Sal’av (that’s Atlasian for hello), and welcome to the first post of 2022! Here I have a questionnaire about my writing habits, as requested by a friend.
Being a writer is a complicated journey. I’m still green around the ears, but the more I write, the more I discover about myself.
1. How Often Do You Write? When? Where?
I often write the year ’round. Holidays are no exception, as I often sneak in a writing session. My preferred times are either around noon or in the early evening. Seldom mornings. I write for about an hour on busy workdays, and up to three on days I’m off. As I don’t have a laptop yet, I’m confined to my desktop at home. It’s a cozy little office I’ve built for myself. 😛
2. Do You Take Long Breaks?
Sometimes. It’s not uncommon for me to write for weeks without end, then take a few days to a week off completely. This gives me time to rest my creative muscles and/or focus more on my sketching. Hiking and meditation are good too. Overall, I find breaks help; otherwise, I risk overtaxing myself.
3. Music? Tea? Coffee?
I usually play music depending on my mood, or if a certain track fits a scene I’m writing. Usually, it’s epic orchestra. Sometimes tea, never coffee.
4. Favorite Scenes To Write?
I like action-adventure, some romance, and mysterious lore scenes. Anything that provokes deep thought or excitement. Even horror can be great for my writing juices.
5. Favorite Characters To Write?
I like to write heroes more than villains. Especially scenes that involve legendary weapons with flashy designs. The Hero’s Journey fascinates me; to watch the hero grow.
6. Poetry or Stories?
I like both. Stories are deeper, but poetry can be a nice insert into a story too. Weaving both together is a beautiful process. 🙂
7. How Do You See Yourself As A Writer Ten Years From Now?
I’ll have a few books published and a small to moderate following. I have no plans on being someone famous. Writing, to me, is more a fun and creative process, not a mechanical job-like thing for profit or fame.
That’s the end! How about you, dear reader? Are you a writer, and what are your habits, quirks, and preferences?
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Aspectä rey’lief, fair reader, and thanks for reading!
—Ed R. White