What is your number one, brilliant piece of advice for other aspiring authors?
How do you get inspiration for your stories?
By reading, by writing whatever pops into my head, by gazing upon glorious stretches of countryside, by observing people and their habits, by looking at pictures of faraway places, by jumping on the trampoline at midnight and gazing at the stars, by asking myself "Why?". In short, I glean inspiration from so many different avenues, so many different strains of thought and imagination, that I can scarcely narrow it down.
Do you have a favorite spot to write? (If you have to sit at the computer desk you might just skip this question! :D)
Do you work best in peace and quiet or with background noise and action?
Which area is hardest for you?
Plot, above all. "Ooh! Idea! Shiny! But should I plan first? Pfft, no! Must write!" Then I get to about the third chapter, have to stop altogether, and am forced to create some sort of outline.
I haven't the vaguest idea! I am shamed to say I have never really contemplated the question. Why is a raven like a writing-desk?