Monday, May 21, 2012

14 Questions for writers

I'm snagging these questions for writers from MIT's OpenCourseWare for use as either blog fodder, exploring writerly objectives, or commenting (slightly edited to cut out school references in case you're in the school of  hard knocks and not an actual university).

Questions from MIT:
  1. What adjectives would you use to describe yourself as a writer?

  2. What do you like to read? What authors do you admire?

  3. What has been your best writing experience?

  4. How often do you write from your own experience?

  5. In what ways would you like to improve as a writer?

  6. What are the best and worst pieces of advice that you've received about writing?
Questions from me:
  1. How often do you write? Do you write regularly or sporadically? Is your writing mood-based or methodical?
  2. When do you do your best writing?

  3. What kind of writing do you do? Do you want to expand beyond your current style? 
  4. Do you ever struggle with writer's block? What do you do to combat it?

  5. Do you ever throw out your writing?

  6. Does anyone edit for you?

  7. What makes criticism constructive?

  8.  Do spelling and grammar errors slow you down when reading or writing, or are you able to overlook those in favor of content? (I know excellent established authors who go both ways on this so I am genuinely curious.)
Does this make you feel like writing? Go! :)

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