5 Burning Questions with CL Bledsoe

  1. What’s the easiest thing about writing?
The easiest thing about writing is sitting down. Everything after that is a horrorshow.
  1. What do you do to cultivate your next idea?
Ideas usually come when I’m doing something else. I’ll be saving an orphan puppy’s life from an asteroid strike when the idea for a great poem hits. I try to fend off the invading alien hordes long enough to jot it down until I can develop it, later, after I’ve saved humanity again.
  1. Describe your thoughts on writing (either your own or in general) using as many adverbs as possible.

Much of my writing has been a way to figure out how to live in the world in such a way that I won’t regret it too much. Call it ethics or being aware of the impact I have on others. Of course, this mostly involves creating a false narrative so that the audience won’t know what a jerk I am. Mostly.

  1. What is it about your discipline (fiction/poverty/nonfiction/other) that draws you to it?
I process my life through writing. I’m not sure how I feel about something until I write about it. I write every genre, so I guess I have a fear of commitment.
  1. When you introduce yourself to someone new, do you identify as a writer? Tell us about that.

Of all the lies I tell strangers, me being a writer is the least impressive.

Bonus question: What’s a movie that’s superior to the book? Why is it better?

Hamlet, starring Mel Gibson. Two words: Lethal Weapon in a Castle.

Visit http://clbledsoe.blogspot.com to learn more about CL Bledsoe.

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