Following my fellow writer/blogger’s lead over at Spittin’ (out words) Like a Llama, I decided to tackle a few questions about my writing. Consider it a prep session for future appearances on Oprah’s “Book of the Month Club” show.
What is/are your genre(s)?
Science Fiction and fantasy, but if you are reading this then you know that my current project lies within wider universe of literary fiction. That is, it doesn’t have a genre per say (except for chick lit?). When you don’t know where you fit in the literary world, you park your behind under the banner of general literay fiction.
How many books are you working on now?
One, my first. But that is my only project. Currently and prepping for NaNo (National Novel Writing Month) as well as a TV series “bible” (7 series/seasons, 12 episodes each) and a D&D adventure modules.
Are you a linear or chunk writer?
Linear. Once I start writing I don’t stop. I have to let it flow as it will, although when it comes to revising chunky is the way to go.
What POV are you partial to?
Right now First Person because my current project is loaded with a lot of autobiographical details. But when writing in other genres third person omniscient is the way to go. Gives me a larger canvas to work on.
What tense do you use?
Past. Easy to abuse the passive voice, but that is what re-writes are all about.
What theme keeps cropping into your books?
War. Fascinated by it. War always creeps in. Granted most of my stories relate to a war of sorts. War has everything, action, romance, danger, horror and even humor. It is the human condition at its best and worse.
How many days a week do you write?
Five to six days a week. Sundays are off for now.
What time of day do you get your writing done?
Twice every day. Hit the coffee shop in the afternoon and scribble notes, maybe a chapter or two on a notepad (as well as notes, random thoughts and other things) then I hit the computer around 10:00 pm. But I do travel with my notepad everywhere I go, so if I am waiting somewhere with nothing to do, I start writing.