Just to get to know some of you a little bit better I thought I would pose some questions. What style writer are you? Do you use character spreadsheets? Are you a note taker? Do you immerse yourself in otherwise uncomfortable or unfamiliar situations to glean important research information? Do you start at the beginning of your novel and plow through until the end? Or do you write sections to be put in order later? Do you wake up in the middle of the night with ideas...or maybe do they dawn on you in the shower or someplace serene? Maybe you need Metallica, or Bach...or Waylan Jennings? Me? Im a plow. I love fiction based loosely on actual events. I start from the beginning and don't stop until the end. I love intricate dialogue and original/shocking/abrasive metaphors. I love to immerse myself outside all of my sensibilities, I people watch and I take notes. My characters come as I write, no sheets. I wake up often with moments of literary clarity, and I use music to channel passion. That's me. How about you? Thanks for having me here!