*** NOMINATION NO. 8 (out of 15) ***
*THE LIEBSTER AWARD*
FROM: Word Worth Gold, who centers her posts around her faith in everyday life.
QUESTIONS FOR ME (and my answers):
1. What drew you to writing and why choose writing and not anything else?
As a child, I was often left to my own devices, which meant me sitting in a room having to entertain myself. Reading must have been my first love. I inhaled books. But every now and then I needed a break, so I would spend my time staring at the ceiling and thinking. That led to some curious thoughts and ideas, which I had to start writing down. Being able to engage with others through my writing was a fascination of mine.
2.As a writer, what brings you satisfaction. It is the work you have written, the amount of readers or the impact your work brings to people who read your work?
A mixture of all of the above. Writing gives me a sense of accomplishment. The amount of readers is a bonus. Engaged readers are what I strive for. I do not know if my writing impacts anyone in any way, but it is nice to hear people relate to what I write.
3.What is the one thing that you think writers should change to improve their work and why?
A hard and curious questions… For me, a big realization is that not everyone sees things the way I do. This is not a matter of opinion on things, but just perceiving different mediums of expression. I realize that what I write in the heat of the moment might not speak to others as much, because when they read, they are not in the same shoes as I am. So being able to write what you feel, but also tweaking it so the audience relates is helpful.
4. Who is your favorite author and why?
I do not do favorites.
5. What is your favorite book and why?
See above. There is just too many.
6. Do you think modern-day literature is rich in its words or has it been swayed by the fast-moving world?
Literature has definitely changed. But there is still a lot of the good kind these days. Everything has its bad and good sides.
7. Do you think the pen is mightier that the sword? Why?
Frankly, no. Because you can actually die from a sword. Yes, words might hurt, but they cannot kill you. A pen might hurt you physically, too, but it can also save your life when used in tracheostomy. But I digress…
8. How do you deal with writer’s block?
I rest. I listen to music. I relax. I go for a walk. Or, sometimes, I just pick a topic, a word, an idea and write anything and everything on the topic. The more I write, the more the block falls apart.
9. What is the most difficult challenge you have faced as a writer and how do you go about it?
Free time. I wish I had more of it. And of course, writer’s block. I started so many great stories ahead of their times when I was a kid, but school and schoolwork got in the way. I got distracted… Similar issues occurred when I became an adult and started working. So if I did not have a care in the world and could just write whenever, I would be in heaven.
10. How would you describe either your blog or articles/pieces in a few words?
An evolving place filled with opinions, stories and poems. A platform for discussion.
These are some of my latest additions to blogs I follow.
QUESTIONS FOR YOU:
- Would you rather be completely invisible for one day or be able to fly for one day?
- Which part of childhood do you miss most?
- If you were arrested with no explanation, what would your friends and family assume you had done and why?
- Sum yourself up in a single sentence.
- Provide me with a joke please. (Yes, I know it is not a question.)
- What is your perfect pizza?
- Create a new post thanking the person who nominated you, link their blog.
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