As a new blogger I’ve explored other blogs, blogging ideas, blog challenges and blogging prompts. What a surprise huh? Ran across this one called Trifecta with a different twist that I want to keep following. The questions and answers below are part of my participation in Trifecta. So without further ado, fan fare, annoyances, or advertising, here are my answers to ten fascinating questions.
1. What is your name (real or otherwise)?
Kami Tilby. It’s real. Really. Otherwise, I’d make up something like Hortense Decrepit.
2.Describe your writing style in three words.
Fluent, Fluid, Funny-ish.
3.How long have you been writing online?
Two months and 6 days as a blogger. Overly long status updates on Facebook for 2 years. Snarky comments on Facebook for 3 years.
4.Which, if any, other writing challenges do you participate in?
I rocked NaBloPoMo in November. I’m a dabbler in the Daily Post, meaning I post daily, but don’t often respond to specific topic challenges on WordPress.
5.Describe one way in which you could improve your writing.
Be less timid; write like I’m a rock star with a million followers who hang on my every word.
6.What is the best writing advice you’ve ever been given?
A) Keep your butt in the chair and write! B) Limit adjectives and adverbs. C) Read great literature. And D) a twist on the Kindergarten classic, “show, don’t tell.”
7.Who is your favorite author?
I love Anne Lamott. I swoon over Geraldine Brooks! Ivan Doig‘s descriptions leave me breathless. Anna Quindlan and Anne Tyler are exquisite. Elizabeth Berg reads minds and hearts. Richard Ford, Barbara Kingsolver, Marilyn Robinson, write with rich, evocative, flowing prose. Leif Enger, oh my, you have to read his books. Ann Tyler, covers it all. Thomas Hardy, is all pain and stark beauty.
8.How do you make time to write?
I give up two hours of sleep every morning. Sometimes I give up bedtime too. Depends. My best writing seems to happen when I’m only partially coherent. Which, come to think of it, is most of the time. I must be a brilliant writer. Or delusional. Or very sleep deprived.
9.Give us one word we should consider using as a prompt. Remember–it must have a third definition. Incandescent. Then, I could write about myself, on a good day, slightly delirious and self-aggrandized, and with a bit of a God complex. Or not.
10. Direct us to one blog post of yours that we shouldn’t miss reading.
What happened to the trifecta idea? Fine, if you’re going to limit me to just one post. It would have to be “The Good, The Bad, The Not So Pretty of Parenting Moments.” Although, be assured this is not a mommy blog.
There you have it. Me in a Meme.
I’m not usually so me, me, me. But I couldn’t help myself. Embarrassing.
(Seriously, you should check out one of those writers I mentioned in number 7. You can’t go wrong with any of them. Sure, you can wait until after Christmas, but no longer.)