Michael & Judy Peck [lovpeck]
What did you first read? How did you begin to write? Who were the first to read what you wrote?
MichaeL:Green Eggs and Ham. I was reacting to an experience. The first people to read my poems were my closest friends.
Judy: The King James Bible & Dick and Jane, I began writing poems and prayers that my paternal grandmother embroidered into pillow tops.
What is your favorite genre? Can you provide a link to a site where we can read some of your work or learn something about it?
Michael: I write poems, dark & foreboding, light & silly, rhyming or not....
Judy: I love christian romance... you can visit http://HappilyEverAfterBook.com where you will find our first joint effort.
What is your creative process like? What happens before sitting down to write?
Michael: I am inspired by movies, outdoors, clearing and at the same time filling my mind.
Judy: I feel an urgency to relate an idea, emotion, or dream that must be trapped on paper.
What type of reading inspires you to write?
Michael: Adventure & fantasy.
Judy: The Bible, of course!
What do you think are the basic ingredients of a story?
Michael:to get a reaction from the reader.
Judy: to help the ready learn something.
What voice do you find most to your liking: first person or third person?
What well known writers do you admire most?
Michael: Steven Kning & EA Poe
Judy: Dolly Parton
What is required for a character to be believable? How do you create yours?
Michael: if I can feel it.
Judy: humanized atributes that stem from frailties.
Are you equally good at telling stories orally?
Michael & Judy... Sometimes
Deep down inside, who do you write for?
Judy... lost souls
Is writing a form of personal therapy? Are internal conflicts a creative force?
Does reader feed-back help you?
Do you participate in competitions? Have you received any awards?
Do you share rough drafts of your writings with someone whose opinion you trust?
Both... Each other and very close friends
Do you believe you have already found "your voice" or is that something one is always searching for?
What discipline do you impose on yourself regarding schedules, goals, etc.?
What do you surround yourself with in your work area in order to help your concentrate?
Do you write on a computer? Do you print frequently? Do you correct on paper? What is your process?
Both... on scraps of paper if an idea strikes... but normaslly on the computer
What sites do you frequent on-line to share experiences or information?
What has been your experience with publishers?
Both... not much good
What are you working on now?
Both... the male counterpart to 7 Days...
What do you recommend I do with all those things I wrote years ago but have never been able to bring myself to show anyone?
Both... Just do it... take a leap of faith!
Michael & Judy Peck