A Writer’s Questionnaire

Chilly weather, football, leaves falling, pumpkins—Yes, fall is here! *Sigh* I don’t know about you, but I’m glad the hot weather is gone.

A couple months ago I got a library card! You would think that I, a major bookworm, would already have had a library card, but I did not. Now I have access to thousands of free books from my favorite authors just on my phone. I also have access to online classes for free! Why did it take me so long to get a library card?! If you love reading and don’t have a library card, I suggest getting one.

I gave myself a new goal: Read a hundred books in one year. I started this goal on July 25th (the day I got the library card), and so far I’ve read eight books. I’m currently reading Split Second by David Baldacci and some weird book my boyfriend wanted me to read. Will I accomplish my goal? I guess we’ll find out on July 25th, 2020. You can expect a lot of book reviews, so I hope you like books!

I found this questionnaire in a Facebook writing group, and I thought it would be fun to post on here.

A Writer’s Questionnaire

How long have you been writing?
My entire life.

What kind of writing do you do?
Novels are my passion, but I do a little poetry, articles, etc.

When did you write your first piece?
I started writing my first novel in 3rd grade.

Ever been published?
Not professionally. I’ve had pieces published on blogs.

How old were you when you first published?
N/A

Title of your first published work?
N/A

What’s your opinion on the oxford comma?
I like it and use it.

Biggest pet peeve as a writer?
Probably double negatives.

Do you prefer traditional publishing or self-publishing?
I like traditional, but I’m open to publishing myself.

Your top five favorite writers:
Oh, this is a hard one.
1. Nicholas Sparks
2. Sarah Dessen
3. David Baldacci
4. Barbara Freethy
5. Nora Roberts
So hard to pick only five!

What’s your genre?
Mystery/thriller, suspense, YA, and romance.

Least favorite part being a writer?
Editing.

Favorite part?
The freedom of it. Being able to create worlds and people from scratch.

Why did you decide to start writing?
I didn’t choose to be a writer; the writing life chose me.

Do you have a favorite piece of writing or book?
The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks.

How often do you write?
Not nearly as often as I should.

Who or what inspires you as a writer?
The world around me. Everyday people.

Does writing energize or exhaust you?
A little bit of both.

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
To write more, edit more, and write some more. Don’t procrastinate.

Do you believe in writer’s block?
Yeah, I’ve experienced it a few times.

Did the thought to give up writing ever occur to you?
Yes, but I could never give up writing. It’s a part of me. Also, the voices would haunt me until i finished their stories.

Does your family and friends support you as a writer?
Yes they do.

What writers have most influenced your own writing?
Nicholas Sparks

What time of the day do you usually write?
Whenever it is most quiet, usually late at night.

What advice would you give a new writer, someone just starting out?
Read a lot! It’s how I learned to write.

What is the most difficult part about writing for you?
Getting in the zone and staying in the zone.

What writing projects are you currently working on?
Editing a manuscript and writing a new story.

Any future writing goals?
Finish editing and get an agent. Maybe self-publish.

What do you use to write with?
Mostly my laptop, but sometimes a pencil and journal.

Last but not least, do you enjoy writing?
We have a love/hate relationship. I mostly love having written.

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