Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Question #9 Perhaps I'll Stick To Reading

Asked by L.T. Elliot (who I've recently found likes green beans WAY more than I do)

Question #9 I'd like to know about you as a writer. What genre/age range? Who has inspired you? What is one of your favorite books? Did you ever have an idea you knew was just fabulous and you HAD to write it?

This is a fun yet difficult question. While this year I've really enjoyed meeting tons of authors, going to reading and writing conferences and spreading the word on fantastic books I've read, I haven't really tried to write for an audience. I wrote a little (really, a little, like maybe 3000 words) about two years ago, but I've only ever dared let one person read it and I'm pretty sure I'd never want that piece to see the light of day.

So to answer your questions:
Genre/age: I think I'd go for YA.
Inspired me: A lot of good friends.
Favorite books: Oh I've read so many good ones. Here's a handful I like that I've read this year Hunger Games/Catching Fire, The Dark Divine, The Princess Bride, Shiver
Fabulous ideas: I think this is why I haven started yet. I have one searing idea, this idea I started ealier, but I'm so bad at conflict or having my characters make decisions that would hurt. Which I think means I have no plot. Haha.

**Want to play along? Do you have any questions for me? Go ahead and ask me here!


L.T. Elliot said...

It's true. I do love green beans a lot. =P

Those are all excellent books, Debbie! (Although I haven't read ALL of TDD--just those first 5 chapters. It's killing me, Yes.)

Jenni Elyse said...

I'm the same as you. I want to write, but I'm afraid to. Hopefully, my classes will help me. :)

Melanie said...

So if you do write a book, what name are you going to use? Married/Maiden? Just curious because I know why your parents chose your name.

Kristina P. said...

I really like suspense and mystery a lot.

Cranberryfries said...

Haha, Melanie I actually had that in there the first time I wrote this post but I revised it and took it out for some reason. Yes I think I'd use my maiden name for sure and I'd consider possibly using all three though that may be obnoxiously long. Yeah I'm not sure. :)

Anonymous said...

Writing is a very fickle thing. I've been working on my first book on and off for a year now and have only let two people read parts of it.

I am just too busy to finish editing at this point.

Olivia Carter said...

Oh man, I think if you really want to write then taking a class helps. It was just a silly UVU continuing education class but it jump started me. I'd only written 12 pages until just as I signed up for the class. Then I went flying. I love it.

Kayla said...

I have the biggest problems with plot too. I have tons of great characters bouncing around in my head, but I just don't know what to do with them!