10 Things About Me As A Writer

1. Your genre(s)?
Fantasy, apparently. LOL. Generally contemporary realism, although I also like the idea of magic realism (which my fantasy sort of is too).

2. How many books have you completed?
1 novel, first draft

3. How many books are you working on right now?
I’ve started a second novel, but it’s in the VERY early stages of writing. Plan to do a third novel for NaNoWriMo 2008.

4. Are you a linear or chunk writer?
I wrote QfS linearly. For short stories I write linearly and then go back and add in/change/delete/move scenes as I see fit.

5. The POV you’re most partial to?
3rd limited or omniscient, sometimes limited with more than one POV character. But I’ve also written in 1st a lot. Whatever suits me at the time I start writing.

6. The theme that keeps cropping up in your books?
I don’t know about a “theme” but I most often end up having a happy ending. Oh! And I cannot even TELL you how much I love to write short stories with twists that make you go back and reread the story to fully understand what just happened, or to see the clues you missed the first time through.

7. How many days a week do you write?
Not nearly as many as I should. Seven in November. 🙂

8. What time of day do you get you’re best writing done?
At night when I can count on no distractions from the people I live with.

9. Who are your mentors?
I get bits of advice from here and there, books and blogs and more. I wouldn’t even be able to name a single specific mentor.

10. Who are your favourite authors to read? (different from mentors)
I read a lot of YA author blogs. John Green, Maureen Johnson, E Lockhart, Scott Westerfeld, Ally Carter, Jen Barnes, newly added Siobhan Vivian… I collect books by these authors, although with the exception of John and E I haven’t read any of them yet (I’ve read both of John’s highly-acclaimed and totally-made-of-awesome books and E’s two Roo books). I have read a lot of Francesca Lia Block’s books, and I collect all of her new ones too. Someday I’ll read them all, I swear!

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