"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen

8/20/10

A Writers' Meme (from FaithWriters' blog!)

This meme started at the FaithWriters' blog - and it looked way too fun to pass over!

OK…here’s how this works.
1. Copy and paste the following to the comments and replace my answers with your own.
2. If you have a blog, copy and paste these questions and your answers to your blog.
3. Challenge your readers to do the same on their blog.
If you don’t have a blog, skip #’s 2 & 3!
All of this week’s questions have to do with writing (hence, the title of this post: A Writer’s Meme)
Here are your questions (and my answers)

What’s your favorite genre of writing? Biblical Fiction
How often do you get writer’s block? On occasion
How do you fix it? Work on something else, or play FaceBook scrabble
Do you type or write by hand? Both - much of my writing (at least during the school year) is while sitting for a few minutes somewhere - often in the car. By hand is handy. I think I have 100 pages of handwritten words on my current fiction WIP. LOVE the puter tho. I'm planning to get all that input soon so I can see what I have - and FIX it!
Do you save everything you write? Most everything.
Do you ever go back to an old idea long after you abandoned it? Yup
Do you have a constructive critic? Patty Wysong (Peejers) and I do that for each other.
Did you ever write a novel? Have written a novel-length manuscript (nonfiction) and have a novel in the works.
What genre would you love to write but haven’t? Thanks to the FW genre quarter, I'm not sure I can say there is one.
What’s one genre you have never written, and probably never will? Can't think of one really
How many writing projects are you working on right now? Depends on how you define projects - but as far as large-scale, two
Do you write for a living? Do you want to? I'd like to, but don't - partly due to lack of time (don't ask about the other part LOL - or would that be GM?)
Have you ever written something for a magazine or newspaper? Yes - have had a handful of pieces published in magazines, and I worked as a newspaper reporter for a few years.
Have you ever won an award for your writing? Yup
Do you ever write based on your dreams? I've gotten dreams about what I was writing - does that count?
Do you favor happy endings, sad endings, or cliff-hangers? Depends on the story. And my mood.

And now it's YOUR turn! Respond below, put your answers on your blog, or both. Enjoy.
 
Paving Rough Roads With God's Presence

3 comments:

  1. Oh FUN!!! Loved your answers, JoDear! And had to keep up with you so I ran and did this too. Not that I could EVER keep up with you, but I really, REALLY needed a fun break, so I did this. =] Now, back to work I go. =]

    Hugs!

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  2. This was a fun break! A great way to catch up with everyone!

    The perfect filler. Joe will be home soon - today is thirty-eight years and we are celebrating!

    Sending thoughts and prayers your way for your book!
    Hugs, Rita

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  3. Oooh. How fun. I did it! Now to read the other answers! heehee! ^_^

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