1. Do you write fiction or non-fiction? Or both?
I “think” fiction; I write non-fiction.
2. Do you keep a journal or a writing notebook?
Sporadically I keep a journal. Very sporadically.
3. If you write fiction, do you know your characters’ goals, motivations, and conflicts before you start writing or is that something else you discover only after you start writing? Do you find books on plotting useful or harmful?
I’ve never read a book on plotting. Probably should – I have trouble with plots, which is why I mostly write non-fiction!
4. Are you a procrastinator or does the itch to write keep at you until you sit down and work?
How long have those stories been in my head? Too long!
5. Do you write in short bursts of creative energy, or can you sit down and write for hours at a time?
Short bursts. Unless I’m working on the blog or something really fun.
6. Are you a morning or afternoon writer?
At work I’m an all-day writer. Which explains why I don’t write a lot after!
7. Do you write with music/the noise of children/in a cafe or other public setting, or do you need complete silence to concentrate?
I work extremely well, almost require, sound. Telly, music, people in the background. Otherwise, my tinitus makes me crazy!
8. Computer or longhand? (or typewriter?)
Mostly computer (always at work) – ideas at home in longhand.
9. Do you know the ending before you type Chapter One? Or do you let the story evolve as you write?
I think I know. But I always leave myself open!
10. Does what’s selling in the market influence how and what you write?
11. Editing/Revision - love it or hate it?
Editing is my favorite part. I love editing myself. I love editing others. I get great joy of hacking away line after line with a red flair pen! Reworking sentences! Oh, yes, I love to edit!