It’s All About YOU
Friday is typically the day I ask you a question and let you talk amongst yourselves until we meet again on Monday. But I’ve been remiss as a hostess (as my southern readers will attest). I mean, here you are, all these strangers showing up in my virtual living room, and I haven’t even helped you get to know one another. So today we’re going to fix that…with fun mixer activities! Woohoo! I’ll go around the room and tape the name of a famous author on your forehead and then you mill around and ask each other yes/no questions until…what’s that? Too cheesy? Okay, then we’ll play “Author In Search of Representation Bingo.” It’ll be loads of fun! Here, pass these sheets around the room…
Why are you all looking at me like that?
Okay. You’re right. Those are lame ideas. Let’s try this. Below are a bunch of “getting to know you” questions. Pick a few and answer them in the comments. Before long, we’ll all be BFFs. Sound good?
Or we could play pin the contract on the author. Nevermind, that’s just silly.
Here are your questions:
→If you’re a writer,
what do you write? what do you do when you’re not writing?
→Are you published? Agented? Hopeful? Stalking me?
→What do you love about books? What drives you crazy about books?
→Starbucks, Peets, or Folger’s Crystals?
→The beach, the mountains, or completely lost and without a map?
→Running, walking, working out at the gym, or lying on the couch with a bag of Cheetos?
→Are you excited about the new seasons of “Lost” and “American Idol”? If not, what’s wrong with you?
→If you were a color, what color would you…just kidding.
→Here’s a $25,000 advance. How will you spend it? (This is not a trick question. Don’t try to impress me. I’m off in the mountains right now, not even reading your answers.)
→Twitter: Fun social media tool or harbinger of the literary apocalypse?
→Kindle: Useful reading device or harbinger of the literary apocalypse?
→If a picture paints a thousand words, how many pictures do 80,000 words paint?
→What book do you wish you had written? Why didn’t you?
→What part of the world do you live in? And how bothered are you by sentences that end in a preposition?
→Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? Waldo? J. D. Salinger?
→Name your favorite author of all time.
→If your writer-life were a reality show, what would it be called?
→Why are you still reading these questions?
Have a terrific weekend…..
Rachelle Gardner is a Christian literary agent with WordServe Literary Group in Colorado.