Trifecta, edited by Lisa Marie Harvey and David Moore, offers up a weekly writing challenge. The only thing you can rely on is that it will be challenging; and it will somehow involve the number three.
Lisa and David recently asked those who participate in their challenges and contests to answer a handful of questions to share with others and build community. Usually I demure at such requests, but for reasons I cannot fully articulate, I opted to give this a go. So, here you are – my answers to these depth-seeking questions.
What is your name (real or otherwise)?
My real name is Kim Nelson, although I have also been published under the pseudonym, Kate McLaughlin.
Describe your writing style in three words.
How long have you been writing online?
Between my two writing identities, I’ve regularly posted online since early 2007.
Which, if any, other writing challenges do you participate in?
Describe one way in which you could improve your writing.
I need to continue to write away from cliche. I want to convey familiar messages and meanings in a completely original way.
What is the best writing advice you’ve ever been given?
Just write. Every single day. Lock away the internal editor and write, write, write.
Who is your favorite author?
I read poetry, non-fiction, novels, spiritual and religious texts, short stories, essays, blogs. I read voraciously and have lots of favorites within each realm and genre.
How do you make time to write?
Writing has always been my most natural form of expression. I write. Simple as that. Now… making time for writing something that’s fit for another’s eyes is a completely different story. I usually plan my day so that I have a chunk of time calendared specifically for writing. Of course, when I’m on deadline, my Type-A personality takes over; and I can forego nearly everything else to meet my commitment and make my goal.
Give us one word we should consider using as a prompt.
Direct us to one blog post of yours that we shouldn’t miss reading.
Get In The Game … and let me know what you think!