I really wish I could re-do my patronus test. Not because I didn’t like my result, but just because I had no idea what to expect going into the quiz. I’m legally blind so I have to look pretty closely at my computer screen and everything just went by too quickly. I don’t think I got an accurate result.
1. Are there common settings (fictional or real) that show up in your writing? Settings? Not in particular. I do write about the sea often, or the forest, but it’s really not intentional! Other than that I don’t think I set the scene very often or speak about the surroundings. Not in my poetry, at least.
2. Do you plan before writing, or go with the flow? Kind of both. Mostly going with the flow, but I tend to think of great things to write about while like, drying my hair or something. So I’ll make a note about what I want to write about and when the notes get long enough, that’s usually when I write.
3. If you could be a colour, what colour would you be and why? Probably red. Not sure why. It is one of my favorite colors (changes from day to day) but I think it’s just fiery and draws attention. It stands out and is an acquired taste. I’d totally be a red flower.
4. Do you often and prefer to write sober? Why or why not? I honestly have only written under the influence maybe a couple of times. Usually because if I’m drunk, I’m hanging with my BF or watching reality TV. My mind goes a million miles a minute when I drink. So I prefer sober, yes.
5. Do you multitask while writing? Nope! I know a lot of people do, but I’m actually someone who wants to sit and think only about what I’m writing. I tend to write really quick (my sonnets take a half hour to write start to finish) and just want the piece to be perfect. So no distractions! Distractions lead to me making typos or counting syllables wrong.
6. What genre(s) would you classify your writing under? Um, I don’t know. I guess I don’t classify them under any genre? I mean, I categorize them based on what type of piece they are. Like if it’s a sonnet or a haiku, not really based on the subject or what’s in the piece itself. I guess I’m mostly a love poet though. I tend to only write about love or anger, really.
7. What do you do more, read or write? Write. Well… see. I read a lot of tumblr poetry! So in that case I guess I read more, because I hardly write anymore. But I haven’t read an actual book in years, sadly.
8. What’s your favourite word and why? Right now it’s “pedantic” because ever since I learned what it meant I use it all the dang time.
9. Why do you write?
One word: Myself. Well, I guess more accurately, for myself. I know that’s probably one of the most simple and unimaginative answers I could have given to this question. I wish I had some poetic word-and-narrative combination for you because I sort of feel like I took the easy way out for giving such a generic answer, but it’s true nonetheless. I write for me. To vent, to feel, to awaken those feelings, to manage those feelings, to take what I’m feeling and turn it around for myself, to view a situation from the eyes of a writer and a reader as opposed to just in my own head, to think, to share, to encourage openness, to grow, to heal and in those rare cases revel in healing someone else, all while purely enjoying every line I write. I write because I can, because I like it, because it’s me. It’s a part of me. If I didn’t write, I wouldn’t be being me. I write for me.