Okay, so this week, I have three questions for you:
1. I’ve been watching Dr. Who lately (I know . . . I’m late jumping on the bandwagon). For those who don’t know, Dr. Who is a British series about a time lord (basically an advanced alien) who travels the universe in a blue phone box called the Tardis solving mysteries and saving the earth, other planets, and alien species. Generally, he gets a young woman to accompany him. (BTW: am I the only one who can’t take the Daleks seriously? I mean, they remind me of that robot from Lost in Space).
The doctor’s companions fascinate me. They jump into danger, follow the doctor anywhere, and generally love the mayhem that ensues. I figure not everyone is up for the task; it takes a certain personality. So question #1 is this, if a strange man came to you in phone box and offered you the chance to go anywhere in time or space, (a.) Would you go? (b.) Where would you want to go? (c.) If you are a writer, which one of your characters would go and why?
2. If you’ve watched enough Sci-Fi, you’ve probably noticed that aliens want to take over or destroy the earth a lot. They all seem to have an issue with this backwards planet teeming with primitive life forms. And some of the time, they just hate humans.
So question #2 is this, Why do aliens seem to want to conquer earth? What is the fascination? (Now I understand that these stories are fiction written by humans, but use your imagination and get into those aliens’ heads.)
3. This one is more of a standard writing question. I read a blog recently that claimed that revisions were the hardest part of writing, and that writing the rough draft was easy. I emphatically disagree. To me the rough draft is the hardest, and the revisions are the easiest part of writing. So question #3 is, What is more difficult for you: the rough draft or the revisions?
Can’t wait to hear your answers.