So, I decided to give yesterday a miss as far as blog posts go, seeing as I spent a very long day travelling to Bristol and back, but then I totally forgot that today is Masterchef day. But then, so is tomorrow, and Thursday, so I’ll work around it. I did briefly look at the subject for this week, and it rather made me chuckle.
Another week, another Monday… I have felt quite meh all day for no particular reason other than just feeling a bit meh. This isn’t exactly conducive to writing a blog post, but let’s see what I can pull out of the bag.
This week’s question is If you could interview any author, who would it be and what would you ask?
Well, isn’t that an appropriate topic, given the events of last Friday?
Right, let’s get this out of the way. I’m not usually given to political statements, but I suppose I can make an exception now and then.
I am not a social media addict by any means. I have a Facebook account, both personal and as an author, and while I always have it open in the background, I don’t spend my time obsessively following other people’s posts. Twitter is still a mystery to me, and I do little more than link this blog to my account and follow back everyone who follows me if I don’t dislike what I see.
Anyway, I’ve seen a lot of reactions to the terrorist attacks in Paris. Thankfully, most of them have been supportive, not only of the Parisians, but also of the many hundreds of thousands of muslims who are as appalled as everyone else at what has happened. Probably even more so, actually, since the terrorists purport to do what they do in the name of their religion.
I am shamelessly stealing someone else’s idea here, but I’m doing it with permission. My previous post was a re-blog of the one-year anniversary post of Authors Answer over on Jay Dee Archer’s blog. I rather like the idea, but since I am a year late to that bandwagon, I’ll just supply my own answers to the questions so far. And I’m kicking straight off with the Writing Studio!
Please mosey on over to the blog of Jay Dee Archer, who has for the past year let various authors answer a number of intriguing questions about books, writing and being a writer. This being the one year anniversary, this is a big thank you from a number of established and new authors, including me!
Originally posted on I Read Encyclopedias for Fun:
This is it, number fifty-two. It has been a year since I began Authors Answer, and what better way to celebrate it than to say thank you. I have some special guests in addition to our regular contributors. I hope you enjoy reading what they have to say. I would like to thank the guest authors who agreed to participate. I love authors who take the time to respond to fans and interact with them. I would also like to thank the authors who responded to me, but could not participate due to busy schedules. And of course, thank you to all of our regular contributors for sticking with this for all these months. You’ve been wonderful!
In gratitude and with great admiration, I bow to readers for ignoring the misguided notion that imagination…
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Some day I should write a blog post about titles and how much I hate them. That said, it would probably end up just being a thousand variations of ‘I hate having to think of titles’. I’m not just talking book titles (my three books have the most uninspiring titles in the history of titling), but also short story titles and blog post titles. Gah, Hate them hate them hate them!
Anyway, that’s not what I’m going to talk about today, I’m going to talk about poetry.