5. Do you write in a bubble or do you prefer critique groups, writing buddies or other companionship during the process?
Most of the time I write alone and have never belonged to critique groups. I do however write with my sister and that’s critique enough, LOL! We’re more brutally honest with each other than any critique group or partner could be and we both need that. There’s no pretence, no trying to spare feelings. I like to work that way because it makes us take our work seriously and keep going even when things aren’t peachy keen. More importantly, it makes us better writers. There’s no room for self-indulgence or patting ourselves on the back. It gives us a thicker skin for criticism and it means much more when we do compliment each other.