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Friday, 27 April 2012

Writers' Blog quiz

Here are some questions to answer here in the comments and repost on another blog, or email to a friend. Keep the blog tag moving and share it with the world!

  1. Your favourite author?
  2. Your favourite novel?
  3. Your favourite classic novel?
  4. What novel would make a good movie?
  5. What novel would you most like to have written?
  6. Worst/best thing about being a writer?
  7. Two writers who inspired or influenced your writing?
  8. The three words to describe your own writing are …?
  9. Do you read widely (fiction only) or do you prefer to stick to one genre?
  10. What do you read for guilty pleasures?
  11. What are you reading right now?


  1. My favourite author changes every time I read something great. At the moment I'm a Salley Vickers fan, having just read "Miss Garnet's Angel". It was one of those books that when I'd finished I wanted to re-read immediately. But my favourite novel will be and has always been "Cannery Row" by John Steinbeck. Now, that's one I wish I had written. To be continued ...

  2. I'm disappointed in myself that I have not found the time to answer these questions with the right degree of thought. I will but it might take me awhile. But I can answer a couple off the top of my head.
    The worst thing about being a writer is your own self-doubt. Finding the time to write is hard enough but when the time is there and the mind is not aligned then re-reading what you have written and deciding its not worth editing let alone offering to someone for critique is worse. So sometimes putting it away until your mind is aligned works. The writing sometimes - and I mean sometimes - makes more sense then.
    The other questions I can answer it #7 - I really enjoy the writing of Deborah Challinor. A NZ writer who sets her stories around NZ but expands to other places as she needs to. She wraps up the historical, the romantic and the adventures into a great package and they are worth reading. I would love to write like her one day and be as successful! (In my dreams - but dreams are free).
    I've written an answer to this blog on my own blog at
    Be the first to answer those questions....