Name: Scott Riddick
A sentence or two about yourself: I am unpublished. But I am a writer nonetheless.
Link to blog: http://atypicalread.blogspot.com
A sentence or two on what your blog is about: I try to make you think on a deeper level than you would if you saw the same material on the local news. I want to show and see by the comments that people are not always what they appear.
What is your favorite book and why? A Confederacy of Dunces. The entire process is exactly what Atypical Read is about. The skewed vision of our world that is brilliantly funny, while tremendously painful in truth at the end.
Other favorites? Too many to name.
What’s your favorite genre to read? Sci-Fi Fantasy.
Where do you like to read? Any place that allows me the time to do so.
Do you prefer paper books or ebooks? Good books. Their format is not important.
Do you prefer to buy or borrow books? I buy great books, the rest a library compliments well.
Do you stop reading when you are tired or when you hit chapter breaks? Both, I try to hit a full chapter at each sitting. I do not like to skip out on a plot twist or crucial scene.
When you finish a book do you usually keep it, throw it away, sell it, or give it away? All the above, depending on the book.
What helps you decide on a book? (Book reviews, suggested by friend, by browsing the shelves, etc.) The first paragraph. A brilliant hook is and has always been the key to snaring readers.
Do you prefer to read a book that stands on its own or is a part of a series? Both.
So You Want to be a Writer questions…
A few sentences about your writing: What do you write (blog entries, novels, poetry, etc)? Why do you write? I write whatever feels right at the time. This can mostly be satire, but I try to write a little in all concentrations. I write because I have stories to share. And I love telling stories, although, the process of writing itself is a pain in the ass.
Did you always know that you wanted to write? Yes. It was first used as crappy poetry that helped me tremendously in my youth to manage my angst and deal with the frustrations of being a child in a single parent household.
What’s your favorite food? Generally that which will shorten my lifespan
Favorite color? Clear
Favorite song? Silent Lucidity
Favorite movie? Too many to note. Directed by Lucas, Spielberg, and Jackson.
Favorite TV show? Stargates (all of them) battlestar galactica. (excellent writing) Californication (even better writing).
If you developed a superpower what would it be and why? The ability to silence my critics. Ignorance needs to be exposed.
What did you want to be when you were little? A pro quarterback. 49er’s preferred. Why did not I pursue this you ask? Money and the lack thereof.
What is the answer to life? 42