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I’ve been invited to join the #mywritingprocess blog tour by the awesome Fatima Scipio who is an Author, an Entrepreneur, and a Philanthropist (www.fatimascipio.com). I’d like to introduce myself, my name is Kym D. Boyles and I am a published author of Christian fiction and an Entrepreneur. My new release is ‘His First Lady’. God gave me the passion of writing as a young girl. I was odd in the fact that instead of wanting to play outside as an 8 year old, I wrote short stories and poetry and made them into paper booklets to be ‘checked out’ similar to the library process for my friends to read. Writing sets me free and sharing it gives me joy. It has to be a part of my everyday routine in order for me to feel complete. As the daughter of military parents and having traveled and met so many different types of people, those experiences helped shape who I am as a writer and in the developing of my characters. The most wonderful people in my life and who share this journey with me are my husband Kim, and our 3 daughters. You can learn more about me at www.writerkym.com or follow me on www.facebook.com/Hisfirstlady or twitter @kymboyles.
1. What am I working on?
I am currently working on the sequel to ‘His First Lady’ titled ‘The Believer’.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I write Christian fiction and it’s vitally important to me that Jesus Christ is fully represented and honored through my work. Although, I don’t use foul or disrespectful language, I don’t like to sugarcoat my character’s experiences just because my work is considered Christian fiction. It may differ from other works in that I ensure that my characters are fully representing true feelings, emotions, and situations (although they aren’t always pretty) that Christians experience. Sometimes, these experiences are very ugly but we’re not exempt from having them because of our faith.
3. Why do I write what I do?
I write what I do because my faith is important to me and I want readers to see God in my work surrounded with relatable situations, drama, entertainment, emotions, life problems and the power of faith to overcome it all.
4. How does my writing process work?
I write everyday but writing can be tricky because I can write a chapter then realize that it’s all wrong and delete the entire chapter because it just doesn’t feel right. It may seem like a waste but the work has to feel right to the author. Then again, I can be doing any number of things and the right way the chapter should be written will come to me and it can be in the middle of dinner or in the middle of the night and I’ll know I have it and have to write it immediately. My satisfaction in my writing process has to feel right; just because it’s written well doesn’t mean that it’ll work. I have to feel it.
The following two authors are ladies that I am proud to introduce to blog for the week of July 28th. They are Charlene Cobbs and Joy Simone.
Charlene Cobbs was born in New Jersey and raised in South Carolina. Charlene started writing poetry at the age 8 and after the principal at Book Binder Elementary read one of her poems, he convinced her to let the librarian bind them in a book and place the book in the library to share with everyone. This was the start of Charlene's writing career. Charlene is an author of three published books: ‘ Talking from Experience’ (poetry), ‘Be Prepared for Anything’ (romance) and ‘Strength Comes from Within’ (motivational). In addition to writing, Charlene enjoys reading, traveling, cooking and spending time with family. Her books can be found anywhere online, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, CreateSpace. You can learn more about Charlene at http://talkingfromexperience.tripod.com/index.html.
Joy Simone is an author and English Lit. and Creative Writing Professor. She earned her B.A. in Journalism from Howard University and an MPW from the University of Southern California. She blogs about relationships, dating, the Black family, career advice and more. In response to the book Marriage is for White People, Joy wrote The Wedding Plan: A Collection of Short Stories with a desire to highlight the diversity within the African American community and the challenges faced by African American women in relationships, marriage, career and life. The stories also feature male characters who are diverse and offer unique perspectives. You can learn more about Joy at: