Friday 12 November 2010

30 Days of Writing Questions - Part Three

11. Who is your favorite character to write? Least favorite?

Tough question.

I guess, rather than an actual favourite character, I'd have to say character type - I'm more comfortable in the presence of quirky characters. Oh, and I refuse to name any of my characters as a 'least favourite' whatever their crimes.

12. In what story did you feel you did the best job of worldbuilding? Any side-notes on it you’d like to share?

I'm not convinced my 'best job at worldbuilding' has yet occurred. Maybe I'm writing it now. I hope I'm writing it now. God bless NaNoWriMo.

13. What’s your favorite culture to write, fictional or not?

The otherworld.

14. How do you map out locations, if needed? Do you have any to show us?

Oh dear, yes, yes, yes. For 'The Midnight Motel' (book sitting in the shredder pile), I had a complete plan of the hotel including furnishings for each room (though I did forget to add a bathroom in a character's room so I suspect she wet herself - though it's completely apt if she did as she was hunting Death and he in his turn was hunting her).

I also have a map of Corpsetithe for 'The Poisoned Apple'. It's an ugly thing. Very, very bad. (See illustration--located under desk).

15. Midway question! Tell us about a writer you admire, whether professional or not!

Do I have to limit it to one. Aaron Polson, Katey Taylor, Natalie Sin, Mercedes Yardley - blah, blah, blah. Seriously, I bore myself sometimes. I think I'll let them speak for themselves.

The World in Rubber, Soft and Malleable by Aaron Polson
The Horologist by KV Taylor
Black Cats and Hungry Ghosts by Natalie L Sin
I'm Keeping it Light - Mercedes M Yardley

NaNoWriMo Catch Up:

Yesterday's Word Count: 2634
Today's Word Count: 2192 + 216 (other projects)
Total Word Count: 24,596 +  2019 (other projects)


N. R. Williams said...

Good answers to interesting questions.
Mary Montague Sikes' blog book tour at my blog today...come on by. Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Aaron Polson said...

Ah, the Otherworld. Nice place to visit...but have you seen the real estate prices?

Fox Lee said...


Anonymous said...

Interesting question about character- I have no favourites so I prefer to let characters speak to me

Steven Pirie said...

Who is asking these questions? I've seen them on a few blogs now...

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Nancy.

They're diabolical, Aaron.

:D Natalie

Always a good plan, Lee

I have no idea, Steven. I stole them from Mercedes.

Andrea Allison said...

I saw this on Natalie's blog and shamelessly thieved it too.

I must agree with Aaron. I was considering investing in real estate in the Otherworld until I saw the price tags. It has to be a crime. Where are the Men in Black when you need them.

Katey said...

Oh my gosh, that's so nice of you. Yikes!

I do love mapping things out though. I like having something to look at when I'm writing, I think, and places with maps fill that void in such a useful way.

I so rarely fill my head with ANYTHING useful, it's a nice change, really.

Cate Gardner said...

Ha, Andrea.

"I so rarely fill my head with ANYTHING useful, it's a nice change, really." = I doubt that, Katey.