Asks & Answers #1

Photo: Florian Klauer

On long car rides, my family and I play games like 20 Questions, Would you Rather, and Two truths and One Lie. Do I think Q & A's are fun? Yes, indeed! Here are a few reader inquiries as of late. In case you were wondering and even if you weren't well, now you know more about me than you wanted to. 

Also, um, sometimes it's hard for me to select just one favorite. Does that happen to you? It's like, well, I like unicorns and puppies...what about a uni-puppy? A puppy-corn? Okay, never mind, but you know what I mean, right? So here are a few favorites, which I reserve the right to change at any time because I can be rahhhther fickle. 

Okay, okay, moving on. 

My favorite...

Word(s)Purple and as of recently, pilcrow. ¶ In case you were wondering what a pilcrow looks like. (Kinda like a wonky candy cane if you ask me.) I encourage you to say these words out loud, feeling them on your tongue.

Author(s): I could write a book in response, but I'll try to keep it short. The following authors I admire, enjoy their writing style and story craft, imagine we may have hung out together in college, or otherwise simply enjoy what they do with words and storytelling.  

The J's: J.K Rowling & J.R.R. Tolkien (Fantasy. Because, duh.) Along with Maggie Stiefvater, Jandy Nelson, Autumn Doughton, Rainbow Rowell, Jessica Park, Robin Schneider, Natalie Lloyd, Elizabeth Gilbert... 

Book(s): Ditto above, but here are a few that I'll admit to reading more than once, which is a rarity around this parts because TIME:

The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
All of the Harry Potter books by J.K Rowling
I'll Meet you There by Heather Demetrios
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Social Media Platform: Twitter. It was my first. To me, the platform is intuitive and because I tend to be long winded, it's a daily exercise in keeping my thoughts concise and brief (which incidentally, works as both a time saver and a drill of sorts when it comes to writing fiction.)

Quote: I have TONS, but this one makes my heart tick faster: 

"What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?" 

For more on my love of words and quotes, my Pinterest Board, WORD, is chock full. 

That's all for now, but before you go, I want to know, what is your favorite word? Author? Book? Social Media Platform? Quote? Share in the comments below!

P.S. I have a few more Q & A's so please stay tuned!
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