Sunday, November 14, 2010

More Writing Questions

I thieved this from Natalie via Written by Sin. I hope she doesn't mind.

11. Who is your favorite character to write? Least favorite?

I don't think I really have found my favorite character to write yet. I like writing a villain but I prefer the supernatural undead ones. It's like the story of the scorpion and the frog. The supernatural ones are who they are no matter what rules they're playing by. The human ones should be held more accountable for their actions.

12. In what story did you feel you did the best job of world building? Any side-notes on it you’d like to share?

I think my world building skills are still a work-in-progress. Ask me again in five or ten years.

13. What’s your favorite culture to write, fictional or not?

The American South. I get tired of all this stereotypical crap some people produce about southerners. We all don't where camo 24/7. We don't all own a gun and shoot anything that moves. And we certainly aren't all working to increase the inbreeding stats in the South. I don't know how or when the words "south" and "inbreeding" became okay to use in the same sentence. But the royals overseas were doing it a hell of a lot more than when it became associated with us. Then, there's the accent. I hate when people mock my accent. As Josh Lucas' character said in Sweet Home Alabama, "Honey, just 'cause I talk slow doesn't mean I'm stupid".

14. How do you map out locations, if needed? Do you have any to show us?

I've pretty much stuck with what I know. I've used a few small Texan towns as templates in creating my own little fictional locations.

15. Tell us about a writer you admire, whether professional or not!

They say you shouldn't idolize anyone because they rarely live up to your expectations. I tried to stay open to the well established and amateur authors.