Minx is desperate for links (linx?). How else to explain her pouncing upon me within moments of my reopening the blog to tag me with a difficult writing meme. My blogbody was barely warm again. Oh, I link you, foul Minx, but I also have a surprise in store for you in the next couple of days. (chuckles to self) Get ready for some day-rueing, my friend.
On with the meme...
What is the last thing you wrote?
Clever to put this one first, so my answer isn't "the answer to the previous question." I wrote an email. Does that count? It had no symbolism, though. Very little conflict. Even the characters were crudely drawn.
Was it any good?
By what standards? It conveyed the information I needed to convey.
What's the first thing you wrote and you still have?
Hmmm. Bad fantasy stories from 8th grade, I think.
Write poetry? Angst?
I write poetry sometimes. I'm not sure what you mean by angst, though. Are you offering me angst? No, thank you.
Favorite genre of writing?
I seem partial to word writing.
Most fun character you've ever created?
Aside from myself? I find secondary characters to be the most fun, because they can go a little farther out.
Most annoying character?
Protagonists. They just refuse to do what you tell them sometimes. Also: characters with shrill voices.
I'm not particularly plot-driven. For me, it's all concepts and characters.
Write fan fiction?
For a writer's meme, you sure have included more than your share of sentence fragments. And, no. That story in which Mulder and Buffy team up to defeat the Borg was not mine. (shudders) OK, that's maybe unfair. I don't actually read fan fiction, either, so I shouldn't be saying snarky things about those who do.
Type or write?
Proficient in both. Is this a job interview? Am I doing well?
Ever go back to an old idea?
Absolutely. The current novel is the one I tried to write when I was 19.
Favorite thing you've written?
I'll answer this when I see a parenting meme that asks which child is best.
Do you show people your work?
Sometimes. I'm a bit weird about it, and it makes me terribly anxious, but I understand that it makes me better, so I force myself to do so, among a selected group of trusted folks.
Did you ever write a novel?
Yup. Did you?
Favorite setting for your characters?
Low. So they simmer.
How many writing projects are you working on?
I assume we can have the definition of "working" be somewhat fungible? If so, somewhere between three and ten.
Do you want to write for a living?
Makes sense, since I seem to live for the writing.
Ever written anything in script or play form?
Moon Topples: (to self) Nothing presentable. (sighs)
Five favorite words...
You have completed this meme.
Which character most resembles you?
Of mine? Uh, many of them, in the right light. Of other folks' stuff, I get Eeyore a lot.
Where do you get your ideas for other characters?
Is "people" a suitable response?
Ever write things based on your dreams?
Sure, but more often I get ideas when I am just on the cusp of sleep. I create much better if I am nearly asleep. Works for songs, too.
Do you favor happy endings, sad or cliff hangers?
What a weird question. I'll ignore the implication that there are only three ways to end something. The story goes where it goes. I suppose "sad" is probably the one I lean toward, but you have to give the story the ending it wants, or there is no point.
Ever written anything based on an artwork?
No, but a friend of mine said he might do some artwork based on one of my descriptions of a painting. Which is the opposite of what you asked, I suppose.
Are you concerned with spelling and grammar as you write?
I took out all of the superfluous "u"s from the silly Brit spellings in this meme. So I guess I am.
Ever write entirely in chatspeak?
OMG! No. lol.
Entirely in L337?
I made a calculator say "boobies" in third grade. I assume that counts.
Does music help?
With what? I understand it's handy for beast-soothing.
Quote something you've written.
"...there was no fan in the bear's head, and there should have been."
I tag Signs, because she told me to.