The ones that buffalo potato elephants. I highly suspect this has something to do with a TV show I don't watch.
What do writers read/are writers reading?
Books. All kinds of books. Books in every genre, especially their genre of choice, books that are good, books that are okay, books that are terrible, booky bookitedy books. Also, articles and magazines and comics and Twitter and blogs and cereal boxes and EVERY POSSIBLE THING IN THE WORLD. That is what writers read.
What writers influenced Charles Dickens?
Huh. Let's ask him. Or actually, since he's dead, I'll Google it... Apparently the answer is Henry Fielding, Daniel Defoe, and Oliver Goldsmith, whoever they are.
Definitely has to do with a TV show I don't watch.
What do authors do?
We auth. Occasionally authorize. And once in a blue moon, we also authoritate.
What authors died in 2012?
Well, I don't know. Let's see. Ah, here we go.
What authors influenced Shakespeare?
The answer to this would appear to be, a bunch of Greek and Roman guys. Fair enough.
"ALFRED! GET THE BATMOBILE! WE'RE GOING TO THE LIBRARY!"
Where do writers write?
It depends on the writer, to be honest. I'll write just about anywhere, but I'm more flexible than most. Some authors have rituals and stuff, a special desk, etc. I'm most comfortable writing in bed listening to music.
Where do writers meet?
ONLINE. Or at conferences. OR BOTH!
Where do writers work?
This is similar to the "writers write" question, but a lot of writers have day jobs, and those vary widely. Soooo widely. So I can't really give you an answer to that.
Covered this one just above.
Where do authors get their ideas?
Covered this one in the original post.
Where do authors exhibit unedited work?
Well, wherever you want to, I suppose. There are lots of good writing communities out there to work with and such. Readers and writers and editors, ready to help you out. If you're talking, like, art galleries, though, I'm pretty sure that doesn't happen.
Where authors collide!
Come back next time for an actual, serious, responsible post on readers and critique partners, and their place in the editing process. Hopefully I will have calmed down by then.
On a scale of potato to Leonardo da Vinci, exactly how insane am I?