Writing Survey


Stolen from V

What’s the last thing you wrote?
A blog entry

Was it any good?
Not really; it’s Friday

What’s the first thing you wrote that you still have?
In second grade I wrote a story based on the Beatles’ song “She’s leaving home”

Write poetry?
Here and there. I have written a few I am really proud of

Angsty poetry?
when I was 16

Favourite genre of writing?
mostly creative non-fiction and then novels

Most fun character you’ve ever created?
The one in my thesis was pretty cool; basically a better version of myself

Most annoying character you’ve ever created?
the protagonist in my thesis was an ass of a 16 year old boy

Best plot you’ve ever created?
Okay, this writing meme is clearly geared toward fiction writers.

Coolest plot twist you’ve ever created?
his mom was already dead (not in a sixth sense kind of way)

How often do you get writer’s block?
pretty often. or I am just lazy

Write fan fiction?
Not anymore.

Do you type or write by hand?
type. when I write, my hand falls asleep

Do you save everything you write?
unfortunately, yes

Do you ever go back to an idea after you’ve abandoned it?
I go back and read them but never work on it

What’s your favourite thing you’ve written?
my nomad poem

What’s everyone else’s favourite story that you’ve written?
I don’t know, actually

Do you ever show people your work?
I did, when I was in workshops

Did you ever write a novel?
No, but I have tried.

Ever written romance or angsty teen drama?
long ago

What’s your favourite setting for your characters?
small towns

How many writing projects are you working on right now?
if you can count my blog one, then one

Do you want to write for a living?
I find that I don’t anymore

Have you ever won an award for your writing?
Kind of.

Ever written anything in script or play format?
nope. I’m an underachiever

What are your five favourite words?

seemingly, autumn, solstice, hemoglobin, and scrambled

Do you ever write based on yourself?
Yes; often.

What character have you created that is most like yourself?
All of them.

Where do you get ideas for your characters?
Other literature. Life.

Do you ever write based on your dreams?
Yes.

Do you favour happy endings, sad endings or cliff-hangers?
i like endings where you leave the book going, “huh”. not huh like huh? but just huh

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

Are you concerned with spelling and grammar as you write?
Somewhat.

Ever write anything in chatspeak (how r u?)
no, and I chastise my students for that

Entirely in L337?
No, I wont’ do that to you/

Was that question appalling and unwriterly?
Yes.

Does music help you write?
yes but I can’t listen to it while writing

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

I hold an acre of memories

only a bushel of knowledge”

And we got to ride a cheetah…

Anyone want to place the above movie reference?

I just took a batch of brownies up to the main English office. It’s Friday and who couldn’t use a brownie today, you know? As I walked away I began thinking: what if I had made those into “special” brownies? Wouldn’t that be funny to see everyone in the office totally baked? Ok, not really and I’d probably get fired, let alone the fact that I don’t actually possess any of said special ingredient. But I still saw it in my mind and laughed.

My day’s looking a little something like this: around 12:30, my mom should be in town and we plan to eat lunch and get pedicures and then pick up the boy. Probably will feed him some winter squash, play on the floor a while, and then when Ash gets home, we have to file our taxes. (We have NEVER waited this long). Then he’s going out tonight so maybe we’ll make some dinner beforehand and well, just hang out. It will be nice to have someone home with me while Ash goes out.

I have nothing else to talk about or to entertain you with so everyone have a good Friday and a fabulous weekend!