Authors Answer 63 – We All Started Somewhere

I’m declaring this week lazy week. Not intentionally, but I just saw this week’s question, and remembered that I have already blogged about this before. Not recently – this is a post from back in 2013, when I still wrote posts that went into the thousands of words, so rather than reinventing the wheel and churning out a half-hearted copy of that post, I’m just going to link to it here.

Please note that this is a post from 4.5 years ago, so things have moved on considerably since then. I have, for instance, rewritten my hobbit novel and posted it on my blog (look at the link above marked A Shire Romance).

For the record, the question is When did you start writing fiction, and what did you write?

My original (and very long post) is here.

The original post on Jay Dee’s blog is here.

Authors Answer 62 – Our Favourite Created Characters

Dammit, did nobody notice that I’d misspelled Author in (of all things) the title of my post last week? Missed the fecking H in there. >.< In my defense, I was still tired from a rather eventful weekend, and unfortunately not even I am perfect.

Anyway, a fun question this week: Who is your favourite character that you created, either for a book/story or just because?

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Authors Answer 60 & 61 – Holidays

Right, 2016 is over and done with, and good riddance. Shittiest year in a long while. And yes, I know some good things have happened too, but Brexit and Trump together are enough to make 2016 a year to bury deeply in the back of a cupboard and forget about forever.

And in true me-fashion I’m catching up and doing two answers at once. To be fair, even if I’d posted an answer last week it’d still have been late, since it would have been on Boxing Day, and question 60 is What are your plans for Christmas day? Continue reading

Authors Answer 59 – Characters of the Dark Side

I’m late again, you say? Well sue me. I had Christmas presents to wrap, and then I couldn’t be bothered to do anything else that requires effort. Have I mentioned that I’m lazy? I’m sure I have.

Which reminds me: there will be no post next week. Not on Boxing Day. I’m not going to do it a day late either, because that’s my birthday. I’ll catch up at some point, I’m sure.

Over to this week’s question, which is more interesting than my answer is going to be, unfortunately.

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Authors Answer 58 – Author Online Hangouts

This looks to be a short post, because I’m about as socially active online as I am in the real world, which means not very active at all. I am also an arrogant sod who mistrusts any advice that comes from total strangers. Why should they know better than me?

Anyway, the question: What are some online forums or websites you use to have discussions with other authors?

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Authors Answer 57 – Stop Asking me that Question!

You know, I think I may have actually caught up! I’m checking the AA index on Jay Dee Archer’s blog, and the original post for this one was posted on 4 December 2015. Seeing as it’s the 5th today, that’s good enough for me to declare myself up to date.

Unfortunately that’s about as good as it gets, because I don’t have a huge amount to say about this week’s question.

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Authors Answer 55 & 56

Late, late, I’m always late! This week hasn’t been very good so far. Well, Monday was – I didn’t post because I was out for a lovely steak with my husband’s family. I would have caught up on Tuesday, except it took me over two hours to get home from work (normally around 45-50 minutes, stupid traffic!) and I was rushing for the rest of the evening. Then I suppose I could have caught up yesterday, except I had to catch up on Masterchef instead.

Priorities, people.

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