Today was going to be my last post to answer reader questions, but it ended up so long I've decided to split it into two. Today's questions are about (what else?) - writing!
Q - Brian asks: If you could get personal writing advice from any author (living or dead), who would that be...and why?
A - This may not be very original, but I'd have to go with Suzanne Collins. The Hunger Games books are my all-time favorites, and she's an amazing author. How I would love someday to create a character as memorable as Katniss!
Q - Candyland asks: If you had to choose, would you rather have a fantastic book no one sees or crap that has been published?
A - I dream of getting published, but not if it's something I can't hold my head up and be proud about. So I'd have to go with the fantastic - if unread - book.
Q - Jennifer Shirk asks: How long have you been writing? Are you agented? If not, who is your dream agent?
A - I've been writing longer than I'd like to admit. Off and on since about the second grade, though I got serious about getting a book published maybe five years ago. I'm not agented, and I don't have a dream agent, though I have been known to look longingly at the Writer's House website from time to time. :)
Q - Lotusgirl asks: Are you a naturally good speller or do you rely on spell check?
A - I don't use spell check at all. I guess I'm a pretty good speller naturally, though when I run into a question about spelling, I'll check it on dictionary.com. And I've certainly been known to let the occasional typo slip by.
How about you? Which author would you most like to get personal writing advice from? Do you have a dream agent? Do you use spell check?
Tomorrow is a big day - Talli Roland's Blogsplash! In honor of the occasion, I'll be posting on Wednesday instead of Thursday. Then next Tuesday I'll wrap up my Q&A series with some more questions on writing.
Happy Tuesday, everyone!