I’ve been aboard Teagan’s tour bus for a few days and just hopped off for some biscuits and gravy in Atonement, Tennessee. While I’m at it, I’ll attempt a little magic for Teagan and share my review of Atonement in Bloom.
But, oh, not so fast. First I had to delve into Teagan’s amazing technicolor pantser brain and find out how she does it! Here is my question:
I know that you’re a pantser, Teagan, and I assure you that this is foreign territory for us dedicated outliners. Your stories are full of magic – people, objects, places, lore – and they all converge on the small town of Atonement in a zany adventure with eight plot threads whirling around at once. How do you keep this literary cyclone straight and make sure that it arrives at “the end” in one piece? I’d love to learn about the method to…
5. What time period in history most intrigues you, and why?
This period in history is damned intriguing.
Americans face two clear paths. We decide to move forward, to join a global community that uses technology to enlighten and empower the many, or we decide to create a hellish dystopia, a barbaric high-tech dark ages ruled wealthy tyrants who control us with lies and fear. It’s fascinating because we’re still a democracy, so it’s a choice.
6. If you could add a new talent to your repertoire, what would it be, and why?
Animation. I’d like to use it to perform.
7. Where is your favorite place in the world, and why?
Home. Home is the best place for a time of introspection.
What animal best describes your personality, and why?
Cats are loving but not servile.
What’s your favorite recipe (and please share it)?
Oatmeal made with chocolate soy-milk and cinnamon. Pour water and chocolate soy milk into a saucepan, add oatmeal and cinnamon, soak for an hour, add some banana, and bring to a boil while stirring.
Hiking boots, sneakers, heels, or flip-flops?
11. Would you rather have tons of love and little wealth, or tons of wealth and little love?
Tons of love and little wealth is what I chose, so I guess I have what I want. 🙂
I tag you, whoever you are and I like these questions so here you go.