READER FRIDAY: What creature in the animal kingdom best describes your writing style?

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Are you the slow but steady turtle? Do you write as fast as a rabbit in heat? Get creative and describe your writing style. (This is a tee up for Basil Sands who never disappoints.)

For bonus points, share your favorite author and tell us what his/her ‘writing style’ animal would be?

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Bestselling, critically-acclaimed author Jordan Dane’s gritty thrillers are ripped from the headlines with vivid settings, intrigue, and dark humor. Publishers Weekly compared her intense novels to Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner, and Tami Hoag, naming her debut novel NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM as Best Books of 2008. She is the author of young-adult novels written for Harlequin Teen, the Sweet Justice thriller series for HarperCollins., and the Ryker Townsend FBI psychic profiler series, Mercer's War vigilante novellas, and the upcoming Trinity LeDoux bounty hunter novels set in New Orleans. Jordan shares her Texas residence with two lucky rescue dogs. To keep up with new releases & exclusive giveaways, click HERE

24 thoughts on “READER FRIDAY: What creature in the animal kingdom best describes your writing style?

  1. I’m a manic cheetah out of the gate who loves circling back, but I turn into a sloth at the end.

    Beginnings are always the most challenging for me. I want to get a good start set up, but I always revisit it to make sure it’s how I want it. My cheetah makes wide swaths to circle back around. Then as I’m nearing the end, I start to procrastinate because I don’t want to let go of the characters.

    When I’m completely done, I evolve into a panda eating bamboo shoots.

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  2. In the beginning, I bolt like a race horse out of the gate. After the excitement of the initial chapters, I become skittery and shy like a wild bronco and have difficulty making progress because I’m spooked by a plot hiding in the shadows. As the plot peeks out of hiding, I evolve into a cat hunkered into hunting posture and waiting patiently for the chase. The last few chapters are a glorious run. By the end, I am lying in the sun licking my paw to clean my whiskers.

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  3. I’m the horse that’s the last one out of the gate in the 7th at Santa Anita; Allowance race, mile and 3/4 for maidens. I’m dead last in the back stretch while the other fillies pass me like I’m stopped. When I make the last turn, I find my air, pull to the inside, dig in and pull away from the pack by a couple of furtlongs.

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  4. Well Jordan, interesting you should ask. I would anthropomorphize my personal writing style as that of a horse. Albeit, a horse with constipation who after suffering months of increasingly tighter packed details and mental images of where the story needs to go, in desperation for release discovers the stash of veterinary laxatives intended for the cow, and eats the whole batch of it.

    Next thing you know there is a steaming pile of story and a happy happy horsey jumping around squeaking it’s favourite rubber chicken.

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  5. I’m like a busy squirrel. Darting here and there, hoping to find nuggets of inspiration, hoarding notes, followed by long periods of hibernation.

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  6. Since I write with a coauthor we are like a wolf pack. We stalk the heard of ideas identifying the weakest. Then we coordinate our attack, pulling the weak idea away, isolating it and hunting it down, thus leaving the heard of ideas stronger. If the weak idea resists our culling, we battle it until it proves its strength and returns to the heard, or we feed upon its remains giving ourselves sustenance and vigor to hunt ideas another day.

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  7. This is about writing production…so no viper here.

    My productivity is a cicada…shows up a couple times a decade…makes a lot of noise…drives family, friends and neighbors crazy…then disappears

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