What helps you get in the mood to write?I like to go for drives when developing stories. It helps if I can find a song that I can replay that fits the story, but even if I don’t, just having this time to let my mind wander and relax helps. When it’s time to sit down and write, I have a very definite process: I first have to turn off the Internet, as it’s much too distracting; then I do about fifteen minutes of free writing to clear my head and focus; and then I write nonstop (or at least, try to) for about two hours in a session in full-screen mode. I usually drink espresso or something highly caffeinated when writing, and I also have my outline and character notes on hand. It’s mostly a process of clearing my head and keeping myself free of distractions as I write.What is your favorite Fairy Tale Character?
I usually liked the villains the most, but they don’t usually have very strong personalities in the original stories. Disney did a good job of giving depth to the characters, especially in the early 90s when even the heroines seemed to have this sense of ennui about them. I think The Little Mermaid had my favorite characters overall.If a plague did happen, and Zombies were walking around. What would you do?Oh, like most people that have seen a zombie movie, I’ve thought about this a lot. I could probably barricade myself in my apartment easily enough, since I’m not on the first floor, but resources might be a problem. I definitely would not be making any cross-country journeys in search of lost relatives like they seem to in almost every zombie movie. That’s just nuts.