Tuesday, April 6

5 Questions with @AuthorKristina Knight

Nan & Liz started the party ... and I figured why not keep it going? So here we go - 5 questions with li'l ol' moi!

1. Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Do you have any advice for aspiring authors? This is a hard one because it's so easy to think everyone will react to every event just like I would. Also, I'm not a fan of the 'writers write every day and if you don't you're not a writer' type of advice. That's very much not how being human works. Yes, writers write, but we also read and refill our creative wells and have passions and pastimes that aren't keyboard related. But I digress...writing advice for aspiring authors. Hmmm...here is a bit of advice that I think is universal: Know why you want to write and what you want to achieve with writing and keep your focus on that path. Everyone writes for different reasons - there are some who want the notoriety and fame, some who are looking for an easy paycheck (bahaha on them!), some who just want to tell stories. If you know why you're in this crazy gig, it's easy to celebrate all the little wins along the way - your little wins and the little wins of your writing besties!

2. If you could be mentored by a famous author, who would it be and why? Okay, Nan totally came up with these questions, didn't she? She always has the hardest questions! Ummmm...I wouldn't mind a little fireside chat (or maybe Come to Jesus or even My Way Is the Best Way) sit-down with La Nora, especially if we made it a regular thing. Of course, I'd get distracted from the writing talk and just want to chat about her books, so maybe that isn't such a great idea. Ummm....And if we're talking all writing, not just romance author-ing, Shonda Rhimes is a font and having her as a mentor would be killer. 

3. At what point do you think someone should consider themselves a writer? At the point they've put sentences together. Not three or four, maybe not a full novel, maybe they've not submitted anything to a publisher or even a contest, but if that person is sitting down with the intent to tell a story for the entertainment and enjoyment of others? That person is a writer. 

4. If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be? Loyal, Procrastinator, Funny

5. You are the publisher and the choice is yours - what is your new romance imprint going to be? Oooh, fun one. Okay,  I love a bit of paranormal, some historical, contemporary, crime/suspense/thriller...but one thing all my favorite books have in common is their camp. I love a camp, fun, roll-with-it kind of book. So to be able to focus an entire imprint on camp? GIVE IT TO ME NOW! 

Alright, WordWrangler Readers, there you have it - 5 questions with me! Is there another burning question you've been dying to ask an author? Share in the comments - your question might make it in to our next question extravaganza!

6 comments:

  1. Love your answers! We do have such cool ideas for new imprints, don't we?

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  2. I like you answer about writing advice. I *try* to write everyday, or at least most days, but sometimes life gets in the way. That doesn't mean I don't take my writing seriously. I think knowing why you're writing is great advice. I'm still waiting to make that million!

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    1. me, too, Jana ... but remembering my why is key to not beating myself up about days when I can't write - or just need a break from wording.

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  3. I'd love to take credit for all the questions, Kristi, but the one about mentors was Liz's! ;-) We are quite the duo when we put our heads together! Great answers!

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