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    Do You Ever Fantasize Interviews or Teaching?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by A.M.P., Oct 4, 2014.

    Does anyone ever have interviews in their heads of when they are successful authors? Not like mega-huge celebrity but enough to warrant interviews here and there.

    Who's the host? What do they ask and what do you answer? Do you change your voice?

    Or, alternatively, do you ever imagine yourself teaching basic writing skills to high school students with an interest in fiction?

    I do it very often when I'm daydreaming and end up recounting every little factoid I know when it comes to writing well and imagine the sort of assignments I'd give students and how much of a hard-butt I'd be.

    I think I'd use a more gravely voice for interviews and I'd be with Conan just so I can hit on him :3
     
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    I do the interview thing. It's actually a good exegesis. I said that I wanted to do more conversational dialogue like the "royale with cheese" scene in Pulp Fiction.
     
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    Conan interviewed me in a dream. I was naked. I could not form a complete sentence.
     
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    Conan the Barbarian? With the bulging muscles and the loincloth and the big effing sword? If he was interrogating me, I wouldn't be able to form a complete sentence either! :D
     
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    People really do get those naked dreams? I thought they were a myth
     
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    I hear you @A.M.P. never been naked in a dream either :D

    I occasionally find myself talking to myself, sometimes it's interviews, sometimes it's just trying to memorise something I'm studying, I enact dialogue, I've even practiced arguments with people beforehand, trying to be well prepared with a perfect comeback. Doesn't work, I'm afraid...
     
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    I've taught creative writing classes to kids who were interested. It was wonderful. :)

    I don't do the interview thing, I sometimes in my head imagine myself interviewing writers, even ones I don't like.

    One thing I do like to do is fantasize about lessons I would like to give. I've started a few uni essays imagining I was talking about the subject in a lecture, I find it's a good way of organizing my thoughts on the subject. I'm writing about Beowulf for my MA dissertation, and I keep finding myself imagining myself lecturing on it. I have a few paragraphs of my dissertation already well in place, in my head, so it's helping.
     
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    Glad to here I'm not totally alone in doing this.

    @Lemex
    Note to self: ask for advice should I ever teach a class.
     
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    Totally, I'd be a bad forum neighbor if I didn't offer my help and advice.
     

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