Posted by blk1 on January 28, 2009
What’s your favourite genre of writing?
I love writing movie reviews and posts about my thoughts on my work, my life. Is that a genre? I’d say non-fiction.
How often do you get writer’s block?
I would say never. I’m not blocked but I drive myself crazy procrastinating.
Do you type or write by hand?
As I moved to Mac and began blogging, I retired my notebooks and never looked back and that’s made a big difference. Left-handed writers had their own set of writing challenges, one being writing stamina. On a keyboard the playing field in leveled.
Do you save everything you write?
I don’t save what I write on my blogs and some of them have disappeared, but I have been assured by the edublog creators that that issue has been solved. Everything on my hard drive is backed up. Important pieces are saved.
Do you ever go back to an old idea long after you abandoned it?
Good question. Yes, I get a chance for that during our Summer Institute when the writing really flows.
Do you have a constructive critic?
I do. Thanks to my National Writing Project and Hudson Valley Writing Project communities, I have a great network of writers to ask for deeper feedback when I need it. I have my online writing communities as well. Wow, am I a blessed writer.
Did you ever write a novel?
No, I am better with short stories, digital pieces. I did take up the NANOWRMO challenge in November, but I enjoyed it, but I had too much going on and after two weeks I had to pull out. It was fun though.
What genre would you love to write but haven’t?
Hmmm, I’m thinking about this one…
What’s one genre you have never written, and probably never will?
How many writing projects are you working on right now?
Do you write for a living? Do you want to?
I do write for a living. I have published pieces on the NWP website, but all my work is done with writing. I couldn’t hold my position with the HVWP without the writing I do.
Have you ever written something for a magazine or newspaper?
Yes, and now online projects.
Have you ever won an award for your writing?
What are your five favourite words?
Obama…I have to keep thinking about this one…
Do you ever write based on your dreams?
Indirectly, dreams often motivate me to wake up and write.
Do you favour happy endings, sad endings, or cliff-hangers?
Depends on what feels logical.
Have you ever written based on an artwork you’ve seen?
Yes, and my most creative writing coming from its connection with images and music: digital storytelling, now there’s a genre I didn’t list above. Wow, that’s dumb. I’ve returned full circle to the start of this exploration. Nice!
Thanks Becca, I wonder if there’s a new prompt for this week.