I saw this over on Heidi Ruby Miller's blog http://heidirubymiller.blogspot.com and since I can never turn down a good survey (see facebook for proof) I thought I'd join in. Perhaps my Project4Word cronies will also join....
1) Do you type or write by hand?
I must write on computer. Anything I write by hand will either be lost in one of about fifty bags, the floor of my car or the stacks of paper I have gathered but will never go through in my house.
2) Do you save everything you write?
If it was written on computer, then yes. I even have some floppy disks with my writings though no means of accessing them. If hand written....see above.
3) What’s your favorite thing you’ve ever written?
The Beauty of David. It's an atrocious short story with an excellent concept and a pretty good twist. If only I could rewrite it without losing the feeling of it.
4) What character have you written that’s most like yourself?
Technically, they are all me which speaks to my enormous vanity, I suppose. The character that is most like me would be Jana, my angsty pastry chef. If I say I love her am I really saying I love myself? I don't know...
5) Where do you get your ideas for your characters?
My ideas come from music, from people watching, from news articles, from my brain thinking, "What if?", from the people I hang out with, from work, from everywhere, I suppose.
6) Do you ever write based on your dreams?
Oh my goodness. I have an entire anthology sized folder of dreams.
7) Are you concerned with spelling and grammar as you write?
Ha! Concern over grammar and spelling has held me back for years. Instead of moving forward with the story, I would look back at all my typos and cringe. Write or Die has helped me overcome this problem of mine. I still cringe, but I've been able to move forward and complete a story for a change. I haven't done that since my thesis.
8) Does music help you write?
Music is my number one inspiration. Without it, I would not be creative at all.