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The Big Reveal

August 29, 2013 by Suzi

Welcome to the Big Reveal

I enjoy reading author interviews, but often times they don’t ask the kinds
of questions I wonder about. So I’ve assembled a group of writers at
all levels, from un-agented to published, and every week I will
have a new question for them.

Are you creative or artistic in ways other than writing?

Eileen Cook, Published Author
I don’t know if I would describe myself as artistic, but I’m crafty. I knit and enjoy making various things like jewellery. I wish I was musical, but I can’t carry a tune to save my life. When I sing it sounds like someone stepped on a cat.


Kelley Lynn, Published Author
I guess so. I sing, so I would assume that counts. I used to sing in a classic rock band in the Milwaukee, WI area, but there’s just not enough time for everything. So now I just sing in my car. Maybe at a Karaoke bar 😉

Lara Schiffbauer, Published Author
I used to be artistic by acting and drumming, but those were tough to continue once I had children. Writing enables me to be creative at home!


Chloe Banks, Agented Author
I don’t think I’m very creative! I think of myself as more logical/scientific. But I did teach myself to knit a couple of years ago, so I do that. And I’m currently trying to learn to sew, though I’ve only got as far as cushion covers. I do love to cook/bake stuff all the time – is that creative?

Valerie Cole, Agented Author
Writing is my only creative outlet. I’m a digital media analyst by day so my work is strategic and numbers based. It’s a nice right brain/left brain balance.


Jay Bendt, Un-agented Author
I am an illustrator and printmaker, so I rely on those skills for a lot of my creative process.

Mark Koopmans, Un-agented Author
I’m the cook in our house, but I wouldn’t see I’m very creative… I try… but I’m not that way inclined :)


Are you creative or artistic in different ways?


  1. Suzi says:

    I don’t consider myself creative or artistic in other ways. My art skills are totally lacking and I’m not really crafty. I do like to scrapbook, but I’ve never gotten into the really fancy stuff–I’m pretty basic.

    I wish I could paint or draw really well though.

  2. I like to act and sing as well as write, but there are fewer opportunities to do those professionally, or even semi-professionally. And also it’s tougher to find the time.

  3. ilima says:

    I used to sew a lot, but now I just do it for Easter dresses, Halloween costumes, and maybe theater costumes or Christmas gifts. Sometimes. I also used to teach tap dance. Random, I know.

  4. I wish I was more artistic and/or crafty. I do some scrapbooking, but just for family photos kind of thing. I’ve taken some art classes and would love to get back into collage. :)

  5. Jolene says:

    Love all these answers!
    I sew and take pics. Those are my creative outlets :-)

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