Maxine Pierson [maxinepierson]
What did you first read? How did you begin to write? Who were the first to read what you wrote?
When I as a child
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?
What is your creative process like? What happens before sitting down to write?
I " see" the story in my head.
What type of reading inspires you to write?
What do you think are the basic ingredients of a story?
A time frame- a main character- a theme.
What voice do you find most to your liking: first person or third person?
What well known writers do you admire most?
Maritta Wolff -Maggie Smith
What is required for a character to be believable? How do you create yours?
Out of my head
Are you equally good at telling stories orally?
Deep down inside, who do you write for?
Is writing a form of personal therapy? Are internal conflicts a creative force?
yes- and yes
Does reader feed-back help you?
Do you participate in competitions? Have you received any awards?
no- I am my own competitior
Do you share rough drafts of your writings with someone whose opinion you trust?
Do you believe you have already found "your voice" or is that something one is always searching for?
I found mine- yes
What discipline do you impose on yourself regarding schedules, goals, etc.?
LOL- I need more- am tryng forr 2-5 pages a day- and dong vioce recognition software.
What do you surround yourself with in your work area in order to help your concentrate?
Just make it quiet- and I am good to go.
Do you write on a computer? Do you print frequently? Do you correct on paper? What is your process?
Computer and print
What sites do you frequent on-line to share experiences or information?
What has been your experience with publishers?
What are you working on now?
A 3/4 finishsed book
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?
Publish- ot toss.
Boynton Beach Florida