What is your favorite under-appreciated novel? Tell us about it. Have you read it more than once? Did it influence your writing?
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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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What do you see as an unethical practice in the publishing industry? Are there any? Too many for one blog post? The soapbox is yours.
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What literary pilgrimages have you gone on? Were you one of the many who searched for the Bridges of Madison County?
Spill the beans. Or tell us which literary pilgrimage you’ve always wanted to take.
What book have you read more than once, and why?
What is your writing Kryptonite? Have you learned a trick to overcome it or are you still dealing with your Achilles Heel?
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Does your family support your career as a writer?
Please share what they do that truly support you. Are there some things they could do better? (Be honest)
An author friend of mine loves telling the story about when her mother found her sitting in front of her pot belly stove burning old manuscripts she had stashed “under her bed.” When asked why, she told her mom that she didn’t want ANYONE publishing them posthumously. She thought they were THAT bad. What about you?
How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
What was the best money you ever spent as a writer? Was it a software package, a writing course, the many books you’ve read? Please share your thoughts.
What is one of your treasured childhood memories? Have you used it in a book?