As many of you know, I live in northern New Hampshire, where trees burst with color in the fall. It’s impossible to be down, upset, or melancholy when you’re surrounded by such beauty.
I’ve lived in New England my entire life, and the foliage never gets old. Nature is magnificent, is it not? And oh, so, inspiring. For this reason (plus I’m a Libra 😉 ), fall is my favorite time of year.
What’s your favorite time of year? It could be a month, a season, or even a special week. Just be sure to tell us why.
Pick one or answer them all — your call!
What’s the scariest book you’ve ever read, and why?
Did you expect to be frightened or did the author surprise you in some way?
What’s the scariest movie you’ve ever watched, and why?
Have you ever written a story meant to frighten readers? Did you pull it off?
Two weeks ago we discussed good movie adaptations. Today, what movie didn’t do justice to a book?
What novel have you read more than once, and why?
Murder, My Sweet (1944). Adaptation of Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler. Lobby card from the personal collection of James Scott Bell. Used by permission.
What’s your favorite novel-to-movie adaptation?
“From my close observation of writers… they fall into two groups: 1) those who bleed copiously and visibly at any bad review, and 2) those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review.” – Isaac Asimov
How do you respond to bad reviews?
“Goals transform a random walk into a chase.” – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Are you a goal setter? Or do you prefer the random walk?
What are some of your current goals?
“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist or understand.” – George Orwell
Agree or disagree?
“Why shouldn’t you have a hard time? If it was easy, any little mug could chisel in on the racket, and it wouldn’t be any good for anybody. It doesn’t take brains, certainly, to be a freelance fiction racketeer… but it takes an ironclad intestinal tract.” — Jack Woodford
What’s on top of your bucket list?