Joshua Robertson once again posted a video covering a fun little set of questions for authors. Like I did with the previous one, I will be answering these with no added explanation (but feel free to ask in the comments or via Facebook/Twitter if you want to). Also, if you wish to do a video or post answering these, post a link in the comments and I will check your answers out!
Keep in mind, these all begin with “Would you rather”
1)…have a Male main character or a Female main character? Female main character.
2)…wake up before dawn every day to write or stay up into the early morning hours to write? Wake up before dawn
3)…write a book that is torturous to write but which is very popular or write a book that is fun to write but which is only known by a small audience? Fun to write, always. Even for an audience of one.
4)…write a SciFi story or a Fantasy story? Fantasy story, although I dabble in Sci-Fi.
5)…use first person or third person? Third person.
6)…meet any character of any book/short-story in real life for one day or personally know any author you wish? I would go with knowing any author I wish (Tolkien), although I’d be very happy to also know Brandon Sanderson.
7)…only be able to write your book in scenes from end to beginning or only be able to write it in scenes that jump around in the timeline randomly? Jump around randomly on the timeline.
8)…only be able to write dialog if you act out the voices out loud or only be able to write action if you act it out in real life? Write the action!
9)…publish with the most successful publishing house in your genre but have to wait 2 years to see your book in print or self publish with no expense or marketing assistance but see your book in print within 3 months? I’d choose to wait 2 years to land a contract with TOR…
10)…write a goofy story or write a serious story? Serious story
11)…have an authorial “voice” that always sounds like the narrator from Planet Earth or have an authorial “voice” that always sounds like Captain Kirk? Captain Kirk
12)…write a story knowing that you will have to kill off the main character eventually or write a story knowing that everyone the main character is close to you will eventually have to kill off? Wow…let’s go with everyone close to the main character will end up dying.
13)…leave your ending somewhat open and bittersweet or leave your ending on a cliffhanger? Cliffhanger to build anticipation for the next book
14)…have your cover art designed by Tim Burton or have your cover designed by Stan Lee? Stan Lee!!!
15)…write in many different genres or write only in one genre? One genre, as there are really only two I might write in.
16)…have all of your characters have some physical deformity or have all of your characters have some internal twisted nature? Physical deformity would be interesting
17)…have an orphaned main character with good friends or a main character with a good-sized family and family problems? Orphaned with good friends
18)…write the sex scene or not write the sex scene? Not write the sex scene.
19)…write about uncertain dangers and intrigue or write about direct confrontation and violence? Both are fun, but let’s take direct confrontation and violence
20)…have to answer any question put to you by your fans or have no fans asking you questions? I’ll answer any question. Bring them all on!