Hey!! Please welcome Elizabeth Scott!!! She is the Author in the spotlight for the month of November! I hope you enjoy the questions, and wonderful answers! Thanks Elizabeth!
1) What encourages you to write books such as Living Dead Girl?
Living Dead Girl is much darker than the other books I have out now, and I actually got the idea for it from a dream! I had the dream--the exact same dream--about Alice, from Living Dead Girl, for several nights, and I realized I had to write the book. >
2) Have you ever had writers block? If so, what do you do to get > that out of the way and to continue writing? >
A)I think there are two kinds of writer's block. The first is the > kind where you can't think of anything to write, and the second is > kind is when you're stuk on something you're writing.>> When you can't think of anything to write, it usually means you > need a break--your brain needs some downtime to recharge and relax. > So do lots of fun stuff and tell yourself "I'm not writing! And > that's okay!" And then usually what happens is the day you have > something amazingly fun planned, you get an idea for a story. And > so you go out but spend the whole time thinking about what you want > to write. :-)>> When you're stuck on something you're writing, some people advise > taking a break and thinking about the story, and some people advise > just writing through it. I, personally, have done both. Sometimes I > just take a break and watch movies and tv and read books until I > realize what I need to do, and sometimes I just force myself to > write even though I hate what I'm writing and tell myself I'll fix > it later.>>
3) Where do you like to write?
A) I'll write anywhere--I written in the car (not while driving!), on trains, in the middle of the night sitting in the bath (so I won't wake my husband up!)--but my favorite place to write is in bed. >>
4) What kinds of foods do you usually tend to eat while writing?
A) I don't eat when I'm writing. I tend to zone out--I don't hear or see anything around me. (Which is why I don't listen to music when I write--I just don't hear it)>>
5) What is your most favorite book and why?
A) I can't pick one book as a favorite, sorry! There are too many that I love :-)>>>
6) What catagory of books do you usually read? Fiction, Non- > Ficiton, Sci-Fi, etc?
A) I will read just about anything! (And I really feel that if you want to write, you *must* read--and real all kinds of books)>>>
7) What did you do and how hard was it for you to become a writer?
A) I've had so many jobs it would take forever to list them all! As for how "hard" it was to become a writer--realizing I wanted to write took me a while (a loooooong while!), but when I did, I fell in love with it. I really admire anyone who knows what they want to do before the age of, oh 35 or so. :-) >>
8) What advice would you give to someone that really wants to > write, but doesnt know if they can achieve it or not?
9) Out of all the books you have written, which one is your > favorite, and why?
A) They all have their own place in my heart--some were *so* hard to write, some came out easily--but they've all taught me something.
I hope you all enjoy this wonderful interview! Thanks Elizabeth!