June 22, 2013

Frequently Asked Questions

As a writer, I get asked a lot of questions.  I'm going to answer them all in one convenient place for those nosy family members and friends.

Am I in your book?
Maybe.  If the book is ever published and you're in it, you're likely to recognize yourself.

Could you not kill my character?
Yeah, of course! Your character's chance of dying just went up 50%.

Can I do something awesome/be the main character/be a fairy? (*cough*Hannah*cough*)
I have predetermined ideas and ideas that later come to me.  It's unlikely that I'll ever use unsolicited suggestions.

What's your book about?
It's about this thing that happens...the main character is pretty awesome...I can't really tell you more because I've discovered that often ruins my ability to write the book.  And I also worry about plagiarism a lot.

You should write a dystopian/paranormal novel!  They're so popular these days and so poorly written that it wouldn't be hard for you to get published.
Ouch.  That hurts just a little.  I write in whatever genre I get an idea in.  But all of my books are first and foremost young adult fiction because I know teens (after all, I am one).

I think that covers most of them.  I get "Am I in your book?" a lot.  And unsolicited suggestions for what their character should do, if I disclose that there is a character based off of them.


  1. I didn't know you get that A LOT a lot! Wow! a writer should write what you want to write about. ;) Good luck with your stories and keep on writing!

  2. Ouch. But I love your answer to "Could you not kill my character." That's pretty awesome.

    Oh, and how can I read your new short story? Could you PM it to me on the NaNo site, maybe?


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