Joanie Dingess's Author Profile

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Writing, Knitting and Reading


Why do you like writing?
Joanie Dingess: Love to create things or ideas that take on their own life

When did you start writing and why?
Joanie Dingess: As a child because there wasn't a lot of toys or things to do, then it became a means of making friends through cartoon stories.

How long have you been writing?
Joanie Dingess: About 37 years

What is the best book you have ever read?
Joanie Dingess: Dune by Frank Herbert

Who is your favorite author?
Joanie Dingess: Piers Anthony

What is the best story you have ever written?
Joanie Dingess: I believe my short story, "Millenial Phase", posted by Fiction&Poetry Society was my best work, even though it isn't the usual format for a story.

What is some advice you would give new writers?
Joanie Dingess: Do your story idea in a rough draft first, then make the changes that you feel are neccessary to polish it. Don't try to make the perfect story with your first effort and you'll get it done faster without feeling anguish at the great amount of work left to finish a half written story.