Questions for Writers

Swiped this from Twitter; it was originally one of those 1 like=1 reply games, but let’s just put it all here, shall we?

  1. Who’s your favorite character you’ve written?
    Either Sophia Andrews or Felicia Greene. Felica actually has her own full length book that hasn’t been released. I like her because she’s an extremely unreliable, even unlikable character, but she’s a total badass who does the best she can with the situations she’s in.
  2. What book has had the biggest influence on your writing (not counting craft books)?
    A Little Princess and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and I think that probably tells you more than you need to know about my upbringing.
  3. Which of your characters is the most like you?
    Hands down that would be Evie Cappelli. Julia Grace would be a close-ish second.
  4. Which of your characters is least like you?
    Again, Felicia.
  5. What is your Big Author Dream?
    To live a comfortable life without needing a day job: Having my own house, pets, and a savings account and decent insurance. Yes, I am an adult now and I did get excited when we bought a new vacuum, why do you ask?
  6. Which do you like best: Plotting, drafting, revising, or editing?
    The early stages of outlining, sketching out scenes, and researching.
  7. What is the genre of your current WIP?
    I’m actually between WIPs at the moment, but for 2022 I plan to concentrate on a historical fiction manuscript.
  8. What was the genre of your first WIP?
    That was too long ago for me to remember. My first written story was about a girl who got a white kitten. I was in 1st grade.
  9. What do you do when you get stuck in your plot?
    It usually means I’ve missed something in my outline, like not considering the actions of one character, or I’m overthinking and trying to make things too realistic in a book where there’s magic and I can be more free and loose with the laws of science and history.
  10. What is your ideal writing environment?
    A quiet, cozy place with at least one cat.
  11. What author’s style do you most admire?
    Cat Winters and Rachel Caine (RIP).
  12. Can you read at write at the same time?
    I’m assuming this doesn’t mean literally at the same second. But yes, I can read books while I’m drafting.
  13. Do you write every day? Why or why not?
    I try to write 5-6 days a week, because if I break my momentum it’s a lot harder to get back into things. This has been harder, though, due to my chronic illness. I usually have 1-3 bad days per week where my attention span or my energy levels just aren’t up to the task.
  14. What’s your average word count in a day?
    I aim for 500-1500 words per day, depending on the project and my health.
  15. What time of day do you like to write?
    I’m at my most creative first thing in the morning, or between dinner and bedtime.
  16. What is the hardest part of starting a new project?
    Starting is easy. It’s wrapping it up that’s the problem.
  17. How do you get inspired when the well is dry?
    Listening to music, creating character playlists, watching documentaries/tv shows with similar settings, or just walking away for a little while.

And there you have it! I hope you enjoyed these questions and answers. Do you want to hear more about any of my responses? Drop a comment below!

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