My dear friend Lacresha Hayes ( http://learntofeelpretty.blogspot.com:80/ ) tagged me with the follow meme. Read on to see my answers and find out who I tagged!!
1) Computer, longhand, or other?
Both. My emotional pieces are always done longhand first. My non-fiction, freelance stuff on the computer. My creative writing is done almost as channeled writing and I find this hard to accomplish on a computer.
2) Coffee or tea?
Neither--well unless the tea is iced. My preferred drinks are ice water and No Fear, sugar-free energy drink
3) Day or night?
Night--I am not a day person--and I definitely don't do mornings. I do most of my work at night. Creativity and calmness both set in at that point.
4) Favorite genre to write?
Anything that inspires or provides hope and meaning to others.
5) Pencil or pen to edit?
Pen. I print out my draft and use a pen to make notes and changes between the lines.
6) Unusual writing quirk or trait?
I'm not sure how unusual this is, but I use specific types of paper for each thing I'm writing. Storm was written on rainbow-colored legal pads. My latest, as yet untitled, is being written in a journal, as that is the format of the story. Somehow the "right" paper brings about the mood for me.
7) Writing from home or writing in a cozy café?
This gets complicated. Home has too many distractions except late at night. Depending on what I'm writing, I go different places. My favorite place is a toss up between Presque Isle State Park and our public dock. The history is rich, the water is inspiring, nature sooths my soul and allows creativity to flow.
If I am trying to understand a character or get into the feeling of a piece, I find somewhere that will help with that--someplace that can help me feel the scene or get inside my character's head.
8) Music or silence while your write?
Silence or the sound of rain or waves.
9) Favorite motivational writing quote?
Something that was actually said to me when I was brave enough to tell someone I wanted to be a writer. He looked at me and said in his matter-of-fact manner: "If you want to be a writer, then write!"
10) Favorite bookmark?
I honestly don't have a favorite. Mine are just practical places I need to be at various times.
11) Favorite fictional character of all time?
Again--no particular favorite. I have met so many wonderful characters, each with something to tell me or teach me, that it is impossible to choose just one.
12) Most admired living writer today?
Richard Bach--no thinking necessary. That man is a literary genius.
Now the extra fun part: