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Rohan’s Writing – Methods, Madness and More – Blog Tour

By Rohan @rohanforsale

Hey guys! Firstly I wish to thank Sandra of Quirky Books for tagging me as part of the Blog Tour! She’s a dedicated writer and blogger who’s self published book “Break through the barriers of redundancy to get back into work: An A-Z ‘How to’ guide” is sure to be of great help to many, many people!

So here’s the deal: I now have 4 questions to answer and then I’ve got to tag another 3 bloggers :) So let’s get started!

Questions 1: What am I working on?

Well right now my time is so tight it’s hard to work on any writing at all! A lot of song writing goes on, over the past little while myself, my brother Alex and our dad David Virgin have written the words and music to about a dozen new tunes for the band The Dublin City Rounders. This is a lot of fun, as it’s always exciting to collaborate with family. Besides that Alex and I are about 30% through writing Gyaros Book Two: Fortune Favours The Brave. I just love writing Gyaros, it’s so engrossing and enjoyable, but boy is it hard to find the time to sink into novel writing these days between gigging and recording! Still we hope to have Book Two finished as soon as possible and out there for everyone to enjoy, it’s going to be pretty awesome hehe :)

Questions 2: How does my work differ from others of its genre?

In terms of my main music project, The Dublin City Rounders, there are a number of differences. Firstly we are a duo, which means we have challenges that bigger bands do not face, we have to make a big noise with just the two of us! Then again there are a great many advantages to having just two members. Lower overheads, we can charge less than a bigger band, planning, organisation and gear is much simpler and so on. In terms of our sound, what sets us apart is the fact that we’re playing very old time style music, but through electric guitar and rockabilly slap bass. With Gyaros it’s our ability to write cooperatively and feed off each other’s creativity that makes Gyaros what it is. And in my own, non fiction,writing I think my personal hardships, combined with an interested in philosophy is what attracts people to my work :)

Questions 3: Why do I write/create what I do?

Because it’s what I’ve always done! I don’t know what else to do. There is always at least one creative project in my life at any given time, I can’t remember the last time I was not in the middle of a song, album, book or live performance. It’s as natural and normal as eating and breathing.

Questions 4: How does your writing/creating process work?

It’s all about organisation: lists, lists and more lists. In order to get anything done I must create lists on a daily basis. I set targets, I prioritise and I work through blocks and periods of low motivation. Some of my best work has come soon after a moment when I felt sure that I didn’t possible have the energy to do anything! It is, of course, important to rest and take care of your basic needs, but never become complacent. There are only so many good hours in a day between sleeping, eating, washing and taking care of other unavoidable responsibilities so don’t let them go to waste!

Okey doke, now let’s do a little tagging :)

Firsly I’d like to tag Dianne Gray. She’s a fantastic author of YA fiction, that really can be enjoyed by people of any age, I’m certainly a fan!

Secondly I’d like to tag Lada Ray. Another author of really engrossing YA, she also has a lot to say on world events and is very knowledgable in a great many areas including world banking and politics which brings a lot to her writing :)

And finally I’ll tag Rory Mackay. Rory writes great fantasy, makes music and art and is an all round clever and enlightened being.

Thanks again for reading, keep well everybody! All the best :)


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