Trifecta Introduction

I wrote a flash story for this great blog’s writing challenge a few weeks ago (http://weavingreality.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/tranquility/).   They have a place to link to an introduction so I am going to do that before checking out their new writing prompt.   If you are a writer I highly recommend this site and writing with prompts in general.   Sometimes it is hard to get the brain meats working.  Having a short story to write with a bit of guidance can be a great help. It can start you writing all day, sort of like doing a warm up before a hard workout.   And even if the prompt does not get you creative right away, there are lots of stories to read.  So win/win.
  1. What is your name (real or otherwise)?  – Kitty!  (yes, with the ! today)  I write as Kitty Sarkozy, Kitty Mitchell and K.A. Mitchell.
  2. Describe your writing style in three words.  – Declarative, Weird, Conversational
  3. How long have you been writing online?  – Short stories not very long, maybe a year.  Blogging off and on since 2006, I miss live journal.
  4. Which, if any, other writing challenges do you participate in? -I have done Shock Totem before.
  5. Describe one way in which you could improve your writing. – Hard work.   The more I write the better I will get, stands to reason.  So I should just do it more.
  6. What is the best writing advice you’ve ever been given? – It was from a thing Ira Glass said.  To sum up you are not going to be as good as your favorite author right out of the gate.  Your taste in writing is more refined then your ability to write at first.  So you can’t compare your self to the greats.  You just have to keep working at it.   For example I am no Neil Gaiman or Terry Pratchett, but if you go back a find old stuff of theirs they used to suck too.
  7. Who is your favorite author? –  🙂   I sort of answered that just now. My favorite is Terry Pratchett right now.  I also love Neil Gaiman, Jim Butcher, Christopher Moore, Stephen King and Jane Austin.
  8. How do you make time to write?  – I don’t generally, nature does.  When it is raining I play inside, when inside I remember that I am a writer as well as a homesteader.  Problem here is that if we have two weeks without rain I have two weeks without writing.  That is something I need to remedy.
  9. Give us one word we should consider using as a prompt. Remember–it must have a third definition. –  Cyclopean
  10. Direct us to one blog post of yours that we shouldn’t miss reading. – http://weavingreality.wordpress.com/2011/12/24/the-magic-of-christmas-or-noir-noel/

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