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I stole this meme from [ profile] laliandra; it is an excellent means of procrastination and a distraction from my own prickly brain. I am just having an itchy, disgruntled day. BAH. If you have further questions re: my writing (or whatever else, really), shoot me a comment.

What was the last thing you wrote? Ferdinand went on not saying anything, because he was a fucking plant, and probably a dying one, at that. Gerard pressed the heel of his palm to his eyes, which kept stinging stupidly, and then he sneezed, because he was an idiot and his hands were covered in dust and probably killer mold and fungus and rot.

Was it any good? Ehhh, it’s missing something. I’ll fiddle it into something useful later.

What's the first thing you ever wrote that you still have? Oh, jeez. When I was eight I wrote a story about a cat detective who solved neighborhood crimes. My mom probably still has it somewhere. It was strongly based upon our orange tabby cat, Sebastian. Sam Spade had nothing on him.

Write poetry? Yikes, did I ever.

Angsty poetry? See above, re: yikes.

Favourite genre of writing? I love stories with reality set slightly askew. Neil Gaiman, Ray Bradbury, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, that sort of thing.

Most fun character you ever wrote? I cannot lie, I love writing Temeraire. He’s earnest and ridiculous and such a dragon. ♥

Most annoying character you ever wrote?
Annoying… to me, or to other people? Anyway, probably Ted Sikowski in ghostfic, who is an arrogant homophobic high school bully and a total asshole, but to be honest… I love him. He’s got ~*backstory*~. And futurestory. Oh, Ted, you giant prick.

How often do you get writer's block?
All the time. Damn that blinking cursor. I write best when there are a zillion other things I should be doing instead.

How do you fix it? Changing locations. Brewing a new pot of coffee. Closing my eyes and writing blindly. Or poking around the internet until I find a meme that jumpstarts me. I’m also a fan of Write Or Die. Yell at me moar, computer! PLAY MMBOP LOUDER.

Write fan fiction? A wee bit, yes.

Do you type or write by hand? It varies. Sometimes writing by hand is a good way to get out of a writer’s block, shake things up.

Do you save everything you write?
…lord, I hope no one ever gets ahold of my computer files. There is some crazy batshit saved on there that should never, ever see the light of day, and yet my crazy magpie brain won’t let me delete any of it.

Do you ever go back to an old idea long after you abandoned it? Well, I have a stock of half-written lonely fics waiting to be completed. I don’t know if those count as abandoned. I intend to finish all of them eventually. *wrings hands*

What's your favourite thing that you've written?
…the random girl!Laurence/original!Laurence commentfic I wrote with [ profile] t_lyrical! Actually, in all seriousness, I think it’s probably A Guided Tour to the October Country, on account of my deep love for Halloween, and also Gerard Way and Frank Iero.

What's everyone else's favourite thing that you've written? Probably that ickle Merlin drabble I wrote, The Sword and the Faith. *shrugs*

What's your favourite setting for your characters? ...statistically, a clearing in the Himalayas. Or high school. Yeah, probably high school.

What's one genre you have never written, and probably never will? Man, I don’t even know. I mean, I’ve already written interspecies erotica. Sorta. Look, everyone involved was sentient! *shifty*

How many writing projects are you working on right now? Shhhh. Off to bed with the silly muffin! No more questions!

Do you want to write for a living? That would be glorious.

Have you ever written something for a magazine or newspaper? Mostly school-related, yes.

Have you ever won an award for your writing? I won a $100 savings bond when I was eleven for my essay on What America Means To Me. Heck yeah. I was a tiny patriotic genius. I’ve no recollection whatsoever what the essay involved. But whoo, money!

Ever written something in script or play format? …A Shakespearean tragic-comedy for English class. It was about as terrible as you might imagine. There was an evil queen and a fight scene in a swamp and a ghost that swapped people’s shoes. Yep.

What are your five favourite words? Quixotic, deliquescent, smirk, evolve, summer.

What character that you've written most resembles yourself? Ahem. Well. I am a nerdy coffee addict, so I’d have to say Gerard. Not nearly as brilliant and driven, and without the hot amazing wife, but there you go.

Where do you get ideas for your other characters? Don’t ask me to explain my brain, I’ve no idea. People I meet, memories, daydreams.

Do you ever write based on your dreams? Yep. I actually think I should start keeping a dream journal, some of the crazy shit my subconscious comes up with should be recorded for posterity.

Do you favour happy endings, sad endings, or cliff-hangers? I’m just going to steal Lal’s answer—I like hopeful endings.

Are you concerned with spelling and grammar as you write? I just let my subconscious and the spell check deal with that stuff as I write. The hardcore fiddling with my archnemesis, the comma splice… that comes later.

Does music help you write? Sometimes. Sometimes it just distracts me.

Quote something you've written. The first thing to pop into your mind.
Nick rather thought he was getting better at telling when his brother was lying.


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