Today’s guest post is from Vikki who blogs at The-View-Outside. She is a wonderful writer and always has such fun photo writing prompts! Be sure to check out her blog and take part in them!
1) What is the number one most inspiring thing for you as a writer? That one thing that without it, you would find it so much harder to write?
The second would be my mobile phone *snigger* Ok, not my phone as such….the camera 🙂 My phone, and hence my camera, goes everywhere with me. It’s an extension of my notebook. I take at least 1 photo a day, every day, and I use these as prompts for story ideas.
There have been lots of people who have inspired me over the years, but at the moment, it has to be Elizabeth Haynes. I met Elizabeth through a local writing group and when I joined she had just had her first novel accepted for publication. It was Elizabeth who encouraged me to do Nanowrimo in 2010, and who kept me going through Nano 2011. We meet every few weeks for a writing session in a cafe. I get more done during that time than i usually do in a week! Lol.
Elizabeth wrote 2 novels whilst holding down a full time job and looking after a family. That, to me, is inspirational 🙂
4) An off-topic question: If you could co-write with any author, alive or dead, who would it be and why?
Wow, that’s a hard, but interesting question 🙂 My favourite authors are Fay Weldon, Anita Shreve and Linda Gillard, so I really should pick one of those shouldn’t I? But, the person I’d most like to work with is my husband. He’s a very talented writer but doesn’t have the passion (and patience) for it that I have. Perhaps one day we’ll be the next Nicci French….that would be something 😉