Thursday, September 17, 2009

Poll Time

A while back, I told you a little bit about me. Now, I want to know more about you.

1. What genre(s) do you read?
2. What genre(s) do you write?
3. Where are you on the path to publication? Published, querying, or writing/editing?
4. Do you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate, or advanced writer?
5. Do you have a job other than writing?
6. When do you write?
7. Are you a member of a critique group?
8. Have you taken or would you take online writing courses?
9. Would you have your manuscript professionally edited before sending it out to agents?
10. Why do you write?

13 comments:

  1. 1. What genre(s) do you read? Everything from Dan Brown to John Green to JK Rowling.

    2. What genre(s) do you write? Fantasy? Womens Fiction? I'm so totally not sure!

    3. Where are you on the path to publication? Published, querying, or writing/editing? Re Editing for the 1838384th time and on the third chapter of a new book

    4. Do you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate, or advanced writer? intermediate

    5. Do you have a job other than writing? SAHM

    6. When do you write? whenever I'm inspired

    7. Are you a member of a critique group? Haven't been able to find one yet

    8. Have you taken or would you take online writing courses? I'd love to!

    9. Would you have your manuscript professionally edited before sending it out to agents? If I could afford it!

    10. Why do you write? Because I'm in love with writing! (shhhh don't tell my husband, he might get jealous!)

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  2. 1. What genre(s) do you read? Mostly YA and MG

    2. What genre(s) do you write?
    Same :)

    3. Where are you on the path to publication? Published, querying, or writing/editing?
    Querying!

    4. Do you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate, or advanced writer?
    Intermediate to advanced.

    5. Do you have a job other than writing?
    Teaching :)

    6. When do you write?
    Whenever I can! Usually in the evening.

    7. Are you a member of a critique group?
    Several!

    8. Have you taken or would you take online writing courses?
    If I could afford it and it was worthwhile, yes.

    9. Would you have your manuscript professionally edited before sending it out to agents?
    No--because I can't afford it. But I can afford for partials to be edited, and I have done that before.

    10. Why do you write?
    Because I enjoy it! It's something that is both challenging and fun for me, and I enjoy the entire process.

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  3. 1. What genre(s) do you read? self-help, how-to, sci-fi
    2. What genre(s) do you write?
    self-help, YA
    3. Where are you on the path to publication? Published, querying, or writing/editing?
    published
    4. Do you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate, or advanced writer?
    somewhere between the last two - still learning & growing
    5. Do you have a job other than writing?
    professional speaker
    6. When do you write?
    anytime & anywhere
    7. Are you a member of a critique group?
    no
    8. Have you taken or would you take online writing courses?
    no
    9. Would you have your manuscript professionally edited before sending it out to agents?
    With competition so stiff, only an idiot would skip that step!
    10. Why do you write?
    because I want to inspire & uplift!

    L. Diane Wolfe “Spunk On A Stick”
    www.circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com

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  4. 1. Mostly women's fiction and literary fiction, but I read any and everything.
    2. Women's fiction.
    3. Writing 3rd book. Waiting on response to proposal for book 1.
    4. Intermediate.
    5. I'm a mom.
    6. Quiet time is the best. Morning and after kids are in bed.
    7. Yes.
    8. Yes.
    9. Yes. Do you want to pay? :D
    10. It is the way I know how to express myself best. I love the search and discovery of my voice. My characters make me.

    Great questions.
    ~ Wendy

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  5. 1. What genre(s) do you read? thrillers, romantic suspense, bits of a lot of different nonfiction for research
    2. What genre(s) do you write?
    romantic suspense, mystery
    3. Where are you on the path to publication? Published, querying, or writing/editing?
    published in short form fiction and nonfiction, querying a novel while writing another
    4. Do you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate, or advanced writer?
    intermediate
    5. Do you have a job other than writing?
    freelance graphic design
    6. When do you write?
    in my head a lot, at the computer a bit in the morning but mostly afternoons
    7. Are you a member of a critique group?
    two critique partners
    8. Have you taken or would you take online writing courses?
    one
    9. Would you have your manuscript professionally edited before sending it out to agents?
    yes
    10. Why do you write?
    can't stop

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  6. 1. What genre(s) do you read? Autobiography/diary, womens fiction, some mystery and true crime.

    2. What genre(s) do you write? First was co-authored inspirational. Now womens fic.

    3. Where are you on the path to publication? Published, querying, or writing/editing?
    Current WIP - revising.

    4. Do you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate, or advanced writer?
    I like to think I'm advanced. :)

    5. Do you have a job other than writing? Care giver to Mom, mother of three teens, Co-editor/publisher Rose & Thorn Journal.

    6. When do you write? Whenever I can. No set schedule.

    7. Are you a member of a critique group?
    Yes.

    8. Have you taken or would you take online writing courses?
    Once took one on preparing NF synopsis pkg. from Brette Sember.

    9. Would you have your manuscript professionally edited before sending it out to agents?
    Am thinking over that very question.

    10. Why do you write?
    Because I must.

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  7. 1. What genre(s) do you read? Women's fiction, chick lit, contemporary romance, some YA (cross over stuff)
    2. What genre(s) do you write? See above!
    3. Where are you on the path to publication? Published, querying, or writing/editing? I;m in the editing phase of being published! I signed with Lyrical Press, an epublisher, a couple months ago!
    4. Do you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate, or advanced writer? Intermediate,I guess????
    5. Do you have a job other than writing? Not anymore.
    6. When do you write? In the afternoon when my son is napping!
    7. Are you a member of a critique group? YES!!
    8. Have you taken or would you take online writing courses? I have...it was okay...I learned far more from my real life critique group.
    9. Would you have your manuscript professionally edited before sending it out to agents? I don;t think so...I've learned so so much by doing it myself.
    10. Why do you write? I enjoy creating something that other people enjoy...I enjoy giving people a world to lose themselves in....I love giving people characters they can identify with, cry with, laugh with....

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  8. 1. What genre(s) do you read? Literary fiction; women’s fiction; thrillers; detective

    2. What genre(s) do you write? Literary fiction

    3. Where are you on the path to publication? Published, querying, or writing/editing? Started a writers’ collective earlier this year. My book, Songs from the Other Side of the Wall, came out on September 1st

    4. Do you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate, or advanced writer? Anyone who ever thinks they’re not a beginner has to be kidding themselves

    5. Do you have a job other than writing? I’m a theologian/philosopher by training and a penpusher by trade.

    6. When do you write? An hour a night; every night, as soon as I get home, having spent the bus ride home thinking out what’s going to get written.

    7. Are you a member of a critique group? Online I’m part of Youwriteon, Authonomy, and The Boookshed

    8. Have you taken or would you take online writing courses? I haven’t, and I don’t think I would. I meet lots of lovely people on twitter and in the blogosphere and we all mull things through together.

    9. Would you have your manuscript professionally edited before sending it out to agents? I self-publish so I don’t send to agents. As a self-publisher I get my manuscript edited to within an inch of its life. If I were submitting, no, I wouldn’t, because I don’t think that’s what an agent’s looking for. They want to see a fresh voice, and you can’t edit in voice

    10. Why do you write? Because I can’t paint and I can’t sing. So I write about music and art instead

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  9. Very interesting comments. Thanks for sharing!

    Lynnette Labelle

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  10. 1. What genre(s) do you read?
    I love young adult, especially scifi/fantasy

    2. What genre(s) do you write?
    YA scifi, maybe horror, depending on where my next WIP takes me

    3. Where are you on the path to publication? Published, querying, or writing/editing?
    Still revising, but very close to querying

    4. Do you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate, or advanced writer?
    I think I've reached the intermediate stage, but opinions may vary on that. ;)

    5. Do you have a job other than writing?
    Yes, for now.

    6. When do you write?
    Whenever I can. I only work part time, so Monday is dedicated to writing.

    7. Are you a member of a critique group?
    Yes

    8. Have you taken or would you take online writing courses?
    I haven't. Maybe someday.

    9. Would you have your manuscript professionally edited before sending it out to agents?
    I haven't really considered this. Maybe.

    10. Why do you write?
    Stress relief. Creative outlet. Disconnecting from the real world. ;)

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  11. 1. What genre(s) do you read?
    I try to read everything but I tend to read historical romance more than anything else.

    2. What genre(s) do you write?
    Historical romance

    3. Where are you on the path to publication? Published, querying, or writing/editing?
    Writing/editing

    4. Do you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate, or advanced writer?
    Intermediate

    5. Do you have a job other than writing?
    I go to university... that counts as a job, right? LOL!

    6. When do you write?
    Whenever I possibly can! Sadly, this tends to be at night or on the weekends.

    7. Are you a member of a critique group?
    No.

    8. Have you taken or would you take online writing courses?
    No, I haven't. And I might if it was something I'd be really interested in.

    9. Would you have your manuscript professionally edited before sending it out to agents?
    No! That's a lot of money and I've learned from reading agent/editor blogs that it's really not worth your time to do it.

    10. Why do you write?
    Because I can't imagine not writing.

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  12. What genre(s) do you read? MG/YA

    2. What genre(s) do you write? MG/YA

    3. Where are you on the path to publication? Published, querying, or writing/editing? subbing

    4. Do you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate, or advanced writer? intermediate

    5. Do you have a job other than writing? 2 - marketing and mom

    6. When do you write? night

    7. Are you a member of a critique group? yes

    8. Have you taken or would you take online writing courses? if i had time

    9. Would you have your manuscript professionally edited before sending it out to agents? yes if i had already gotten some rejections.

    10. Why do you write? i love it!

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