1. Can e-readers replace traditional books completely?
I don’t mind if everything goes electronic. People often say they love the smell or feel of books and so they’d never get an e-reader. Maybe if it was the other way round and we were going from analog to digital, there’d be the same people saying things like, “Call me a traditionalist, but I’d miss the backlight ramping up and the solid feel of my e-reader.” Maybe they couldn’t replace bookshops with Amazon though.
2. Do your parents read your blog?
I’m not sure if my parents even know what blogs are. My dad doesn’t even know if he’s got an email address and mum knows less than him.
3. What emotion (mood) is the most productive for your creative work?
Hypomania and cheerfulness. Any depression I get is too confused and blurry to lead to anything creative.
4. Praise VS Criticism. What is more useful for you?
Praise is better because because it leads to more mania. Criticism often seems to be meant unkindly, but well meaning criticism is good and its effects last longer than praise.
5. Will you continue to write even though everybody says, ‘It sucks!’?
Hmm, if there was too much of that I might quietly give up, especially if it seemed like they knew what they were talking about.
6. Is it hard for you to choose a pseudonym?
I must have spent about 2% of my life choosing pseudonyms, the best ones didn’t take long at all but I spent a lot of time going blank.
7. Do you want to be famous?
I want to be famous on wordpress.com so I can be famous somewhere I don’t actually live. I don’t want the National Enquirer or Daily Mail taking photos and then people criticising how I appear or psychoanalysing every gesture I make, especially if they get it right.
8. Are you afraid of to see your bio on the bookshelf in the nearest bookstore?
I’d assume someone who likes me would have done it for a well-intentioned joke, I don’t think anyone who dislikes me would care enough about me to write an actual book. So, I wouldn’t worry too much about it.
9. Imagine that you’re on the stage and all your followers are standing in front of you. Is it easy to make a speech in real life?
I can’t make speeches. I clam up and can’t speak. I think something weird happens to my vocal chords when there’s anyone in the same house. I’d have to take horse tranquilisers.
10. Should art be an accurate reflection of life?
I don’t even know what art is. I’d have to know more about it before I could answer it. Maybe there has to be a real life element of it for it to resonate though. Or maybe there are so many ways for art to reflect real life, that if they actually managed to find something that didn’t it’d be prized above everything else.
11. Any random fact about you. Just for fun!
I used to sleep in Paul McCartney’s cousin’s cot. I’ll just leave that sentence as it is, shrouded in mystery and wonder….
by TETIANA ALEKSINA & RAYCABIRO
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