Discover the Blog’s Series

There are a lot of series I’m doing on this blog.  From writing to knowledge, there’s a lot to see.  I’d like to introduce you to all of the ongoing series, some you may know, others you may not.  Let’s take a look.

Of course, the most well-known series is Authors Answer.  Every week, I and a group of writers answer a question.  I’ve now created a new page that lists all of the questions that have been asked.  You can also find it in the Authors Answer menu option at the top.  It just became much easier to find the answers you want.

My own writing in the form of flash fiction has been available in the side column, but not so easy to just browse it.  I’ve now added a full listing under the Writing menu at the top.  You can now quickly read all of my flash fiction.

I think my biggest project, one that will be quite extensive when it’s finished, is the Worldbuilding series.  I’ve done only a handful of posts about it so far, but I have a lot more planned.  If you really like worldbuilding, check it out. It’s available under the Writing menu at the top.

Currently on a break (I’m a bit busy) is What Will You Write?  I need to fully update the main page for it, but check out the entries.  The earlier ones were much busier.  It’s well-worth the read, though. It’s also under the Writing menu.

I’ve also done a few interviews called 10 Questions.  I’ve listed them under the Authors Answer menu at the top.  However, I definitely recommend you take a look at the interviews.

On the topic of knowledge, under the Knowledge menu at the top is my Encyclopedia series.  Every so often, I write a brief post about something of interest, although I’m mostly doing the solar system’s moons at the moment.  I’m doing them in alphabetic order.  Take a look!

And finally, I have the Library Photo Project.  This is updated infrequently, as I only update when I actually go near a library.  I will do more whenever I visit libraries.  Have a look at what’s there.

Future series are quite possible.  In fact, I’m thinking about one involving geography.  I’d like to go through each country in alphabetic order and provide some interesting facts about each one.  I’d been thinking about this for more than a year, since I began the Encyclopedia entries.

So, I’d like to do a little poll.  Please give your answers (multiple answers possible) below, then leave a comment in the comments section.

The 2K International Writers’ Blog Tour – Renee N. Meland

the2kinternationalwritersblogtourWe come to the end of the first week of the blog tour with this interview.  Sunday is an off day.  You can also read this on the hosts’ blogs here and here.

Renee N. Meland

renee_n_melandRenee N. Meland lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two dogs. Her favorite obsessions are Rome, learning new recipes, and exploring the world around her. She is an avid reader of speculative fiction, and believes that telling stories is the best job in the world.

What is the first piece you remember writing (from childhood or young adulthood)?

I remember writing a fantasy piece, that we used cardboard and wallpaper to make into a book. It was called Yendor (my dad’s name spelled backwards).

What is your favorite aspect of being a writer? Your least favorite?

I get paid to play pretend. Least favorite part? It’s very hard to stand out when there are millions of other books out there.

Do you believe in writer’s block? If so, what is your best tip for beating it? If not, why not?

I believe in it but I don’t usually experience it. It’s more a block of motivation than ideas. Especially in the middle of a third or fourth draft, I’m ready to be done even though the story isn’t ready.

What is your current writing project? What is the most challenging aspect of your current writing project?

renee_n_meland_bookI am working on the third installment of The Extraction List Series, titled Leave me Lost. The challenge is I have to make people fall in love on paper, which I’m discovering is very difficult.

What supports you in your writing?

My husband and my parents.

What are you currently reading?

A dystopian called Station Eleven.

Where can our readers find you and your books online?