“The brain is like a muscle; books are the diet and writing is the workout.”
- Mystery Award Questions (thx to Dronstad, a very active BLOG)
1. What got you to writing?
I don’t know. Nothing.
Maybe – “who”? Then my dad, because he was a member of every library in the city and I spent most of my weekends (from age 4 to 12) there.
I was the only one child in the family so I’ve learned to read very early, 4yo, to entertain myself. And I remember when I was in the first grade I sent one of my writings to the famous newspaper for kids (at once to the biggest one). The crazy thing – I’ve got the answer from the editor of this newspaper (next month). I was absolutely happy! Mostly my dad lol because it was him who told me to send my poem/story there. Haha
I’ve always played in the theatre (from the time I was in kindergarten until 16/17yo). I’ve dropped out from the local theatre because back then, in USSR, in my small city, it wasn’t a profession to ‘feed’/support’ you and your future family.
I’ve been best in the school/and college (literature-class) and I was a famous “reader” there as well.
I never thought about the writing tho… until I wrote a non-fiction book in 2009 (in 3-4 month) and sent it to the Russian publishing company. The amazing thing (again!) I’ve got a deal there (probably for 2009 it was too extreme book?), but I’ve dropped out.
My mum thinks that all writers are mad and in 80% of cases they are schizophrenics (or close to that). She doesn’t support any ‘writing’.
I’ve started this blog because I love funny stories, and a blog is a new kind of communication.
Oh…thats all I guess 🙂 Go figure!
2. What fictional character you consider as your soulmate?
Nothing comes to my mind right now. Only John Wick and Carl Lee Hailey (from the movie/book “Time to Kill”).
3. What is your best trait and what is your worst?
Best: I am too kind. Worst: a) I am not a rebel. b) Short temper.
4. Who made the greatest influence on you to start blogging?
5. Your choice of weapon is?
Mmmm, maybe a club (bat/mace) and Kalashnikov.
Living in Sweden/Born in USSR. Happy. Ayurvedic food. Healthy lifestyle. Dogs. Literature. Painting. Meditation/Yoga. I love my life.
"It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters" A. Ray