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Meme: Writing Quirks

May 2nd, 2007 (06:24 am)

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From memegirls. Also seen at rclementmoore and seaheidi.

1. Do you outline? Yes.
2. Do you write straight through a book, or do you sometimes tackle the scenes out of order? I prefer writing from start to finish.
3. Do you prefer writing with a pen or using a computer? Yes.
4. Do you prefer writing in first person or third? Yes.
5. Do you listen to music while you write? If so, do you create a playlist, listen randomly, or pick a single song that fits the book? Yes. I don't make playlists. I play full albums.
6. How do you come up with the perfect names for your characters? They tell me.
7. When you're writing, do you ever imagine your book as a television show or movie? Always.
8. Have you ever had a character insist on doing something you really didn't want him/her to do? Not "really didn't want," but perhaps didn't expect.
9. Do you know how a book is going to end when you start it? YES. I have to, or I can't write.
10. Where do you write? Anywhere, because I constantly write in my head. When writing it DOWN, I'm home.
11. What do you do when you get writer's block? I become frustrated - closer to disappointment than anger - and I talk it out.
12. What size increments do you write in (either in terms of wordcount, or as a percentage of the book as a whole)? I write when inspiration strikes for as long as I feel like it.
13. How many different drafts did you write for your last project? Depends on the project. I have a few pending that are still on the first draft. I don't tend to make huge changes when I revise.
14. Have you ever changed a character's name midway through a draft? No, I can't.
15. Do you let anyone read your book while you're working on it, or do you wait until you've completed a draft before letting someone else see it? I tend not to let anyone see it, but depends on the project and the person. I might let someone know about the plot of a novel I'm working on. I sometimes test scenes from scripts on people.
16. What do you do to celebrate when you finish a draft? I dance. I sing.
17. One project at a time, or multiple projects at once? Multiple.
18. Do your books grow or shrink in revision? They stay about the same length.
19. Do you have any writing or critique partners? No.
20. Do you prefer drafting or revising? Drafting.