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Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Serials and Scenarios - Comma(on) Rituals - Gina Holmes

Some out there in writing land have strange rituals. Share yours.

I sometimes clap for myself when I write something well or my characters surprise me. Not like a 'bravo' clap but like a happy, yey clap. And sometimes I get caught acting out the action scenes. (Nothing like having an audience when your pretending to kick in an imaginary door.)

Gina Holmes runs the popular fiction writer's blog, Novel Journey and assists with sister site, Novel Reviews. She has interviewed many of today's greatest authors from Ted Dekker to Karen Kingsbury to Walter Wangerin Jr. She is wife, mother, writer, blogger and Registered Nurse. She is currently working on her third suspense novel. www.noveljourney.blogspot.com www.novelreviews.blogspot.com

If this seems odd to you. Check out the following question and answer. I think it will put a whole new slant on things.

I also asked Gina the following question....

If you could ask any person, living or dead, a random question -- what question would you ask of whom?

I'd ask Ane Mulligan why she puts tea cups on her head.

Being a curious individual - I sought out Ane and posed this strange question.

She provided the following answer....

LOL – well my brain needs caffeine for creativity. The closer the source, the quicker the fix … right?

Ane Mulligan www.anemulligan.com Book Reviews: www.novelreviews.blogspot.com

Alrighty then, see you tomorrow.......


Janet Rubin said...

Thats great Gina. I sometimes appear a little looney while writing at my computer. If I write something I'm very happy with, I start laughing out loud. Occasionally I do a mad-scientist type of laugh-- Wah ha ha.. I am a writer!!
My other ritual is reading my chapters out loud. Helps me hear the mistakes and odd-sounding spots I've missed. Thanks Kelly!

Heather Smith said...

That's it all writers are weird. Or is it just us Penwrights. Who knows. At least I don't put teacups on my head I guess! Have a good one, Kelly!