Writing Habits Questionnaire

A few days ago, I read a post on a blog I follow, Like Star Filled Skies, featuring a questionnaire she had borrowed from another blog. After reading through her answers (which you can find here http://likestarfilledskies.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/writing-habits-questionnaire/), I wanted to get in on the fun and answer the questionnaire as well!

Writing Habits 

1. Typed or Handwritten?

Typed, definitely. I can’t think unless I’m typing. And with my messy handwriting I would lose half the ideas I’d write down just because I couldn’t decypher them. I always wanted to write longhand since a notebook is easier to carry than a computer, but alas, it just doesn’t work for me.

2. Cursive or Printed?

My handwriting leans more to the printed side, though, it occasionally crosses over to the cursive side.

3. Show us your favourite pen.

My favorite pens

My favorite pens

My favorite pens are a couple of colored PaperMate InkJoy pens and a Foray Rolle rollerball I used to use for inking my drawings.

4. Where do you like to write?

I like to write on my bed since it’s more comfortable for long writing sessions. I also write on the couch if I need a change of scenery.

5. Who are your five favorite authors in terms of authorial style?

J. R. R. Tolkien, Brian Jacques, Ted Dekker, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Chautona Havig.

6. What are your three favourite books on writing?

Writing Conversations by Cherie K. Miller and Go Teen Writers: How to Turn Your First Draft Into A Published Book by Stephanie Morrill and Jill Williamson. I don’t have a third, yet.

7. Have you ever competed in NaNoWriMo?

Yes, in 2013 I did the YWP NaNoWriMo. It was my first one.

8. Have you ever won NaNoWriMo?

Yes! I won last year with 40,000 words (my goal was 35,000), and I’m currently editing that novel.

9. Have you ever had anything published?

No, not yet. 🙂

10. What projects are you working on now?

I’m currently editing my NaNoWriMo novel, working on fanfiction for The Desolation of Smaug, and fighting the urge to stay focused on editing instead of starting two other novels that desperately want to be written. 😉

11. What is your soundtrack to writing?

I typically listen to movie soundtracks while writing. My favorites are The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Pirates of the Caribbean, Thor, and How to Train Your Dragon. I do occasionally listen to Owl City or my character’s theme songs while writing if I’m feeling uninspired.

12. Do you have a writing pump-up song?

I don’t have a specific one, but listening to one of the songs that reminds me of one of my characters always inspires me to write their story.

What would be your answers to these questions? Post them in the comments below. 🙂

~ Kayla

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