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The Writing Meme


The Writing Meme:

What’s the last thing you wrote?

The King of Hearts.

Was it any good?

With a few hours removed, there are things I would change, but the response was positive, so I can’t complain.

What’s the first thing you wrote that you still have?

I used to dictate stories to my mother when I was too young to write myself. She still has a bunch of those saved.

Write poetry?


Angsty poetry?

See above.

Favourite genre of writing?

I’ll read anything and everything. As far as writing goes, I guess you’d call it contemporary fiction.

Most fun character you’ve ever created?

A smart-mouthed teenaged girl with a bad attitude. Original, I know. But I gave her some pretty funny dialogue, if I do say so myself.

Most annoying character you’ve ever created?

A guy who was abused by his stepfather, whom he eventually murdered while defending his mother. Understandably, he was rather screwed up, and a bit of a bastard.

Best plot you’ve ever created?

I don’t write novels, and I don’t do this professionally, so I don’t worry much about plot. I just try to let the characters come up with their own action and dialogue , and let the story shape itself.

Coolest plot twist you’ve ever created?

A really vicious attempted murder.

How often do you get writer’s block?

Every day.

Write fan fiction?


Do you type or write by hand?


Do you save everything you write?

For a while, but I don’t have unlimited space, either on my computer or in my house. Most things get trashed eventually.

Do you ever go back to an idea after you’ve abandoned it?


What’s your favourite thing you’ve written?

Something called “Head On Collision.” It was fun.

What’s everyone else’s favourite story that you’ve written?

My best friend really loves the aforementioned story. She also likes the untitled story that directly preceded it, commonly referred to as “The Green Notebook,” because that’s what I wrote it in.

Do you ever show people your work?

My best friend, a lovely girl who betas stuff for me (if I don’t just go ahead and post it first), and whoever stumbles across my stuff on the Internet.

Did you ever write a novel?


Ever written romance or angsty teen drama?

Well…not exclusively romance or angsty teen drama. I’ve written things that have had elements of both. I tend to prefer angst to romance, or at least some angst with my romance.

What’s your favourite setting for your characters?

Their homes, because that’s my favorite place.

How many writing projects are you working on right now?

“The First Day,” and whatever assorted short stories/one-shots that come to mind.

Do you want to write for a living?

Not particularly. I don’t think I would enjoy it as much as I do if I had to worry about deadlines and trying to make ends meet financially.

Have you ever won an award for your writing?


Ever written anything in script or play format?

Yes. In high school, my best friend and I co-wrote a rather hilarious—at least, we think so—soap opera in screen play format, starring ourselves and our group of friends.

What are your five favourite words?

I don’t know that these are necessarily my favorite words ever, but I’m partial to defenestrate, perplexed, esoteric, smooth, and…Molotov cocktail. And anything I make “-esque.”

Do you ever write based on yourself?

I’m sure some of my personality traits and opinions are reflected in some of my characters, but I do try to keep that to a minimum.

What character have you created that is most like yourself?

The smart-mouthed teenaged girl with a bad attitude mentioned above.  My parents deserve a medal.

Where do you get ideas for your characters?

They tend to just kind of pop up.

Do you ever write based on your dreams?

Not specifically, but I have always had very vivid, bizarre dreams, and sometimes they do jumpstart my brain.

Do you favour happy endings, sad endings or cliff-hangers?

It depends on the story as a whole, I think.

Have you ever written based on an artwork you’ve seen?


Are you concerned with spelling and grammar as you write?

I don't set out to violate the rules of the English language, but I've found that even if I do, life goes on.

Ever write anything in chatspeak (how r u?)


Entirely in L337?

Possibly, since I don’t know what that means…

Was that question appalling and unwriterly?

See above.

Does music help you write?

Certain songs will help get me in the mood to write certain stories, yes. But I can’t always have it on, because lyrics tend to interfere with putting together the words I want in my brain.

Quote something you’ve written. Whatever pops into your head.

The hardwood floor of the living room settled under his feet as he walked, and he found that he knew exactly when and where every familiar creak would come.

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