfire Chronicles:
The first book in the series is available now and is titled Shadows of Past Memories.
You can find Alexandra’s writing on Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Createspace.com, Barnes and Nobles.com and the ibookstore!
Thank you Alexandra for being here today and sharing your writing with us!!! You are awesome!