Becky at Once Upon a Time was sweet enough to award Unavoidable Awkwardness a Sunshine Award and a Kreativ Blogger Award! Thanks so much, Becky! For the Sunshine Award, you link back to the gracious giver, answer a few questions about yourself, and pass the award on to other bloggers.

I was also tagged by Cynthia at Read is the New Black. Since I’ve already answered a few 11 question tags, I thought I’d pick a few questions Cynthia and a few from Becky.

1. If you could talk to a dead person about writing, who would it be?
I would probably pick Emily Bronte. Every few years I read Wuthering Heights again, and I am always in awe. I have so many questions I’d love to ask. How did it feel to be a female writer at that time and to publish under a man’s name? Did you constantly compare yourself to your sisters? What were you working on after Wuthering Heights? Plotter or pantser?

2. If you were the main character in a book, what genre would it be?
I’d pick historical fiction.

3. How do you get names for your characters?
For my main characters, I don’t feel like I really know them until I know their names. Once I know a name, I can find out more about them. Those have to just come to me in time. For supporting characters, I sometimes use baby name books.

4. Favorite color – Blue
5. Favorite number – 3
6. Favorite non-alcoholic drink – Coffee
7. Facebook or Twitter – One of the best quotes I’ve heard lately: Facebook is where you lie to your friends, and Twitter is where you’re honest with strangers. I think that’s almost too true!

I’m going to pass the Sunshine Award on to a few bloggers who make me smile. Grab the button for your blogs!

Jennifer Fischetto
Eve at Functioning Insanity
Gina at This is Not Your Blog
Kip at Meditate on This I Will
C.M. Brown

Here is Becky’s full list of questions that you can answer on your blogs!

Favorite color
Favorite animal
Favorite number
Favorite non-alcoholic drink
Facebook or Twitter
My passion
Getting or giving presents?
Favorite pattern
Favorite day of the week
Favorite flower

7 Responses
  1. I think historical fiction would be a fun genre to star in- it'd remind us that people would still get by back in those days without technology and the Internet!

  2. Hi Laurie,
    Dropping by from your campaign group to award you a Versatile Blogger Award for your cool blog. 🙂 You can check it out on my blog under the 'awards' tab.
    Have fun!

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Laurie A. Dennison

I write books for young adults. I love books with complicated relationships, traveling, and alternative and indie music.

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