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Um. I'm not very good at writing these things, although I always like reading them. Apologies.
About me: Ilinot is, obviously, not my real name. I am of the female persuasion. I hail from Blighty, known as the land of hope and glory (but only during the business week); this explains my spelling and diction and also my obsession with the weather (I am a stereotype, it's true). I am legally an adult, but I haven't had the chance to vote yet (not that I know I would; they're all as slimy as each other). I am the excitable, enthusiastic type of person; I am highly neurotic, a la Charlie Brown. I like woolly cardigans, deadpan comedy, and second hand books. I dislike Tesco-brand whiskey, heterocentrism, and the ((ridiculous)) formatting everyone and their grandmother seems to use on this site. What can I say, I prefer my words naked.
About my writing: Ack, it makes me feel self-conscious and pretentious to discuss writing, but I suppose I should at least say the kind of things I write, even if they never get posted. I tend towards... re-evaluations. Rewritings, reimaginings. If it was good enough for Shakespeare...! (I have actually co-opted Shakespeare, writing a shoddy but fun modern adaptation Twelfth Night for NaNo 2008. She's The Man just wasn't gay enough.) I like the idea of looking at things all over again, particularly some of the more problematic and absurd and as-yet un-Disney-ed fairy tales.
About inspiration: Neil Gaiman, as unsurprising as it is, is right: ideas are easy. They're all around us. They're in the landscape, they're in our conversations, they're in the very way you think. Ideas come too easily, and they're always so distracting. I like to plan and brainstorm -- a lot. The actual act of writing is stressful and scary, and I'm not sure I have enough faith that one day, I will hit upon the right sequence of words.
Writers that have influenced me include Anton Chekhov, Iris Murdoch, Federico Garcia Lorca -- plus many, many more. They always seem to know exactly what order to place their words.