Well, Yikici snuck up behind me and tagged me, so without further pause, here are the answers to the questions. To be followed by my fellow tagees…
1. Where did the inspiration for writing your WIP come from?
A couple different sources. Once upon a time, a movie called Stand By Me (Yes, Stephen King’s “The Body” short story) inspired me to think, “I can do that.” In the movie, Chris Chambers tells Gordy in no uncertain terms that he is meant to be a writer. That it’s a gift and not to lose it, because kids lose everything unless they have someone willing to keep them at it. It was like his character was speaking to me. It’s the first time I said to myself, that’s what I want to do. Then I happened on a movie about angels. Things twisted together into a camping trip among friends where heaven and hell come into play like a chess match. Thus “The Angel” was born.
2. Any interesting tales about your muse?
Hmmm….sometimes I can bribe it with chocolate, but mostly it perks up with coffee.
3. Your muse; fab/frustrating/inbetweener?
All of them.
4. Why do you write?
I used to do so for therapy but now, I would say because I love to tell stories, to take readers down different paths, to make them laugh, cry, cringe. There’s nothing more rewarding than this job.
5. If you could enhance one of your senses, which would it be?
The sense of taste. Due to a childhood accident part of my taste buds were damaged. It always my least favorite sense to use in stories but I’m working on it.
6. When you are not creating what do you do?
I’m a single mother of two.
7. Ask yourself a question –now answer it.
What’s my favorite character I’ve written? I love them all but the one I’m editing at the moment for LATWD (Thomas Skyhawk) is so charming and funny, I have to admit, he’s got my attention. LOL. In fact, the entire yaff critique group loves him…
8. How long is a piece of string?
Depends on where you cut it.
9. What was the last dream you saw?
I was running–I don’t recall where–and I was tackled by someone or something.
10. In a film about your life, which actor would play you?
11. What’s your motto in life and also your work ethics?
Be there for people. Keep the faith, do your best, and in the end, smile.
Okay, my 11 questions are for: Mina Burrows, Rachel Morgan, Rek, Cindy Hogan, Jamie McHenry, RaShelle, J.C. Martin, SP Bowers, K S Collier , and jarmvee.
1. Daymare or Nightmare?
2. How many books/short stories/poems/songs etc. have you written?
3. What genre is your current wip?
4. Do you have someone in your live who keeps you on track with your stories? Give them a shout out!
5. Do you write what you know, or stretch your imagination, or both?
6. Who would you like to see on a coin/money?
7. What’s your favorite place to write and why?
8. What would you describe your “Voice” like? I.E. Southern gothic…
9. Do you mix genres? Which ones?
10. If you could move anywhere in the world where would it be?
11. What book (craft or otherwise) have you learned the most from?
There you have them! No tag-backs. Lol.
35 thoughts on “The Questions I Thought I was Safe From…”
This is a fun game. I should know, as I’ve already been tagged–twice! So I hope you don’t mind if I passed on this. 🙂
Oh, it’s fine, J.C. I’ve been tagged three or four times too. Almost running out of answers. Lol.
But it’s fun, so…
Thanks for thinking of me! Love your motto for life.
I like this game…will post my replies and tag other victims on Sunday. 😉 Have a good weekend.
Thanks for the tag!
Hmm… need a little clarification here: Question 1. Are you asking which I’d rather have of a nightmare or daymare? I don’t actually know what a daymare is!
Either which would you rather have, or which one you find scarier.
Awesome answers. Writing does make for some excellent therapy. 🙂
Yes, it does, Misha. It’s been a wonderful restorer to me.
Thanks, Traci…I’ll be formulating my answers this weekend!
Can’t wait to see, Jarmvee.
I forgot that movie (which I loved) was based on a Stephen King story.
I still have my taste buds and that still the sense I use the least in my stories.
Thanks for stopping by, Stina. I bought the movie script for that movie just to peruse what made it so great. I was trying, even then, to bring my own work up higher. I know taste is very hard to work in unless there at a dinner or something and even then you wonder if you’re boring your reader by describing the tastelessness of a green bean. Lol.
I posted my responses last night 🙂
Thanks for playing, Rachel!!
Boy I haven’t watched Stand By Me in forever! Loved that movie. I had the biggest crush on River Phoenix! Very cool that it’s one of the pieces that inspired your book! 🙂
I know, it has been a long time fore me too, but I watched it so much back then that I still could probably tell you what happened from scene to scene. Lol. River was cute. Thanks, Angela!!
Great answers, Traci! I always wanted to see that movie but never did. Maybe someday…
It was a tearjerker in its day, just because of everything the characters went through, growing up and all.
I loved that film – and the short story. It’s so nice that it inspired you all those years ago.
I actually started the story back then, but I came to realize I didn’t have what I needed inside to finish it then. Now, I’m hoping I do.
Thanks for the comments on my blog and love your answer re. Stand By Me…. classic flick and I’m right there with you… 🙂
Thanks for stopping, Mark!!
I enjoyed the answers to your tag questions, especially # 6. Motherhood is a full-time job and it must be hard to find time to write – unless you do it while they’re in school, which worked for me. 🙂
I do sneak my writing time while they’re in school–lol. I spend all morning writing and then try to snatch here and there while they’re home. I hope to get a 3rd computer soon so that they don’t want mine for games (because the other is smaller, an Acer, and slower).
I haven’t seen Stand By Me yet. Now I want to watch it. I did read the King novella, though.
It was great getting to know you better. I love reading these tags.
Thanks, Medeia!! It is a great movie and it just is SO different from what you’d expect from SK (not that I don’t adore his horror books, because I do), but this film just has such heart and soul.
My muse responds to chocolate as well 😉 That’s why I keep a ready supply on my desk. Today it’s a valentine heart of Dove chocolate truffles =D
Tag is always fun.
Yum. That sounds delicious. Right now, I’m out of chocolate and yearning for Reese’s Peanut Butter chocolate eggs. Gotta pick some up Friday. 🙂 I also like licorice.
I like how you started writing as part of a therapy but then it grew into something more.
PS: I saw on twitter that you weren’t feeling well. I hope you get better.