Sunday, August 10, 2008

I've been tagged

I've been tagged to answer twelve questions by Helen Ginger
I'll give my answer to the questions and then I'll tag three people to answer them also. Hm. Who shall it be?
I'll think on it as I'm answering the questions.
1) Computer, longhand, or other?
Computer. I used to do longhand and them type it in but that takes too long. Plus I have a laptop and wireless so I can sit in any comfy chair I want.

.2) Coffee or tea?
Both I drink tea with breakfast and will have coffee later on in the day when I'm going to work. I do data entry and the office has a Kuerig coffee maker so I can make whatever I want.

3) Day or night?
I'm assuming you mean writing. Morning. That's when I have my creative energy. Though if I'm editing or revising I can do that anytime, anywhere.

4) Favorite genre to write?
Romantic comedy. I've only written two in that genre, but I had a really good time with both of them.
5) Pencil or pen to edit?
Pen. I truly hate writing with a pencil. Never do it unless I am doing math and I rarely do that on paper since I stink at it. And the ink must be black.

6) Unusual writing quirk or trait.
I had to think about this one. I write the first draft with mostly dialogue and very little description I call it the "naked in no-man's land" draft. I fill that all in on the second pass.

7)Writing from home or writing in a cozy café?
Home. I am so nosy that I get nothing done if there are people to watch.

8) Music or silence while your write?
Any music without words. If there are words I'll sing to it, but the music gets my creative juices flowing.

.9) Favorite motivational writing quote?
I don't have one.

10) Favorite bookmark?
All I ever use are those post cards that come in magazines. My husband reads a lot of them and he usually has some hanging around on his nightstand.

11) Favorite fictional character of all time?
James Bond And yes, I've read the books. And I love the movies.

12) Most admired living writer today?
Suz Brockmann. She delivers every time and she's a really nice person.
Now who to tag.

Caridad Pineiro
Irene Peterson
Ginger Simpson.
Tag you're it ladies.


Helen Ginger said...

It's good to know I'm not the only one who tends to write "bare bones" on the first pass then goes back to fill in.

I usually have to go back and add in descriptions and things the characters would see or do that aren't directly related to the plot.

Irene said...

1. Strictly computer now. Longhand when I'm not near the machine.
2. Tea, sometimes. Can't stand coffee at all. Weird, I know.
3. I write during the day. I get ideas at night. That doesn't work out very well.
4. Comedy or paranormal with romance stuck in there somewhere.
5. delete key
6. I can write 30 pages in one day then nothing for a week.
7. Home.
8. Dead silence.
9. "Write what you know."
10. Caridad Pineiro's *Devotion Calls* bookmark or toilet tissue. Sorry, but it's true.
11. Stephanie Plum
12. Anne McCaffrey

Irene said...

Chris has many friends. Some of them are literate and articulate, some of them apparently cannot read. I am one of them. Without my kids' help, I did not understand what "tagged" meant!

As it is too late to delete my "tag" comments, or I can't figure out how to do it, I will add that at least this has been a learning experience for me. Thanks, Chris.
(Oh, yeah. Chris is responsible for me being published.)

Maryannwrites said...

Chris, loved your "naked in no-man's land" comment. Very apt description of your writing style. Like you, I tend to write mostly dialogue when I am starting a scene. The characters just start talking and I have to get it all down. I love when that happens. :-)