Here are Dominic’s questions and our answers:
What’s your favorite writing style?
Wyatt: I love post-modernism. I understand why people dislike it, and I understand that its usefulness might have run its course, but that’s the style that got me interested in writing to begin with.
Walt: I have a soft spot for sci-fi because that’s what I grew up reading, and no matter how much Wyatt proselytizes about “serious” fiction, I’ll always love it.
Who’s your favorite author?
Wyatt: Don DeLillo
Walt: Cormac McCarthy
What’s your favorite time of the day to write?
Wyatt: Probably first thing in the morning. I don’t get to do it very often because of work, but I tend to find that’s when I’m the most productive.
Walt: Evening. This is more a hold-over from when I worked (I’m in grad school now), but I’ve stuck with it, and now I find it next to impossible to write at any other time.
Where do you like to write the most?
Wyatt: I have a small office in my apartment where I like to work. I think it’s useful to have a dedicated space for it.
Walt: In bed (it’s probably the one thing I can claim to share with Nabokov).
Are you a planner or a pantzier?
Wyatt: Definitely not a planner.
Walt: Since Wyatt’s typically all over the place I try and plan things out a little.
What are your go-to snack foods for a writing streak?
Wyatt: No food. I can’t eat and type.
What’s your favorite style of music for writing?
Wyatt: I can’t even talk on the phone with the TV on. People who can write and listen to music are gods.
Walt: Slipknot. (Just kidding-I’m with Wyatt on this one).
Outlines: yea or nay?
Wyatt: The sound a horse makes.
Do you ever kill characters?
Wyatt: I don’t kill characters. Sometimes my characters kill each other.
Walt: No-that’s Wyatt’s job.
What’s the hardest thing about writing?
Wyatt: All the time I spend worrying about not writing.
Walt: Closing the rest of the world off and finding the right mindset.
Why do I write?
Wyatt: To entertain.
Walt: To make Wyatt laugh.
We really enjoyed answering these questions. If you have any more for us, ask below! We’re going to create a subsequent post some time this weekend with a list of our own nominations and questions. Until then, thanks for stopping by,
W & W Sawday