Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Hey Man, You're an All Star

Get your game on. Go play. This is for the GUTGAA meet & greet.  

Welcome, new friends! Be sure to leave a comment so I know you've been here!

-Where do you write?
At home, Columbia, S.C. in the "little house" which is the apartment we're staying in while our house is being built. I usually sit at the desk but sometimes I sit on the couch. Boring, right? I also write on bar napkins and scraps of paper, in the pages of books I'm reading and in a red leather journal I carry everywhere. 

-Quick. Go to your writing space, sit down and look to your left. What is the first thing you see?
A window. Dirty blinds and a parking lot beyond. Some empty spaces, a few pine trees, my own CRV "Brando" waiting for me to come and take him somewhere.

-Favorite time to write?
Morning. Early.

-Drink of choice while writing?
Coffee. Preferably iced. It's flippin hot in Columbia.

-When writing , do you listen to music or do you need complete silence?
Music. Lyrics are inspiring. But classical helps me focus.

-What was your inspiration for your latest manuscript and where did you find it?
Gleaming the Cube. '80s skater movie with Christian Slater. Seriously. Main character: Brian. Skateboarder. Punk. Trying-to-be-a-grown-up. Best friend commits suicide. a la The Big Chill. Only I didn't get to see that movie until much later.

-What's your most valuable writing tip?
Revise. Revise. Revise. I've had four versions of Brian's story and am working on the 5th. As he grows, I grow. And when he's done with me, I'll know. 

Writers, Check out GUTGAA. Everyone else, bear with me. Contests are contests ;-)

Feel inspired to answer one of the questions? Do it! You're an All Star, too!


6 comments:

  1. Hi Kasie, Thanks for visiting my site and adding your challenge. I hope you'll continue the challenge by adding your weekly steps to reach it and visiting every Monday to comment about your progress.
    I like your blog, and I really like your writing. I've read several blog posts, and each one is thought-provoking and beautifully expressed.
    Good luck with GUTAA. I look forward to seeing your pitch!

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    1. Thanks, Jane Ann. As with our Wordsmith Studio projects, GUTGAA is providing the kind of online camaraderie I've found so amazing. Definitely keeps me going!

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  2. Hi Kasie -
    I like contests or anything in which the blogger reveals more infrormation about themselves. I can see you writing first thing in the morning because whenever we have had our chats in the morning, you have so much energy & are ready to go. As for me, I can write any-time, but usually it is mid-morning.
    Beverage - water. I can't see you drinking something hot until winter. SC stays warm for a while.

    I need my surroundings to be as quiet as possible & may not answer the phone while I am writing.
    Finally, my most valuable writing tip is put away m/s for a few months before looking at it again. Fresh eyes can make a huge difference!

    Monique

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    1. Hi, Monique! Glad to hear from you as always!

      Water is definitely my go-to beyond the coffee. I like the "put away" suggestion. Editing is much more effective with fresh eyes.

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  3. Hi Kaisi,

    Great writing tips and it was lovely reading about you!

    All the best!

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