All through October, Alphabet Soup is celebrating turning three. We have heaps of writers and illustrators stopping by to answer THREE QUICK QUESTIONS and today’s visitor is Janeen Brian, poet and author. Her books include Shirl and the Wollomby Show and Columbia Sneezes!, and many more …
1. Where do you like to write?
My favourite place to write is still my office, although I’ve tried many other places. It’s where my brain associates the act of writing best of all. I can jot down ideas or brainstorm while in bed or on a couch, but in my office I can spread work out on a central table or concentrate totally at my computer. My office has all sorts of photos and writing memorabilia in it, so it’s very much my place of enjoyment as well my writing.
2. Can you name a book you’d recommend to our readers?
It’s a wonderful read, gripping, powerful and realistic. I shared it with my grandson, which made it doubly enjoyable.
3. Can you offer a word or phrase that kids could use for inspiration if they have writer’s block?
Here’s a command phrase that might kickstart inspiration: ‘Don’t come any closer!’
Find out more about Janeen Brian—visit her blog, and her website.