Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My Bernard Pivot Blogfest Answers ~

I thought it would be fun to sign up for the Bernard Pivot Blogfest over at One Significant Moment at a Time hosted by my sweet and talented sister, Nicole Ducleroir. My answers to the questionnaire are listed below.

I’m hoping to meet more wonderful people in the Blogosphere, so if you read my responses and we haven’t met yet, pleas become a Follower of my blog and leave me a quick comment so I know you were here—I’ll pop over to your blog and do the same! J


1.  What is your favorite word?
You’ll never get just one answer out of me. I have just so many favorites. I love descriptive words that bring color to the page.  Cerulean, ashen, emerald, burgundy, magenta, jade, pumpkin, crimson.  I also love the word incandescent.

2.  What is your least favorite word?
I am in a deep love affair with the English language.  I cannot think of a single word I dislike.  Even the ugly words are wonderful, because their meanings are ugly, thus making the word fitting.  A word that somehow made its way to some dictionaries is the word ain’t which makes me flinch a little when I hear it spoken, yet, it still finds its way into my own writing because even it is fitting in some character’s dialogue.  I suppose if I had to choose, then my least favorite word is any word misspelled!

3.  What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Everything turns me on creatively.  There’s a story I see in whatever is around me.  Quiet.  The silence turns me on to write.  For me, expressing my creativity through writing is both emotional and spiritual.

  1. What turns you off?
Housework.  And, oh yeah . . . snow days.   :/

  1. What is your favorite curse word?
The F bomb.  When done right, it is still affective in literature today, just as it was in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye.

  1. What sound or noise do you love?
The crashing of waves onto the shore, the sound of rain, the wind through the leaves on a summer day, the laughter of my three children, the gentle, yet strong voice of the man I love.

7.  What sound or noise do you hate?
Loud, open-mouthed chewing, whining, and the sound of a jackhammer

  1. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? 
Freelance writer.

9.  What profession would you not like to do?
Meter maid, milkmaid, nursemaid, barmaid, or especially not a housemaid!   

  1.  If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
“I LOVED your book!”


  1. Haha I LOVE that most of the answers on fave curse words = the f-bomb. I don't feel so bad now!

    And least favorite jobs...something tells me you don't like the notion of being a maid...haha!

    Very nice! Thank you for sharing!

  2. love number 10! and your fave sounds are awesome :D

  3. I love how all your favorite words are colors! That's so inspiring!! And your -maid jobs had me cracking up. You are too funny!

    Thanks for playing along, sis. I love you so much!

  4. Love your number 1, what beautiful words!

  5. Colour words, writing and wind in the trees - great answers :D

  6. I so agree with your words and ah yes, nature is inspiring. But isn't chewing with your mouth open the same as a jack hammer? :)

    Great answers
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  7. I'm with you on hating housework. I loves me a good snow day though (but I don't have kiddies).

  8. i LOVED all your answers. do i sense a kindred writing/blogging spirit here?

  9. I LOVE your answers, especially to #s 1 and 2. I don't think I'd want to be a maid of any type either. And UGH to the whining.


  10. Awesome answers, especially number nine. So with you there. :)

  11. Ahhhggghhhh! I loved your book. You can tell them...

    And I really loved yours too, til the editors got a hold of it!

  12. hi miss noelle! wow cool answers. me and you are the same on sound we could like cept i dont got a husband or kid. ha ha. im with you on not liking housework but for sure i loooove snow days - no school!!! im thinking for sure you dont want not one job thats got anthing to do with being a maid.
    ...smiles from lenny

  13. Fun answers! I love all your favorite sounds. Your last one is like mine! I'd want God to ask for my autograph on my published novels, LOL! I don't know if you saw my answers, so here's the link:

    Hope you're enjoying the blogosphere, Noelle!