Author Shorts Question 5: What do you love most about writing?

author shorts2I’ve started a new segment where I’ve asked a variety of authors to answer a few questions that I pose. Of course, I love a twist. All answers had to be no more than two sentences. Brevity presents a greater challenge.

For me the process was delightful as well as insightful. I love that authors can express our personalities and style in so few words. Just check out the varied responses to the first question!

The fifth question: What do you love most about writing?

Author Robert Dunbar


“The awareness of being connected to a noble tradition, plus the sense of self that accompanies this kind of intense commitment. Oh, and the grinding poverty of course.”

Robert Dunbar, author of Martyrs & Monsters




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Author Jo Robinson

“Creating worlds where anything can and does happen.  Those times when the story happens faster than you can write it.”

Jo Robinson, author of Echoes of Narcissus in the Gardens of Delight







“Being director, producer, scriptwriter, composer and entire cast for the major motion picture playing in my head as I write … I set it going and novelize the action.”

Mel Keegan, author of the Hellgate series










Adrian W. Lilly is the author of The Runes Trilogy, The Devil You Know, and Red Haze

11 Comments Add yours

  1. tigerman74 says:

    Hi there, I would like to take part in this. please send questions to

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  2. June Ahern says:

    Hello.Ready to briefly answer @ paranormal & parapsychology questions. June Ahern email: skyeinjune at yahoo dot com

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  3. Hello all,
    In answer to the question, “What do you love most about writing?”, I would say that it’s the existence of a real, digital, printable, thoughtfully-crafted work at the end of the day, even if it’s just a chapter or a couple of paragraphs which you wrote at any one particular time–it all adds up to a wonderful, pride-instilling novel after editing and other adjustments, at least in my case. I worked in laboratory research for almost 20 years, and often one gets nothing to show for one’s efforts in the lab–it’s the nature of the beast–but with writing, one gets to express deep and/or complex thoughts in a detailed manner which can be easily absorbed by most readers.
    Michael Elias, author, The Gift of Life

    1. Hi Michael, Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts. Best of luck with the book!

      1. Anonymous says:

        You’re welcome. It’s my pleasure. I need better marketing strategies–everything I’ve tried thus far hasn’t led anywhere–but I am satisfied with my overall result: an entertaining and, hopefully, inspiring novel of over 400 pages! Nice to have a hard copy which you can hold in your hand! I’ve begun work on the sequel as well.
        Michael Elias

  4. Janet Maile says:

    People used to complain, “You live in a fantasy world”. Now when they say it, I can hear the admiration in their voice!

    1. Good point! We’re putting our imaginations into productive use.

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