You’re in Charge: Rules for Writers

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Interview | 28 comments

Today I’m over at 4amwriter. The lovely (and disciplined) Kate didn’t make me get up at 4 am, but she did ask me some very interesting questions. Fun stuff like what I’d do if I lived in a world where I made all the rules for writers (and everyone must obey).

The following photos represent some of my answers. Pop on over to Kate’s to see the questions. :)

thinking in my car


swamp gator

Did you know that there are American Crocodiles in the Everglades? I just thought they were all alligators.

Note: I did not ask this guy/gal to clarify. 


soy latte


hate housework


Happy Spring! Happy Passover! Happy Easter!


snow in march

My backyard this morning. Doesn’t it look like spring?


Have an awesome kind of week.

Coleen Patrick

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  1. I commented over there, but I don’t think it took. Your backyard looks a lot like mine! Yeah, spring.
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  2. Hi Coleen!

    Thank you so much for the blog love on your page today! :-)

    It is really appreciated! I’ll be sure to head over to 4amwriter to check out your post to these pics!

    Phil recently posted..Pancakes & bacon. Bacon & pancakes. Oh, Glorious Bacon.My Profile

    • Your welcome! Hope someone who hasn’t met you yet, gets to see the fun over at your blog!

  3. Love the pics to go along with your answers! Thanks again for letting me pick your brain.

    • Your questions were fun kate. I’m still thinking about the rules one–it’s kind of like daydreaming about what I’d do if I won the lottery. :)

  4. Your backyard looks like my backyard…gotta love spring. Will head on over to 4amwriter to check out her blog- Have a great day:)

  5. Great interview! If you want to stop by my blog for a guest blog or Q&A let me know. I’d love to host you anytime! :)

    • Thanks, Kourtney! I really appreciate that. :) I’d love to hang out at your blog some time–I’ve been enjoying/bookmarking all the awesome indie info you’ve been posting!

  6. Thanks, the pictures are definitely diverse and interesting. I was hoping for an interpretive dance rendering of your answers to the interview questions but I’ll take what I can get.

    • Funny you should mention dancing, Chris. My family has been egging me on to do a video of one of my signature (read: ridiculous) dance moves. We’ll see… :)

  7. Oh my, Coleen, that snow storm had reach – at least from somewhere west of Kansas to Virginia. We had a foot Saturday through Sunday. It was beautiful, but good grief! I’m ready for spring sunshine. “Happy Spring! Happy Passover! Happy Easter!” to you, too!
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    • You’re right, the snow was pretty. It was funny how it got us singing Christmas songs though!

  8. congratulations on your publication. I read your interview yesterday and then got caught up in life, that seems to be my excuse of late – life! I’ve been too tired to write at four and too tired to stay up late, thus no writing, and when I have time to write I am violating one of your rules! I like your rules and NO INTERNET is a good one! Have a great day.

    • Thanks, Clay! I hear you on the catching up thing, sometimes that feels like all I’m doing! Turning off the internet is a start, except then when I get back on there’s catching up to do there too. :) lol

  9. Oh dear. I hope your Spring arrives soon :(

  10. I commented over there too but on the subject of spring or the lack thereof, it only went up to 50 degrees today– in FLORIDA!!! That is just so wrong.
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    • That is nuts. I imagine the spring breakers are not too happy about that!! Thanks, Kassandra.

  11. The sight of that vacuum cleaner alarmed me, but then I spotted the white slash. To be successful, writers should avoid vacuuming, right? I’m all over that one.

    Am heading over to 4amwriter now.
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    • Sorry to have alarmed you, Pat! Normally I consider this blog to be a housework free zone. :)

  12. Ooh Coleen, love the white stuff. We in sunny SoCal don’t see alot of that here. Yet, I know when you live with it, it can get old quick. But your yard looks beautful. Great pics. I’m on my way over to 4amwriter. I agree with Pat. Down with vacuums! :)
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    • Down with vacuums–unless that means having to sweep instead. I don’t want to do either. LOL

  13. I enjoyed your interview over at 4am! Is your blog design different, or is Spring just making everything look bright and new?

    • I have been making changes here and there–work in progress! :) But spring does have that power.

  14. Hi Coleen,
    I’ll have to check out the answers that go along with the photos, but I’ll have to as my curiosity is piqued.
    Thank you for liking my guest post over at Family and Faith Matters.
    Hope you’re enjoying your Easter weekend. :-)

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