I was tagged by Courtney. I tag Caitlin Kittredge.
What’s the last thing you wrote? What’s the first thing you wrote that you still have?
The last thing I wrote, apart from Tweets and the like, is the epilogue of the first draft of my first novel.
The first thing I wrote (I was 11) that I still have is an awful, cliched, cheesy, Trollz rip-off story that I never finished. I called it Sapphire and the PMG’s. Go ahead. Laugh. I’m very ashamed of it, but I can see that even then I had a little bit of talent. I only got serious about writing two years after that.
A week ago, I think. I wrote it differently than my other poems — I just thought about a scene from a movie and then let my fingers do the writing. I, for the first time ever, had absolutely NO control over it. Maybe I’ll post it here, so you can see what the result was. (Result=very strange…)
A year ago, I think.
Favorite genre of writing?
Most annoying character you’ve ever created?
Hmm… I don’t know, I’ve created a lot of characters, in stories that never got finished, but annoying? I never wrote enough of those stories to get annoyed, but maybe Rosalie. Her unfinished story — called *cringe* Unwanted Vampirism, which, yes, was about vampires — sucked. In a bad way.
Best plot you’ve ever created?
I’ve never had much luck with plot, I usually write character-driven novels. I’d have to say the one I’m plotting right now, or the one I’m going to plot when I have the time.
Coolest plot twist you’ve ever created?
Not having a certain charater do something. I was writing a letter he sends to the main character, and when I finished, I realized something and said, out loud: “He doesn’t do it!”
How often do you get writer’s block?
Not very often, and most of the time, when I can’t write, it’s because I’m being lazy/procrastinating/distracting myself/etc. NaNoWriMo taught me to power through. Write “something happens” or “they talk and go to shop” instead of a scene, and most of the time, once I’ve written that, I find that I can write the thing that happens, or the talk.
It’s like by writing that, I free myself. And then I can write again. I highly recommend this.
Write fan fiction?
Um, quite some time ago. I’d say 6+ months ago. Maybe even a year ago.
Do you type or write by hand?
I always type the actual story, but I plot or figure out problems in my story by hand.
Do you save everything you write?
Yes. I’m too lazy to sort through old stories and throw them away.
Do you ever go back to an idea after you’ve abandoned it?
Generally, no, but I have this one story I started that I realized has some potential. So I will be going back to that one.
What’s your favorite thing you’ve written?
As of now, I’m really proud of three poems, one half-started novel, one complete but unedited novel and two prospective novels that I have yet to write.
What’s everyone else’s favourite story that you’ve written?
Well, people on Fiction Press seem to like A Blanket Unwoven, but now I know that it’s absolute crap.
Ever written romance or angsty teen drama?
Well duh! Not that I’m proud of it now.
What’s your favorite setting for your characters?
A small, non-descript town, usually with a forest. (Seriously — there’s a forest in every one of stories.)
How many writing projects are you working on right now?
My upcoming projects are as such
-Plot/Research/Write “Playing with Darts”
-Edit “Kenna’s Choice”
-Plot/Research “A Tale of Two Sisters”
-Write script of “An Unexpected Blood Relative”
-Edit “Playing with Darts”
-Write “A Tale of Two Sisters”
-Shoot short movie “An Unexpected Blood Relative
More of less in that order.
Have you ever won an award for your writing?
What are your five favorite words?
I don’t really have any favorites, but I’m sure I’ve come across a word and thought “Wow! I love that word!” but I can’t remember those words.
What character have you created that is most like yourself
All characters I’ve created are at least a bit like myself, but I’d say Kenna, from “Kenna’s Choice” is most like me, except I’ve got a better relationship with my parents and siblings.
Where do you get ideas for your characters?
I don’t. I just get an idea for a story, usually a first sentence, start writing and the characters are created as I write.
Do you ever write based on your dreams?
No. Possibly because my dreams are too strange to be turned into novels. By strange, I mean strange. Seriously.
Do you favor happy endings, sad endings or cliff-hangers?
I love sad endings, but the best are bittersweet ones. Sad-ish but there’s hope, there’s a little happiness in there. Happy endings can be good too, but too mushy and I don’t like it. (Breaking Dawn anyone? I mean come on– You know what, I won’t even go there.)
Are you concerned with spelling and grammar as you write?
Very. Unless I’m in a big hurry, like 11.30 pm, 30th of November, NaNoWrimo, I always use backspace to correct myself.
Does music help you write?
I can’t write without it.
Quote something you’ve written. Whatever pops into your head.
I don’t know anything by heart, so I looked for something:
It’s snowing now, flakes of ice melting on your grave, giving a heavenly glow to the grass and the cemetery.
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