Writing fun

Sorry that this post is a little late going up. It has been a hectic few days here. First thing this morning I had to run the birthday boy to the doctor. The doctor thought it was strep but the rapid came back negative, so they’re ending it off to see if it changes. Now, he’s wrapped up in blankets on the sofa instead of heading to the old general store in Kalona to get old fashioned stick candy and Sasparilla for his birthday.

This week we’re discussing if we’ve ever really had fun writing a scene. In general, I have fun when I’m writing. It is something I have always enjoyed and has always made me happy. Even when I am writing something that is very emotional and crying my eyes out while writing, I am still having fun because writing is so enjoyable and cathartic for me. Are there any particular scenes that I have had fun writing?

When I was writing Love Overcomes I had to do a LOT of research. I have never been to California and wanted to make things as authentic as I could. When it was time for them to go to Disneyland I had a lot of fun researching it. I spent a lot of time looking through photos and videos, reading blog posts, and newspaper articles. By the time I wrote that scene it was a lot of fun for me. As I was writing I could actually picture my characters there, I felt like I was there enjoying the sights and sounds. Getting to see all the characters and experience the shops they have there.

I also enjoyed writing the apple harvest in Love Overcomes. It reminded me so much of the smells of my childhood. There were not nearly as many apple trees on the farm as Ara’s family has in Love Overcomes but I loved helping to pick apples. I loved when Grandma and my mom would make and can apple sauce, the entire house smelled heavenly. Dad and Grandpa would be out working in the corn field or doing other stuff around the farm (honestly, I can’t remember what all kept them busy but I know they were out there a great deal of time working hard) Then getting to have pork chops for dinner with bread and gravy and home made apple sauce for dessert. There is no meal that is better than that! I loved getting to write scenes like that. It took me back to my childhood and it was so much fun to revisit that time in my life.

I had fun writing about Christmas surprises in The Second Life of Magnolia Mae. I’m all about Christmas. I would listen to Christmas music all year and decorate as soon as there was a cool breeze if my daughter would let me. So writing about Christmas is always fun for me.

There have been many books that I have read where I had a lot of fun reading them. Books where I would be smiling and laughing through the whole book. Our resident Hound, Jeff Salter, has written several books that had me laughing out loud while I was reading them. To the point where people have asked what I was reading.

Is there any scene that you had fun writing? Or a scene from a book that you read and you had so much fun reading it?

About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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4 Responses to Writing fun

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    love hearing about your memories & how you folded in some of them for your stories.
    Thanks for mentioning my humorous novels. I assume you’re referring to my screwball comedies… which I plan to mention on Hound Day.


  2. Yes, of course. I can’t think of one in particular right now.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Patricia Kiyono says:

    It’s always fun to write about your personal experiences!

    Liked by 1 person

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