For my next Buccaneer Blogfest trick, I am to interview the person signed up below [me] on the linky and post that interview.
*Flash!* We interrupt this blog post to make a quick announcement! And when I say “we”, you all know I’m the only one here; ergo, I must be a royal. And speaking of royals, for those of you anxiously awaiting the final installment of my serial fairytale, “Blood, Sweat, and Tears”, fear not, it’s totally coming. I shall post it on Monday – meaning, Buccaneers, that my Monday blogfest post will be bumped to Tuesday. Everybody got that? “BSaT” conclusion = Monday. Next Buccanner post = Tuesday. That is all. Back to the interview.
…Which I can’t actually post just now, as I’ve yet to hear back from my interviewee. But ne’er fret, me hearties! If its “verbal exchange; conversation” between bloggin’ Buccaneers you wish, they’re happening all over the seven seas!
This one over at Tangent Shell is good (includes practical tips on desert island literature; good to know, should any of us aboard ship find ourselves marooned).
I enjoyed this piece at Writing In The Crosshairs, too (another instance of an absent interviewee, but this blogger makes the best of it in a deliciously strange way).
There, now. You’ve been given several headings. Pick a “point on the compass, especially the one toward which a vehicle, such as a ship, is moving”, and speed on, full-sail!
*EPILOGUE* My interviewee has blown in at last! Blogger Nanette Pitts is in the building! …er, aboard ship! Either/or!
1) Your blog, Grace Paige’s Storyland, is agleam with flash fiction. Would you consider short stories to be your preferred genre to write, or do you enjoy tackling longer works as well?
I enjoy Flash Fiction, it keeps my brain frazzled. However, I do enjoy writing short stories that can allow me to go into a little more detail. Along with that, I am writing a novel. So really any size writing format suits me. I’m keen on supernatural genre, but I’ve read sci-fi, fiction and non-fiction. My general rule is, if a book can capture me within the first few pages, I’ll read it.
2) Do you type up your early drafts, write them hand, or some combination thereof?
I do a lot of typing, but I keep a pad of paper and pen handy at all times.
3) Which story that you’ve authored would you say you’re most pleased with, and why?
Probably the story I’m working on right now. It’s taken so much of my thought, time and soul.
4) In your maternal experience, which is harder: Naming children, or naming characters?
That is a tough one. Since I’ve had to name both. You want your children to love their name, they’re the ones who can really express to you if they like it or not. If a name doesn’t suit a character by book’s end, a little backspace can correct that.
5) In your bio, you list “Grease” as one of your favorite movies. I’m a fool for musicals, so I gotta know: Which of the song numbers is your favorite, and why?
“Beauty Shop Drop Out”. Though Frenchie was following her dreams, you mustn’t skip the important stuff.
6) If you could spend a day hanging out with any fictional character you’ve ever read, who would you choose?
Oh man…this is a tougher question than #4. I’d hate to leave out any character, they all hold a special place in my heart. A few men come to mind, but really I think I’d choose Sookie Stackhouse from Charlaine Harris’ books. That way I’d meet up with her, let her poke around in my head a bit and in theory she’s a magnet for trouble so I know I’d get to meet the “guys”.
And tha-a-ar you have it, folks. (: