✍ Finally, an ask-meme for writers! ✍
- 01: When did you first start writing?
- 02: What was your favorite book growing up?
- 03: Are you an avid reader?
- 04: Have you ever thrown a book across the room?
- 05: Did you take writing courses in school/college?
- 06: Have you read any writing-advice books?
- 07: Have you ever been part of a critique group?
- 08: What’s the best piece of feedback you’ve ever gotten?
- 09: What’s the worst piece of feedback you’ve ever gotten?
- 10: What’s your biggest writer pet-peeve?
- 11: What’s your favorite book cover?
- 12: Who is your favorite author?
- 13: What’s your favorite writing quote?
- 14: What’s your favorite writing blog? c;
- 15: What would you say has inspired you the most?
- 16: How do you feel about movies based on books?
- 17: Would you like your books to be turned into TV shows, movies, video games, or none?
- 18: How do you feel about love triangles?
- 19: Do you prefer writing on a computer or longhand?
- 20: What’s your favorite writing program?
- 21: Do you outline?
- 22: Do you start with characters or plot?
- 23: What’s your favorite & least favorite part of making characters?
- 24: What’s your favorite & least favorite part of plotting?
- 25: What advice would you give to young writers?
- 26: Which do you enjoy reading the most: physical, ebook, or both?
- 27: Which is your favorite genre to write?
- 28: Which do you find hardest: the beginning, the middle, or the end?
- 29: Which do you find easiest: writing or editing?
- 30: Have you ever written fan-fiction?
- 31: Have you ever been published?
- 32: How do you feel about friends and close relatives reading your work?
- 33: Are you interested in having your work published?
- 34: Describe your writing space.
- 35: What’s your favorite time of day for writing?
- 36: Do you listen to music when you write?
- 37: What’s your oldest WIP?
- 38: What’s your current WIP?
- 39: What’s the weirdest story idea you’ve ever had?
- 40: Which is your favorite original character, and why?
- 41: What do you do when characters don’t follow the outline?
- 42: Do you enjoy making your characters suffer?
- 43: Have you ever killed a main character?
- 44: What’s the weirdest character concept you’ve ever come up with?
- 45: What’s your favorite character name?
- 46: Describe your perfect writing space.
- 47: If you could steal one character from another author and make then yours, who would it be and why?
- 48: If you could write the next book of any series, which one would it be, and what would you make the book about?
- 49: If you could write a collaboration with another author, who would it be and what would you write about?
- 50: If you could live in any fictional world, which would it be?
some muggleborn like “i want to be an astronaut when i grow up!”
wizard kids like “wtf is an astronaut”
"oh you know…the people who go to the moon"
I CAN’T JUST GO TO MARS. YOU NEED A ROCKET SHIP. DO YOU HAVE A ROCKET SHIP, POTTER? I’LL BET YOU DO…
look, here’s the thing, I actually grew up where all the YA novels and tv shows are set, where everyone is white and middle class and has two college-educated and married parents (except That Friend, whose parents are divorced, or This Friend, who’s in the free lunch program)
so there was a fair bit of culture shock when I came—even to UChicago, which is nowhere near as diverse as the circles I find myself moving in now—but all I can do is find myself awestruck at all these people, all these modes of existence, because all my life I’ve been taught that you went down the checklist of middle class life, got your house and your kids and your college degree, the husband and job and the friends and I’m not saying that’s wrong? Because now I can see how immensely lucky such a life is, to have won something solid and true, and to keep that held together, to wake up every day and hope it stays.
there are so many ways to move through this world (I don’t think I realized, before I started meeting people who were doing it differently) there are so many surprises I haven’t discovered yet, there are secret pleasures and cheat codes and things hidden inside, and these people, in these places, with their stories and their determination and the fact that we all wake up and go about our lives in a single city where they’re shouting compliments down the fire escape of the building next to mine and it’s eleven o’clock and the city isn’t sleeping but it’s quiet, and the streets are dappled in the haze of electric lights, and in the Van Buren train station there’s a man playing something sad on a viola and I don’t know if there are words