Friday, July 09, 2010

FOUR QUESTIONS FRIDAY

Questions asked today are all about writing. Even if you are not a published writer, I like everyone to answer these.

1. Do you write, even if just a journal for yourself?

2. What dreams do you have of writing something, anything?

3. What writers do you admire?

4. What have you ever written has changed your life in your opinion?

8 comments:

BrennaLyons said...

1. I have since before I can remember. I have writings of mine saved from at least 7 years old.

2. Since I already do it, my dreams are more like the bigger publication and distribution goals most published authors have. Oh, and I never want to stop loving what I do.

3. There are too many to name. The short list would include: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Robin Owens, Rowena Cherry, Elaine Corvidae, Stephen King, Piers Anthony, John Varley, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, James Morrow, Jeff Strand, and many, many more.

4. I think I needed to get the first novel (PROPHECY) out there to do some cartharsis and open the flood gates for the rest of what I needed to write.

Brenna

author Scott Nicholson said...

I've been writing a long time, though I've only been building a career for 14 years.

My dreams are pretty much what I am living. More readers would be wonderful, but I am thrilled to connect with even one.

Lots of faves, including King, Koontz, William Goldman, Shirley Jackson, Jim Thompson, Dr. Seuss.


I write because I will go insane if I don't. Or maybe it's not helping a bit...

Scott Nicholson
http://www.hauntedcomputer.com

Sheri said...

1. I do - I have a "real" journal, a LiveJournal and a Blog.

2. I used to want to write a fiction novel, but I think I write better non-fiction/personal stuff.

3. All writers who stick to it and get published.

4. A story I had accepted to a "real" anthology, edited by a famous writer.

Pamela K. Kinney said...

Congratulations on the story, Sheri.

Fiona said...

1-I have always written, diaries, essays, letters to editors, poetry, and fiction that I dreamed and remembered when I woke up.
2-I'm with Brenna. I would like to actually feel like my published writing is more than an expensive hobby that costs me more than I make!
3-Shakespeare, Edith Hamilton, George Bernard Shaw, Desmond Morris, and too many others to name! I'm an English teacher, and I lean heavily to the classics.
4-I learned from my first novel that I could actually do what I had always dreamed about: become a published author. And that finding readers is the holy grail for which we all seek!

Annabelle Ambrosio said...

1. I've been writing a long time, but mainly was a "story teller" as a babysitter. I write because I like to write, but certainly would like to make some money, too.
2. My dream, after ending my last job as a nurse, was to write a fiction story about student nurses going through training, which I did. Selling it is not that easy.
3. Years ago my favorite writer was John Steinbeck, but I love so many writers I couldn't tell who is the favorite.
4. I don't think anything I wrote has really changed my life. But, the changes in my life have caused me to write some stories.

Kathy said...

1. I tried writing when I was younger. Got discouraged tossed it to the side. When I read my aunt's books she'd written I thought I can do that.

2. I dream of writing something that gets published and you can walk into your local Wal Mart and grab a copy off the shelf.


3. I admire Nora Roberts, Stephen King, Carla Neggers, Allison Brennan, to name a few.

4.I won a contest with my story. I submitted the partial to the requesting editor- got rejected but hey I never dreamed I'd get that far.

Anonymous said...

1. Yes. I journal and write poetry. I have written fiction and may do so again.

2. I used to want to publish The Great American Novel. Then I just wanted to be a successful genre author. Now I'm not at all sure I want to get involved with the publishing industry, so I guess I am just a hobbyist.

3. Off the top of my head and not a comprehensive list: William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Emily Dickinson, Ursula K. LeGuin, J.R.R. Tolkien, Poul Anderson, Nora Roberts, S. J. Rozan.

4. My wedding vows?

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