Last week I received two nominations for the Really Neat Blog Award, and I’d like to thank Robin and Heather from WriteOnSisters and Diane from A Creative Mind. Each nominator created five original questions for their nominees. So, as I waited for the caffeine to kick in this morning, I sat back and got stuck in! Here are my responses:
Questions by Diane Riggins:
- What is your favorite movie/tv show and why?
I don’t really have a favourite, I’m all about the plural! Pinning me down to one choice makes me break out in a sweat – I’m far too neurotic! So, I’ll share the show I watched most recently, because it’s among my favourites – Castle. Why? It’s about a writer who solves crime, how cool is that? Same thing with the movies, though this is slightly easier to pin down. This movie has always been in my top-ten, and I watch it often – The Breakfast Club. I love the film for a number of reasons, but I’ll narrow it down further; it reminds me of my childhood and the wonderful group of friends I had. We were a diverse group, and better people for knowing each other.
- Who is your favorite character from a book?
One of, and I stress one of my favourite characters is Eve Dallas. Choosing a favourite character from a book, is like choosing a favourite among those who reside in my head!
- What is your best childhood memory?
Many of my best childhood memories involve my sister. I used to write plays and force her to act them out with me. My poor family…all the shows they had to sit through!
- Have you always wanted to be a writer?
I’ve been writing in some form or another my whole life, so yes, I was born with a penchant for storytelling!
- Where do you dream of living/visiting one day?
I’ve always wanted to visit the US, but I have my sights set on Japan at the moment. Japan has been on my wish list for a long time, but Alex Hurst gave such a wonderful overview in her A to Z posts that I’ve already started saving!
Questions by Robin and Heather (Writeonsisters):
- What book, show or movie do you wish you’d written?
The answer to that question is an ever-changing thing! That’s not to say I’m fickle, or elusive (okay, maybe a little), but there are so many writers I admire; those who influence my work, or who inspire me to do better. Right now it would be A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore because, though I’ve only just started reading it, Moore makes me laugh so hard my sides hurt. I wish I could do that. I also wish I had his skill at writing long sentences.
- If you wrote fan fiction, what would you write for and why? If you already write fan fiction just say why.
I don’t write fan fiction, but if I did, I’d probably use a Marvel or DC character. Why? Because who wouldn’t want to spend more time with their favourite superheroes?
- What famous author (living or dead) would you most want to team up with to write a book?
Ooh, I really like that question. At the moment, given my obsession with fantasy, I’d have to say Tolkien because, well, he’s a genius! I wouldn’t mind the looks of sympathy, the hushed whispers, ‘I always said she was odd!’ (I’m presuming he’d be a ghost – or can I use the time machine?). Imagine the conversations; the advice and guidance. It makes me dizzy just thinking about it!
- If you could have one day to use a time machine to go forward or backward in time, where would you go and why?
I would go back ten years, so I could spend time with my father again. I really miss him. I miss his laugh, and his voice; I miss his quiet strength and gentle understanding. So many things.
- Have you ever written anything that you wish you hadn’t?
There are definitely things I would change, or improve on, but nothing I regret – or wish I hadn’t written.
I would personally like to nominate Callum McLaughlin, Alex Hurst, Solveig Werner, Natacha Guyot, Hannah Givens, and Susan from Discovering Home. Here are your five questions:
- What is the #1 most played song on your iPod (or other listening device)?
- What is one of your favourite quotes?
- If you were immortal for one day, what would you do?
- What’s the most recent movie/book you’ve seen/read? Tell us about it.
- What have you always wanted to study (but never had the time)?
Thanks for stopping by.