Trifecta kindly asked that I answer these questions to post on their blog so all the Trifectans can get to know one another better. This was the first writing challenge I linked to from my blog and was hooked immediately...and not because I won the first time I entered either. :) Seriously, it is such a talented bunch of writers in there. I look forward to reading everyone's creations and to the next challenge each week. Thanks, Trifecta for making this such a fun writing community.
Now for the Q and A part of the post:
- What is your name (real or otherwise)? My real name is Melissa, but my friends call me Mel.
- Describe your writing style in three words. Developing, cautious, emotional.
- How long have you been writing online? I've been writing with my husband and posting our children's stories online for 3.5 years. I started According To Mags in January of 2012 (it's just a baby) to practice my writing solo.
- Which, if any, other writing challenges do you participate in? I've participated in The Lightning and the Lightning Bug, Writers on Edge, Yeah Right, and The Mom Pledge Blog Hop. *whispers* Trifecta is my favorite. :)
- Describe one way in which you could improve your writing. Taking the time to draft out my ideas, flesh them out, write a rough draft, edit, and then write the final draft. With two young kids this is a dream. :)
- What is the best writing advice you’ve ever been given? "Write like no one is reading."(Husband, 2009) and "Saying it out loud always helps." (ODNT, 2012)
- Who is your favorite author? I don't like to pick favorites. I enjoy exploring and reading a lot of different authors and genres. When I read, I learn about different writing styles. It adds to my writer toolbox.
- How do you make time to write? I wake up at silly hours of the morning and burn my tongue on my coffee.
- Give us one word we should consider using as a prompt. Remember--it must have a third definition. Scintillate or wallop
- Direct us to one blog post of yours that we shouldn't miss reading. This was my first post I made on the blog. Since it was my first solo post, it took me about 45 minutes to finally click "publish". It's called 'Better Late Than Never'.