Congratulations! You won an all-expense[s]-paid trip to the location of the last book you read or are currently reading.
Where’s your vacation destination?
For the next 10 days feel free to explore.
Will you venture outside or stay locked in your hotel room? Why?
Congratulations! Big shot producer turned your writing life into a game show.
What’s the title of the new show?
Who’s the host?
What about your reading life as a game show?
What’s the title? Who’s the host?
You just landed a starring role in the remake of one of your favorite movies.
What is the name of your character?
Give us a line from the script.
Let us guess the movie!
Bonus points if it’s a book-to-film adaption.
Without explanation, name four objects in your WIP.
No characters, no pets, nothing with a heartbeat. I’m looking for four objects. One could be a MacGuffin or simply a random “thing.”
I’ll start the ball rolling with my thriller WIP.
- Grandfather clock
- Dog bed
Attrib: Alexandr Ivanov, Pixabay
If you had to give up writing for a solid year, through what other medium would you release your creativity?
Why did you choose that creative outlet?
Are you active in it now?
Describe your writing and/or your reading life using a Kangaroo word.
Technically, a kangaroo word carries its own synonym within it (called a joey word), but I don’t know how else to describe this game. Bonus points if you do!
Fill in the blanks:
My writing puts the ____ in _______. My reading life puts the _____ in ___________.
To get the ball rolling, I’ll start.
My writing puts the sass in assassin, the laughter in slaughter. My reading life puts the fun in funeral.
The pandemic changed the reading and/or writing habits for many.
Some readers stopped reading anything too real or violent and turned to lighter storylines, or at least stories with a HEA or uplifting ending.
Some writers couldn’t inflict as much pain, emotional and/or physical. Other readers and writers didn’t change a thing.
Did anything change in your reading and/or writing habits? Please explain.
Tell us about your WIP in three or four sentences (no time like the present to nail your elevator pitch). Please include genre.
How’s the writing going?
Are the words flowing from your fingerprints?
Or are you bleeding for every word?
For non-writers or if you’re in between projects: Tell us about the last book you read (in three or four sentences).
If you could choose one line from a song and adopt it as your mantra, what would it be? Please include title and artist.
Does your mantra change if I said writing mantra?
What about reading mantra?
Rewriting, love it or hate it?
I love it. Maybe too much. During edits, I often rewrite paragraphs, sometimes entire pages. Drives my editors insane. Drives me insane, too, but I can’t stop. It’s part of my process now. 🙂
Rewriting is where magic happens. The story reaches new heights.
What’s your favorite part of the editing process?
Do you mercilessly kill your darlings?
Do you keep a file for clipped passages?
What’d you name said file?
Ever use those dead darlings?