The is the second part of the inspirational stealing interview with Robin Lythgoe.
Any fun facts about you that we do not know?
I … went backpacking when I was seven months pregnant. We both survived!
And … I was born on my mother’s birthday. She missed being born on HER mother’s birthday by two days.
I spent one fun-filled summer driving a hay-mower and catching hay-bales. One summer was enough for me!
List your top ten memorable books.
(In no particular order, because it depends on the day and the mood …)
1) Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn (series) by Tad Williams
2) Lady of the Forest, by Jennifer Roberson
3) Wizard’s First Rule, by Terry Goodkind
4) The Farseer Trilogy, by Robin Hobb
5) The Fortress series, by C.J. Cherryh
6) The Legend of Nightfall, by Mickey Zucker Reichert
7) The Morgaine Saga, by C.J. Cherryh
8) John Carter of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs
9) Hood, by Stephen Lawhead
10) Scarlet Sails, by Alexander Green (a.k.a. Aleksandr Stepanovich Grinevskii)
Who is your favorite character you have written?
Sherakai dan Tameko, the character in my current Work-In-Progress. He is wondefully layered, sometimes domineering, sometimes generous to a fault. He struggles to discover his purpose in life, then to deal with it. His is not an easy path, but the way is made easier by those who share it with him.
Who is your least favorite character you have written?
I don’t think I have a least favorite! I like them all for different reasons, even the not-so-nice ones.
What is your style of writing (free flowing, planned, mixture)?
A mix! Variety is the spice of life and it opens up one’s creativity.
What music do you listen to when you write?
I enjoy new age, soundtracks, Celtic, nature, a little electronic — In fact, I have started a Pinterest board of “Music for Writing.” Sometimes I even remember to add to it! https://www.pinterest.com/robinlythgoe/music-for-writing/
What is your routine when you write?
Routine? What’s that?
How do you combat distractions when writing?
If I really want to get some serious writing done I have to turn off things that ding. The alerts on my computer are hard for me to ignore! And weekends tend to be no-writing zones because there are more distractions than I can hope to conquer.
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