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“Black students are too poor and can’t do the academic work.” —Nicholas Sparks
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"It’s actions, not words, that matter." —Nicholas Sparks
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It's a meditation on life as a human being. Things don't split that neatly into good and bad. There were a lot of writers on shadows in the 19th century. People who lost their shadows, people who sold their shadows. That's where Jung got his interest in shadows. You have to confront the shadow; you have to name the shadow. And when you don't name the shadow, you project the shadow onto others.

—Why A Wizard of Earthsea is a Masterpiece
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1. Answer the questions.
2. Tag at least two people.
3. Have fun, and make the answers as short or as long as you like!

1. When did you discover you enjoyed writing?
I discovered I enjoyed writing when I was about 16. The book that inspired me to write was a story I read when I was about 14. It was a fantasy story about King Arthur as a child. But just because I was inspired to write didn't mean I actually write. It wasn't until I finished reading the Earthsea series did I start writing down the world that formed in my mind over two years. I didn't go out and just starting writing though. I started sketching very odd details in the world like certain plants, and a landscape which would eventually become the afterlife in the story. The story I'm writing now has gotten a little more sophisticated over the years, but it's essentially the same story I dreamed up when I was 14.

2. What are your strengths in writing?
Creating atmosphere.

3. What are your weaknesses in writing? 
Writing regularly. I forced myself to write regularly a few times over the decades and it just never amounted to anything good enough to keep. I've also ended up editing them to oblivion, until it resembled nothing that it was originally or just got rid of them. Now, I wait until my sleep is disturbed before I start writing. So I write erratically, and yet not. I've discovered that if I don't write for more than 3 months my mind won't let me sleep for more than 2-4 hours a night. When I get into a writing kick, I'd write for 8-10 hours a day. If I get interrupted during this time, I snap and become testy (meaning I become a bitch). I would sometimes forget to eat. Fortunately, I got a dog now and he won't let me get away with it.

4. What is your favourite genre to write in?
Fantasy. Supernatural.

5. Do you consider yourself a good writer?
I don't critique myself that way. I write and edit things until I feel comfortable with it. Is it good? Who knows. Am I good? Who knows.

6. Do you like to let a lot of people in real life read your work?
Do I want people to read it? If they want to, then yes. If they don't then no. This sort of reasoning leads to no one in my real life ever reading my work. So in the end, it's just something I do so I can sleep at night. So I guess, basically, I write for myself.

7. How often do you write?
#3

8. Who are your favourite authors and why?
Shakespeare — I like the classics :shrug: ; John Donne — his poetry is sexy; Ursula le Guin — first novelist that I knew who wrote main characters and the majority of characters who weren't white

9. Do you have any OC's? If so, describe your favourite ones.
Yes. I don't have any favorites.

10. Do you write fan-fiction? If so, for which fandoms?
No.

11. Do you prefer writing by hand or typing?
I don't have a preference. I write depending on where I am. If I'm in the middle of nowhere, I write by hand. But usually, I use my iPad. Before that, I used a laptop and before that a PC.

12. Are you a huge critic when it comes to writing?
I'm critical of my own work. I don't think I'm a huge critic.

13. What format do you like to write in the most? (Prose, short story, vignette, poetry, etc.)
Prose, vignette

14. Who do you tag?
I don't even know who's active so if you're out there and you wanna answer some of these questions, do it and send me a note with the link to your journal, I'll read it :)

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Memnalar Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
Thank you VERY much for the points!
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SRSmith Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014   Writer
Thanks for the :+fav: on 'I've been interviewed...', I hope you found the interview interesting!
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Thanks for the :+fav:
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Hello.  :)  Your photographs are stunning!
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BlackBowfin Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hello there.  Thank you kindly for the fave.  Have a great Sunday. :)
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