A few days ago, I posted a poem from Charmi Keranen from her book The Afterlife is a Dry County. Today I get to talk with her and pick her brain a bit. I love getting to meet and talk with other writers. Everyone’s writing process is different, and I’ve gotten some interesting ideas from other writers based on how they do things. I especially like to ask them who they are reading. If you’re a writer, but you don’t read anything beyond the shampoo bottle while you’re sitting on the porcelain throne, you’re doing it wrong. Even reading <shudder> Twilight is better than reading nothing at all. I just hope if you do read Twilight, you read it as an instruction on how not to write. I don’t get to meet Cynthia Cruz, though. This makes me very sad.
In other news, I’ve been memorizing the first 18 lines of the Prologue to the Canterbury Tales. In Middle English. Unfortunately, this has nothing to do with Middle Earth. This, too, makes me very sad. I’ve read the Knight’s Tale and the Miller’s Tale so far. I’m looking forward to the Wife of Bath’s Tale. That’s one of my favorites.