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Here is your chance, post a question you'd love to see asked in "Exposed". This should give our next victim, ahem, interviewer ideas of what the gang wants to know. Look forward to reading them!

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I am on a journey. Looking for Me. Everyday I get a little closer. The more time goes by the more I realize I'm always changing. This journey could take forever... Renae L. Soler

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The following comments are for "What do Inquiring minds want to know?"
by nae411

Inquiring minds
Questions eh? I guess "where the sh**ging hell did I leave my sh**ging wallet?" doesn't count. No? Didn't think so. So, real questions...

I always wonder what starts people off writing. Like was it some big all-of-a-sudden cinema-scope revelation attended by trumpetting angels? Or were they dropped on their heads as children (like I largely suspect I was)? Or did it just sort of creep up on them, like old age?

Also I'd love to know what keeps people writing. Both what inspires them and what motivates them on a day to day basis. And what happens if and when for any reason they can't write, how do they cope with that? You know, horror stories of personal frustration and misery for the sadistic freak that I am.

Okay, that's probably enough of that. Not so much "inquiring" as rampantly nosey, but there you go. Also, I realise all that seems kind of obvious. But that's the trouble with me see, got no imagination ;) Cheers


( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: August 8, 2006 )

1) Out of all your works posted at lit, which is the least genuine, most manufactured, and least satisfying of them all? In other words, I guess, which tells us the least about you? And why did it turn out that way?

2) What do you find easiest to write? Most difficult?

3) What have you published, if anything?

4) What would you say are your most common themes, and why do you return to them so frequently?

5) What inspires you to write? Could be a person, a boo or poem, music, something about the world, whatever.

( Posted by: viper9 [Member] On: August 8, 2006 )

Good questions
Man you guys are good! Now I want to hear your answers, LOL. C'mon we need more!

And Tina, remember you volunteered to the first interview. Choose whomever you want, well as long as they agree of course!


( Posted by: nae411 [Member] On: August 8, 2006 )

de meter o de ting

If nominated I shall swerve from serving; and any who hast in past or shall henceforth nominate mineself shall hertoforth and thereafter be bound by these rules to have nominated his/her own self as well.

On the other hand...

"Everything is negotiable?"


( Posted by: drsoos [Member] On: August 8, 2006 )

"What's your general modus operandi when writing?" The interviewee could cover things like: Do you usually write at the same place, like the kitchen table, a certain room, desk or something you use as a desk? Do you write at a certain time of day, need quiet? Write or take notes while out in public during the course of your day? Write in longhand or compose on a keyboard or typewriter? Information that covers the general act of writing.

I'd also be interested to know how people balance their writing time versus their working-to-make-a living time.

It would be interesting to know it they have other creative pursuits and how that influences what they write.

"What's your general background?" Which could cover where they grew up, etc. Things of a more personal nature that members of Lit.Org wouldn't know about from reading their posts and comments. Of course, details would be based on each individual's sense of privacy.

( Posted by: gomarsoap [Member] On: August 8, 2006 )

write off idea
I just thought that it might also be interesting to have a write off that didn't involve poetry -- not that I don't like the poetry write offs! I'm an advocate. But what if once in a while we had a flash fiction write off with, say, a 500-word limit? Otherwise it would be the same as a poetry write off.

( Posted by: viper9 [Member] On: August 8, 2006 )

Great idea
Viper we can do that, and it has been done in the past. I remember the first write off I ever saw here was a short story. I believe it had 3 staff writers, Jess, Crowe and Spudley if I remember correctly.


( Posted by: nae411 [Member] On: August 8, 2006 )

Nae's Q & A

I probably get too nosey for some people when I try to guess out-loud where they might be from by sound of their speech. I really shouldn't do that, though. It risks offending some people with an incorrect guess- perhaps the rival land on a disputed border. People want to identify with a culture of some description. If you do not respect that identity, you give cause for discord.

Same thing with trying to guess the age of a child in front of the parents. ("Five years-old? Wow. I was way off with three and a half!" [And I've raised one already; and am up to nine years with a second one. I'm still learning.])

Anyway, I do like to learn a little about what times and places a person has seen and lived.

I would want to know if the person can recall and tell of the first piece, other than an assignment, that they feel was the beginning of a real draw to writing.

~ John

( Posted by: Flonigus [Member] On: August 8, 2006 )

Questions I would ask:

1. What type of books do you read most? (fiction, mystery, poetry)

2. How many times have you written a poem down in one sitting, in one draft, and it is so good it has not changed?

3. When you read a story with dialogue, and the person speaking is French, or German, or Swedish, or Southern American (examples) do you read their diaglogue with an accent in your mind?
(Just curious if I'm the only person who does this)


( Posted by: BWOz [Member] On: August 9, 2006 )

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