5 BURNING QUESTIONS WITH ANDRIA COLE

  1. What’s your favorite thing about being a writer?

When, finally, I get into flow. It’s always painful to begin. For the first hour I’m thinking, F&*% it! I’m just going to strip. But by the second I think I’m Zora Neale Hurston.

  1. What is your least favorite question in regards to your writing? (ex. How’s it going? When are you going to write the next Harry Potter?) ?

I don’t think I have one. I used to avoid talking about my work with folks I assumed wouldn’t read or like it, but I got off my high horse and decided to be a bit more vulnerable. You don’t know who the hell might dig you.

  1. What is, for you, the best time of day, day of the week, and location in which to write? 

Any time, any day, but atmosphere is king. I don’t like to write with people around me…like not even in the next room. This is between me and God, until it ain’t.

  1. Pens or pencils?

Both, depending. Right now I’m on a pencil kick. I have 1,784 pencils in my purse. Don’t stick your hand in that joint, because the tips must be killer sharp.

  1. What’s your favorite word or words? What about it/them appeals to you?

It’s easier for me to identify words I don’t like. Is that okay? I mean I’m in love with language…choosing a few would be painful. I hate words that drain humanity. Fuckboy is one. The young and not so young use it to describe a boy or man who harms (emotionally or otherwise) his lovers. Female is another. Hate, hate, hate. It’s so biological. Strips women of everything but their vaginas.

Bonus question: Batman vs Spiderman – who wins?

Foxy Brown.

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We hope that everyone is having a happy holiday season in this last week of 2016. The image of Foxy Brown taking down Batman and Spiderman is the best winter holiday gift, thanks, Andria! Come out and hear Andria read at Writers and Words on January 10th at 7 pm at Charmingtons.

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