Monday, July 8, 2013
On the way to the moon I tripped over this three wheeled contraption
Okay, so this weekend I was seriously blog hopping, happily reading and commenting my way through the blogosphere, and I stumbled upon Trifecta. Instant hook. They have a cool introduction meme and so it begins. Welcome to my world, Black and Gray: one woman's terrifying and glorious leap off the cliff of midlife.
What is your name (real or otherwise)?
My name is LaTonya. You know in the old days we used pseudonyms. You only shared your real name with folks after you got to know them via email and the then new instant message craze. Crazy pilgrims we were. This is the first blog I've written under my given name. Felt naked (which isn't entirely a bad thing) at first.
Describe your writing style in three words: Authentic, candid, sensual.
How long have you been writing online?
1998. I know, the Stone Age.
Which, if any, other writing challenges do you participate in?
Dverse, Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads, Three Word Wednesday
Describe one way in which you could improve your writing.
I'd like to write longer poems in more forms.
What is the best writing advice you’ve ever been given?
Word choice matters.
Who is your favorite author? I have several genres I feel passionately about so I'm cheating and will list a few: YA- Jacqueline Woodson, speculative fiction- Octavia Butler, Feminist writer/poet- Audre Lorde. Yeah, I'm partial to women. No, I don't do chick lit.
How do you make time to write? I'm a morning person and a bus commuter. I write before sunrise and I read (thus inspired) on the bus.
Give us one word we should consider using as a prompt. Remember--it must have a third definition. Band.
Direct us to one blog post of yours that we shouldn't miss reading.
Long but encapsulates my style, history and passion is my about page.
I was dragging thinking about how I could manage today's prompt. Who knew? The meme allowed my fingers to fly effortlessly across my keyboard.
Word count: 333
Join us. This week's word: Fly. 33-333