I hope you had a fabulous weekend bordering on the mythic ;)
If your weekend fun was mostly mythical why not make Monday spectacular by signing up to Deana Barnhart’s Gearing Up to Get An Agent Blogfest (this link is for the full list of blogfest activities)
In the GUTGAA Blogfest, you could meet and greet a group of people who are spinning their way through the query process and working on ways to get themselves an agent.
Monday 3rd September is the meet and greet session. Imagine, this is an opportunity to meet people who would love to hear all about your writing and all about you too. What’s not to love? ;)
Questions for the Meet and Greet
-Where do you write?
I write at my desk in the small ex-bedroom with the stunning view over mine and my neighbours’ backgardens (sometimes, it has a too stunning view of everything that goes on in the gardens)
-Quick. Go to your writing space, sit down and look to your left. What is the first thing you see?
At the left hand side of my desk is the larger pin board – it is currently covered in maps and images of castles and my favourite ‘Donald Maass Writing Tips’
-Favourite time to write?
My favourite time to write is whenever I get a block of time with no other responsibilities. I have been known to write in bed, at the kitchen bench while cooking, in the car and definitely while waiting for the washing machine to finish a cycle.
-Drink of choice while writing?
My drink of choice while writing depends on which time of day it is I have, in the past, lined up a cup of tea, next to a cup of coffee and a can of diet ‘cola’.
-When writing, do you listen to music or do you need complete silence?
Mostly, I write with music that matches the emotional intensity of whatever I am writing. I like my music atmospheric. If things are intense I don’t notice that the music has ended. Obviously, I couldn’t hear it over the tapping of the keys. ;)
-What was your inspiration for your latest manuscript and where did you find it?
The inspiration for my short stories came from a walk in a park. At the entrance there were two gatehouses. One was shabby and the other was beautifully kept, and I couldn’t help but wonder why.
-What's your most valuable writing tip?
My most valuable writing tip (apart from the 58 writing tips on the Donald Maass’ Literary Agency Website) is to read. Read for enjoyment first. Then, as a writer, read every newly published book can find in the genre you want to write. Read so you can unpick how the author created characters, pace and plot.
Answers complete :D
Now, I need to get out there and Meet and Greet a lot of new friends who are all gearing up for acquire themselves an agent.
This Monday will be epic, if not mythic ;)
Like Deana and about 200 other writers I can't wait to see what everyone wrote!
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