So I came across this very cool meme that is apparently going around LiveJournal. So I’m sorry if it’s old hat to you, but it’s new, magical, and wonderful to me. It’s the 30 Days of Writing Meme, and I stumbled across it while reading J. Koyanagi’s fantastic blog. The questions amaze me. I want to answer them. More than that, I want YOU to answer them, too, because I’m dying to see how the writing process works for all of us. If you’re interested in playing along, the list of questions are below. Tag! You’re it!
30 Days of Writing Questions
1. Tell us about your favorite writing project/universe that you’ve worked with and why.
2. How many characters do you have? Do you prefer males or females?
3. How do you come up with names, for characters (and for places if you’re writing about fictional places)?
4. Tell us about one of your first stories/characters!
5. By age, who is your youngest character? Oldest? How about “youngest” and “oldest” in terms of when you created them?
6. Where are you most comfortable writing? At what time of day? Computer or good ol’ pen and paper?
7. Do you listen to music while you write? What kind? Are there any songs you like to relate/apply to your characters?
8. What’s your favorite genre to write? To read?
9. How do you get ideas for your characters? Describe the process of creating them.
10. What are some really weird situations your characters have been in? Everything from serious canon scenes to meme questions counts!
11. Who is your favorite character to write? Least favorite?
12. In what story did you feel you did the best job of worldbuilding? Any side-notes on it you’d like to share?
13. What’s your favorite culture to write, fictional or not?
14. How do you map out locations, if needed? Do you have any to show us?
15. Midway question! Tell us about a writer you admire, whether professional or not!
16. Do you write romantic relationships? How do you do with those, and how “far” are you willing to go in your writing? 😉
17. Favorite protagonist and why!
18. Favorite antagonist and why!
19. Favorite minor that decided to shove himself into the spotlight and why!
20. What are your favorite character interactions to write?
21. Do any of your characters have children? How well do you write them?
22. Tell us about one scene between your characters that you’ve never written or told anyone about before! Serious or not.
23. How long does it usually take you to complete an entire story—from planning to writing to posting (if you post your work)?
24. How willing are you to kill your characters if the plot so demands it? What’s the most interesting way you’ve killed someone?
25. Do any of your characters have pets? Tell us about them.
26. Let’s talk art! Do you draw your characters? Do others draw them? Pick one of your OCs and post your favorite picture of him!
27. Along similar lines, do appearances play a big role in your stories? Tell us about them, or if not, how you go about designing your characters.
28. Have you ever written a character with physical or mental disabilities? Describe them, and if there’s nothing major to speak of, tell us a few smaller ones.
29. How often do you think about writing? Ever come across something IRL that reminds you of your story/characters?
30. Final question! Tag someone! And tell us what you like about that person as a writer and/or about one of his/her characters!
HA! I hadn’t seen these – love it. THANKS!!!
This is delightful! I think I’ll do it. Yay for sharing it with us.
I’ve seen this meme on LJ and wanted to play but have frankly been far too lazy too. 😀
Sounds like a load of fun! I’ll play!
I love it too, Christine! I saw it and felt my eyes sparkle. Hooray!
Yay, Harley! You’ll write twisted stuff, I’m sure of it. 😀
Caaaaaate, remember my “If you’re lazy then I should just hang myself now” comment? I have one combat boot off the stool. Just sayin’.
Great, Jamal! I can’t wait to see what you have to say! 😀
Cool, so when do we start? Just whenever?
Just whenever! Do all 30 at one time, five at a time, one at a time…I’m going to do one at a time interspersed between my other posts. I’m wild like that. 😛
Holy crap, those are awesome. For one, I can’t wait til you (and others!) answer them, and for another, I almost have to now. It’s become a moral imperative.
I’ve just realised that this meme would be perfect for NaNoWriMo month. I think I’ll pre-answer all the questions and set them to go live in November, then I can concentrate whatever the heck I’ll be working on.
Oh those are brilliant!
KATE! DO EET! 😀
The other Cate! You are the very symbol of efficiency in this case. Rock on!
Crystal: I’m salivating. I could talk writing all night and all day, so this is suuuuuper sweet. And I’m so excited to see how everybody else works. This will be so cool!
Well, since Jacqui tagged me in her final post, I was planning on doing this anyway. So there. O.o
Was planning on doing the interspersed with other posts thingy too. We think alike, apparently, except for the whole alcohol and swearing thing. 🙂
I think we’re each other’s shoulder angels, Simon.
Did you just call me an angel…? Take that back! 😉
I’ll do it with you! Looks fun!
I’ve been reading this on Katey’s as well and have made a half-arsed attempt at it. I must get it finished.
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This looks great! I think I shall even do a bit of this on my blog. Thanks for sharing, Mercedes!
LOL I saw these on J. Koyanagi’s blog as well and just finished my last question today. 🙂
It’s as much fun as it looks and I’ll be looking forward to seeing your answers
I did this back in the Spring over a number of days. I would do like two or three at a time.
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