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?
-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 ;-)
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