I have been tagged by Eva Blaskovic at https://evablaskovic.com/ to play along with this Q&A, so here goes.
Rules: Thank the blogger who nominated you. Thanks Eva (I think!)
Answer the questions you were given by that blogger.
Nominate 10 bloggers, give them 10 new questions, and let them know they’ve been tagged.
The questions I received were:
Country or city? Most certainly country – I like my space, the sound, smells and sights of the great outdoors. I grew up in the English countryside and find cities too noisy and crowded to stay very long.
For writing: silence, music, or other? Depends on my mood – sometimes silence, other times classical music, however once absorbed in my words everything around me disappears.
What/where is your favorite writing retreat? A difficult question as I have quite a few – Strawberry Creek Lodge, anywhere I holed-up on road trips, my local library or coffeehouse or even when alone in my house for several hours.
What do you consider to be the most meaningful book to you and why? Another difficult question as different books meant different things to me as I grew. I loved Stig of the Dump by Clive King as a child, the idea of befriending a caveman appealed to me. Ferney by James Long is a book I re-read over and over, it is beautifully written and I love reincarnation theme, it is a subject I researched in depth when nursing and again when writing my novel, The Twesome Loop.
Can you write in a language other than English? If so, what is it? Nope – English is it for me! If I thought I could do it I would love to learn Italian.
Would you like to live in the past, present, or future? If past, what is your favorite time period in history and what do you like about it? If you are asking for the ‘romantic’ view of past eras then porobably Elizabethan England, however if you mean to go back as it actually was then 1950’s. The reality of the 15th century with poverty, short life spans and dreadful mortality it is less appealing. For the 1950’s I could enjoy the music, dance and experience the cusp of the sixties movement.
Spring, summer, fall, or winter? Can I say I love more than one? The sudden greenness of spring after winter brings me joy. The possibilities of road trips in the summer and fall are exciting and a chance to discover new places.
What is your dream goal or dream job, if you’re not already doing it? A multifaceted goal – to write for a living travelling the world for inspiration and publishing novels reflecting the places I stay in.
Have you ever wanted to do anything “out there” like skydiving, spelunking, deep sea diving, or visiting Antarctica? I would love to skydive, go in a hot air balloon, swim the Great Barrier Reef, walk the Great Wall of China, visit Victoria Falls (the place of my birth) and live in Rome.
Would you go to the moon or to Mars? To be honest neither – there is so much to explore in the beauty of our planet.
Now for my blogger nominees:
You are my potential nominees. You may post your answers here in the comments or create your own blog post, as I have done.
There is no time limit on this Q&A Blog Tag. Please do not feel rushed or even obligated to take part, I know we all have a lot of projects to complete and life stuff to do!
Your questions are:
Which do you prefer – tea or coffee or something else?
Vacation destination – beach, city, cruise or adventure?
As a writer do you plot your novels step by step or free flow allowing the idea freedom?
Given the choice would you either write your memoir OR the autobiography of someone else?
What inspires you to write?
Do you prefer one genre or many to read? If one genre – why that one?
Which TV show from your childhood was your favorite?
What is your preference for a pet? Dog or cat or some other animal?
List two items you would rescue in the case of a house fire.
What skill do you wish you had?
Thank you for joining in, Mandy