Andrewmferrell very generously nominated me for a Liebster Award for Danny’s Story: The Car Ride. Here are his questions and my answers:
Andrewmferrell: Among your blog posts, which was the most painful to write?
Anniewat: None were painful in the sense that they brought up some kind of emotion. But painful in the sense that I had to stretch my imagination, probably Donna’s Story: The Girl on the Bus.
AMF: When do you feel most creative? Not just time of day, but is it when there are people around or when you are by yourself with just your inner voice?
AW: There seems to be no rhyme or reason as to when I feel most creative. I tend to feel it when I get an idea or notice something that interests me, something that ignites my imagination.
AMF: What language would you want to learn if you could learn it in a day?
AW: French. Not sure why exactly. Maybe because Paris isn’t far away and I used to pop over there for lunch. My French is limited and it would have been so nice to just chat away to the locals.
AMF: Where is your favourite place to write? (and do you write on paper first or strictly digital?)
AW: Ooooo, I’m quite partial to writing in bed, but also absolutely used to love writing at the BL (British Library), the NAL (National Art Library), and also the CUL (Cambridge University Library). I always have a pad and pen with me so that I can jot down ideas as and when, but I tend to write straight on to my IPad.
AMF: What person, famous or not, living or dead, real or fictional, would you say inspires you to be a better person?
AW: Without wishing to sound arrogant, probably myself. Although my step children are a total inspiration as kids need to have a strong role model. My dad is also a massive influence.
AMF: What was your family/friends reaction when you started your blog? Were they supportive or did they think your were crazy?
AW: 100% supportive.
AMF: What is your favourite book and why do you like it? If you cannot choose one favourite, then pick one that touched your life and tell why/how it did so.
AW: Easy answer: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Every time I read it – and there have been maaaaany rereads – I see something new.
AMF: What hobby, other than blogging, brings you happiness in life?
AW: Writing my novel, and cooking. I love film and live theatre.
AMF: What do you miss from your childhood?
AW: No responsibilities, and only having to think about when I can next go out to play!
AMF: What do you want to be remembered for when you are gone from this life?
AW: Being fun to be with. I hope that I’m thought of as a great stepmother, a fair and supportive person, and a damn good writer.