1. What genres do you usually write? Or at least, what genre do you feel most comfortable writing?
Humor. Or any genre, provided it is a humorous one. Though I'm crap at mysteries.
2. Do you have recurring themes in your stories? If yes, are the themes story-specific, or do they turn up in all or most of your work, regardless of story relation?
Everybody seems to have a slightly psychotic parent, and often they are into zombie culture. It's pretty much all stories.
3. What do you consider to be the hardest part of the writing process? (Choosing a title, character development, exposition, &c)
Actually writing the entire story, instead of just playing with one or two scenes endlessly.
4. Be honest, now: Do you ever feel sorry or remorseful for the things you "do" to your characters in the story?
Not overly. Though I have noticed that when bad things happen in my stories, I tend to get sleepy. Must be karma.
5. If you can spend a day with one of your own characters, who would it be, and what would you do?
Flea, from last year's ScriptFrenzy. She's a Catholic zombie hunter, from Buffalo, New York, and she is completely and totally crazy. I suspect we would spend the day eating frozen yogurt and frolicing with lifestyle hoboes.
6. Who do you think are your major influences in writing?
Carl Hiaasen, PG Wodehouse, Erma Bombeck, and, oddly enough, Norton Juster.
7. Do you have a "darling" - a favourite character or story of yours that you just love for some reason? Who/what?
The aforementioned Flea. I just can't seem to toss her. And if you remember Daniel J. Angelo, that obnoxious guy I used to use in the RP games... he's a bit of a darling too.
8. Which of your characters, in your mind, resembles you the most (either physically, by personality, by background, &c - it's up to you)?
Rose, from my current, yet untitled work. She's short, shy, can't do math to save her life, and when trouble knocks she hides behind the curtain.
9. Do you have "soundtracks" for specific stories/characters/scenes/&c?
Oh yes. I wrote a story about a Catholic schoolgirl (why, yes, it was a young Flea. How did you guess?) who aspires to be an altarboy/girl, in spite of the fact that that really isn't allowed. I had "Stay Beautiful" by the Manic Street Preachers on loop the whole time. (http://www.manicstreetpreachers.com/global/video/stay_beautiful_2?headlines-page=6
10. How would you describe your writing style?
Slightly loopy, and a bit uncertain. It changes based on whether or not I've been reading Wodehouse in recent memory.