December 7, 2010

Writers, Have you ever...?


Have you ever been told that you could be the next J.K. Rowling?

ANSWER THE FOLLOWING:

Have you ever...

*been told it's too hard to become an author?

*listened in on a conversation for good material?

*woken up in the middle of the night to write?

*written about your life experiences?

*written about a friend or a family members life experiences?

*been told that your story has been done before?

*picked up a book in a bookshop that is the same as the one you just wrote?

*spent the whole day writing in your pyjamas, eating biscuits, and drinking coffee?

*thought that being a writer is the best job in the world?

*said, 'There's a story in that!'

*written on a coaster, serviette, or your arm?

*used someone that you know as a character?

*been asked, 'What do you really do for a job?'

*asked someone to repeat themselves so you can take notes?

*felt immense pride in your writing efforts over the day, month, or year?

*asked your sub-conscious to give you a brilliant idea in your dreams?

*done anything out of the ordinary to get published?

*entered a writing competition?

*been asked, 'Aren't you published yet?'

*talked to yourself in public?

*read your story to your dog or cat?

*been asked who will illustrate your book?

*been upset or disappointed with a rejection letter and then later realised that they were right?

*had writer's block?

*noticed a mistake in spelling or grammar after you've posted your manuscript?

*travelled to an exotic country or place to research your book?

*answered the phone professionally just in case it's a publisher?

*socially networked on blogs, face book, and twitter?

*stood in front of people at your book launch and thought, I did it?

*noticed that your rejection letters are getting better?

*been mentored?

*meet a group of writer's that encourage and inspire your writing?

*tried writing out of your comfort zone in a completely different genre?

*used a dream for inspiration?

*read a dictionary just for fun?

*turned down an event so you could write instead?

*thought your book would make an incredible movie?

*met your favourite author?

*wondered what do I have do to become published?

*been so involved in your writing that you have literally lost the plot?

*had to write your entire novel from another character view point, first or third person?

*used strange facial expressions to accurately describe your character in a scene?

*completely lost yourself in your own imagination?

*wondered what your life would be like if you weren't writing?


How many questions did you answer yes too?

2 comments:

Angela Sunde. said...

Nearly all of them. Your posts are great, Renee. so glad I know you.

Book For Little Hands said...

Oh, that's so lovely Angela! You made my day. I was starting to think that it's just me out in blogosphere. Hope you enjoyed your holiday away and look forward to catching up.