Hocus Pocus Questions



I say, what what! That devilish character aka Kristian from tales of the mind of Kristian has gone and tagged me for some witchery, Tom foolery and hocus pocus. Sorry old chap, that it’s a teensie weensie bit late, but l am jolly well dappery on it now! So don’t you be casting a spell on me, eh, eh?

This bubbly light heartedness was originally created by Kim Chance and Destiney Murtaugh.

The Questions in Question are as follows:

Sarah, Mary, & Winifred Sanderson: Being a witch is hard, but so is writing. If you had magical, witchy powers what aspect of writing or what part of the process would you magically skip over?

It would be that of which has already been suggested by the many – an editing spell.

Max and Dani: What relationships tend to be at the core of your books? Friends? Family? Romance?

Most of my tales centre around my own memories.

Amuck, Amuck, Amuck!: How do you approach the chaos that is drafting? Are you a plotter, a pantster, or a combo of both?

I tend to simply have an idea in my mind, and flow with that.

I Put a Spell on You: How do you deal with book ideas that want to pull your focus from your main WIP?

I don’t tend to have that happen when l am writing, but it does occur before l start to write usually because l have so many ideas to pull from that l can loose  focus. Am l correct in thinking that WIP = writing in progress?

Thackery Binx: Things aren’t always what they seem–Think back to when you first started writing to where you are now. How has your process transformed from then to now?

The more you practice the better you get at it! That has been my credo for years. My writing styles have changed enormously over the years, but l think that is the natural progression to most writers.

My Lucky Rat Tail: Do you have a writing ritual? If not, what are some of your favourite writing tools?

I bare my bottom to the world and light an escaping fart, then hop on one leg usually my left for three successive hops …….. no l don’t do that at all. I have no ritual, and no specific tools, just my computer keyboard and my mind.

Boooooookkk: Favorite Writing Craft Book?

I don’t tend to use those, although admittedly a few years ago, l bought myself a secondhand copy of Stephen King’s On Writing, l read it and then sold it on.

Another Glorious Morning: Do you enjoy writing in the morning? Or do you prefer the evening, like Winnifred?

I tend to write as and when the mood takes me.

The Black Flame Candle: What’s one of the biggest mistakes you’ve made so far in your writing journey? OR What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned?

I don’t really prioritze my writing in terms of mistakes, l just look at writing as a skill set and the more you work at your chosen craft the better you get at it. Errors, who knows we make them all the time.

Billy Butcherson: What’s a trope that most people hate, but you love and would like to see “come back from the dead”?

Not really bothered by tropes  actually.

Come Little Children: Songs that give you a “hypnotic” focus when writing? I.e., fav songs on your writing playlist

There are too many songs that l use for motivation, it really depends upon my overall mood at the time l am writing.



Britchy of Bitchin in the Kitchen

Sadje of Keep It alive

Lisa of All About Life

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