Now I’ve blogged on this before, but it’s been a long time and since I really love this questionnaire, I figure it might be cool to do it again. Especially since life changes and therefore our answers might too.
Ever watch Inside the Actor’s Studio? It’s on A&E and I totally love it. For those of you who might be unfamiliar with it, it’s set in a film school (acting and directing) and the host has one actor on stage and they go through the actor’s work, asking questions about techniques and whatnot. And then at the end the students get to ask questions themselves. I always think it must be a scenario not unlike that RWA’s National conference where the cream of romance’s crop is often available for workshops and questions. And it’s just really fascinating to listen to actor’s talk about their craft in similar terms to how I’m used to creating characters and story. But the best part of the show is right before the host turns the actor over to the students and he ends with a famous questionnaire.
What is your favorite word? CRISP – it’s the perfect onomatopoeia
What is your least favorite word? ENVELOPE – I never know how to say it
What turns you on? MY HUSBAND’S LAUGHTER
What turns you off? ANY KIND OF HARM TO CHILDREN
What sound do you love? My DAUGHTERS’ GIGGLING
What sound do you hate? SQUEALING BRAKES
What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? WINDOW PAINTER – I’d love to do those holiday paintings on store windows
What profession would you not like to participate in? PODIATRIST – I cannot imagine wanting to work on people’s feet
What’s your favorite curse word? BASTARD
If heaven exists what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? YOUR LOVED ONES ARE WAITING OVER THERE
Answer it with me, and then tonight at midnight I’ll randomly pick a winner to receive an autographed copy of one of my books – your choice.