Shaily answered my questions! And the answers are ace. 🙂
A quote from it:
One of my frequent dream destinations is an ancient temple on a mountain. Not sure what deity or what religion…but it calls to me. It is dark, mysterious and beyond time. I only get to see it from a distance though. Every time, I spend all my time trying to reach it–walking up the mountain road, sometimes trying to persuade my companions that it is worth it but failing, sometimes stuck in the small colorful market that falls in the way wasting precious hours, and sometimes climbing up and down a maze of overpopulated stairs.
She also writes great short stories, sometimes sad, often beautiful, and posts fascinating nature from India, so have a wander through her blog. You won’t regret it.
For anyone else who fancies answering some questions about their writing, here they are:
Do your dreams ever give you inspiration for stories? If so can you describe one that has?
Do you feel comfortable writing characters of other races/ genders or with extreme experiences you’ve never had? What are your no go areas for characters?
Have you ever written anything that you wouldn’t write now? What was it and what’s changed?
How about a genre? Do you always stick to the same one? Is there a genre you’d like to work in, but don’t know how?
If you’ve written a novel, what was your method? did you plan it all out beforehand with flow charts and lists? Or did you have a vague idea of what would happen and just start writing?