Boundless fun this Friday! First, middle grade author extraordinaire Barbara Dee is sharing her audition story over at A Year of Auditions.
And, below, debut novelist Matt Blackstone has stopped by to share a few of his writing quirks. Any look familiar to you?
If I had a particularly good writing day, I like to eat the same snack I had the day before. Except when I run out of that snack. I may be superstitious, but I'm also lazy -- a lucky snack definitely isn't worth leaving the house for.
Aside from the aforementioned "coaching," I need silence. My wife's sewing machine drives me bananas. She makes beautiful stuff, absolutely stunning, but it sounds like this: "ERDRADRETICKCHUCKACHUCKRAHERAHERADUGTICK." Those aren't random letters. That's the actual sound.
I sigh. Loudly. I'm a loud sigher. Combine that with my penchant for saying "oi, yoi, oi," you can understand why I'm often mistaken for a 75 year old shuffleboard champion in West Palm Beach, Florida.
I stretch a lot in my seat. You'd think I was getting ready for gymnastics. But I'm really getting ready for more sitting.
Learn more about the awesomeness that is Matt over at http://www.mattblackstonebooks.com/.