Friday, March 27, 2009

Site Suggestions

I would love to hear any suggestions for the site. I'd like this to be a place everyone finds fun and useful. I'm also building the site, and I'd love input on how you'd like it to develop. So, if there's anything you don't like, or if you have any suggestions for improvement, they are very welcome!


Scruffy said...

woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof.


Rick Daley said...

It's fun answering questions in character. The more inventive the question, the more fun or challenging it is crafting the response.

After a while, once our characters get to know each other, guest posts with a "Who am I" type game could be fun.

Here are a few suggestions for questions:

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Where were you born?
Have you ever been in love?
What makes you mad?
What is your favorite place other than home that you have ever been to?
If you had $1 million, what would you do with it?

Andre Vienne said...

It's amazing fun. It's actually helped me find a loose motivation and expound on something that was left out when I first started writing.

Granted, I'm a roleplaying game geek, so this is all familiar, but I hadn't gotten to play around with my main character in this way before. I'll have to try it with all of them in time.

Can't think of many questions, at the moment, slight sleep deprivation, but if I do, I'll get back to you.

Mira said...

Rick - those are great questions. I'll use them!

I've been thinking of organizing the questions into elements of writing - description, emotion, plot arc, um, other elements as I think of them. :-)

Just to get some variety to the questions. But I'm not sure if that feels too much like work.

I was also toying with the idea of challenges - speaking anti-voice, having a conversation between author and character, things like that.

A 'who am I' type of game sounds fun - how would that work?

Thanks so much for the ideas. Appreciate them.

Mira said...

Andre - yes, definitely let me know if you think of anything.

I'm glad it's been helpful. I'm a role-playing geek, too, so this is something I love to do for fun, but I've been amazed at how much it tightens my writing skills. I'm glad it did that for you, as well.

I'd love to meet your other characters. In the meantime, I hope you get some sleep. :-)

Marilyn Peake said...


This site has been such great fun, I've been dashing over here every day to see what the new question is, and it's been great fun getting to know other authors' characters.

I love the ideas that other people have suggested in this thread.

Mira said...


I love that you're here and posting! It's wonderful to see you embody your characters. You have such a wonderful prose voice. Thanks for being here - and if you have suggestions, please do let me know.

Marilyn Peake said...

Thanks, Mira!

Mira said...

Oh. I should mention thanks for your suggestions, Scruffy.

I'll have to ponder the deep meaning underlying your words.

Appreciate your contribution.

Anonymous said...

Lurker here. Like the site. Keep it up.

Mira said...

Thanks! I'm glad you like the site! :-)