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In case you are wondering about my current writing endeavours, I am working on a serialised fiction project – The Collective. The first in the series will be released in February 2017.

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Thanks for stopping by

Mel

A question of favourites…

Thank you BSL

real-neat-blog-awardLast 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:

  1. 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.

  1. 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!

  1. 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!

  1. 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!

  1. 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):

  1. 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.

  1. 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?

  1. 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!

  1. 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.

  1. 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:

  1. What is the #1 most played song on your iPod (or other listening device)?
  2. What is one of your favourite quotes?
  3. If you were immortal for one day, what would you do?
  4. What’s the most recent movie/book you’ve seen/read? Tell us about it.
  5. What have you always wanted to study (but never had the time)?

Thanks for stopping by.

Mel