It's October! The season of Hallowe'en, spookiness, short days, pumpkin-flavored everything and, eventually, cooler weather. It's time to get my post-autumnal equinox party on!---###---Wrap-Up:Last question for 30 Days of writing:30. Final question! Tag someone! And tell us what you like about that person as a writer and/or about one of his/her characters!I'm not a fan … Continue reading Wrap-Up & Reload
29. How often do you think about writing? Ever come across something IRL that reminds you of your story/characters?I think about writing every day. Even when I don't sit down and write, I think about what stories I'm working on. Even when I'm not consciously thinking about writing, my brain is working on what I should be … Continue reading 30 Days of Writing: Day #29 – Writing & RL ( #amwriting )
28. Have you ever written a character with physical or mental disabilities? Describe them, and if there’s nothing major to speak of, tell us a few smaller ones.In Weordan, there are the facere who are pretty firmly on the autistic end of the thought spectrum. They are a linchpin in the fuel eater society. I … Continue reading 30 Days of Writing: Day #28 – Disabilities ( #amwriting )
27. Along similar lines, do appearances play a big role in your stories? Tell us about them, or if not, how you go about designing your characters.A big role? Not overall, but situationally. Weordan is a different world, so a reader might notice that the people of Weordan look differently, skin-color-wise. Since the stories are … Continue reading 30 Days of Writing: Day #27 – Keeping Up Appearences (#amwriting)
25. Do any of your characters have pets? Tell us about them.Not really. In some incarnation, Marie probably has a horse she's fond of, but she's provincial. Her horse isn't exactly her pet. There are sentient moths in the Weordan books, but nobody would be dumb enough to consider one a pet. 26. Let’s talk … Continue reading 30 Days of Writing: Another Two-fer (Days 25 & 26)
24. How willing are you to kill your characters if the plot so demands it? What’s the most interesting way you’ve killed someone?Very willing. This shouldn't be a surprise considering my philosophy about characters being the drivers of plot. Death makes good drama. Would Hamlet be as good if it didn't end the way it … Continue reading 30 Days of Writing: Day #24 – Murder!
23. How long does it usually take you to complete an entire story—from planning to writing to posting (if you post your work)?Every project is a bit different, and I don't exactly keep track. Lucinda at the Window took about a year, though I was still putting polish on it in 2000 (after starting it … Continue reading 30 Days of Writing: Day #23