The voice of one of the elders whispered from deep within the cave "We won't hurt you, we just want to get to know you," it said.
"Will you not know enough when you read the words I've written?" she asked.
"Consider this a shortcut that you can either choose to take, or not. It really is up to you." the voice continued.
She muttered under her breath, "Well, no one is forcing me, and this is a pretty, purple pen."
She quieted herself and began to write…
1. What is your name (real or otherwise)?
"Rain", November Rain, Celestial Rain and k~
2. Describe your writing style in three words.
Versatile, Emotive, Contemplative.
3. How long have you been writing online?
As long as I have had access to the Internet! Bulletin Boards, IRC and chat since the early 90's.
4. Which, if any, other writing challenges do you participate in?
Whichever challenges my muse nags me to complete. I started out attempting to be "loyal" to a group, but that's not possible if it clogs the flow of inspiration. I do what feels right at the time, and I do it as long as it feels right, then I move on.
5. Describe one way in which you could improve your writing.
Follow through with one of the novels I have started. Finishing ONE of them would push me past a block that is necessary to overcome.
6. What is the best writing advice you’ve ever been given?
"You can do this," from my father when I was eight.
7. Who is your favorite author?
Joyce Carol Oates, Ayn Rand, Flannery O'Connor, Edgar Allen Poe, Shirley Jackson, J.K.Rowling, e.e. cummings, Nora Roberts, Robert Frost; this could become an exhaustive list… perhaps it is best to just end here. I will tell you that one of my LEAST favorite authors is Ernest Hemingway, his style bores me.
8. How do you make time to write?
I write because the words demand to be put outside of my head, it's not so much how I "make time" but how I appease the drive before it keeps me up at night.
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