An FAQ... Sort of.

Here is list of questions I often ask myself, so I guess it is sort of an FAQ.
Where did your blog's name come from? "Writerandom" is supposed to be reminiscent of Roverandom, the name of a story by J. R. R. Tolkien. Conveniently, it is also reminiscent of writing and randomness. The "Wit, 'Wisdom', and Whimsy" part was simply a stroke of creativity that came to me. I guess I was in a W kind of mood that day.
Why is Staples your nickname? To make a rather long story extremely short, my friend came up with the name, saying I had a similar sense of humor to Clive Staples (C. S.) Lewis. (Still the best compliment I have ever been paid, Spork!)
What are your favorite books? Oh, brother! Here's a small sample list:
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hobbit by the same.
The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
Pretty much anything by C. S. Lewis, actually
The Jane Austen books, including Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, etc.
All of Lemony Snicket's books, including A Series of Unfortunate Events, but mostly Lemony Snicket; an Unauthorized Autobiography
The Melendy Quartet a series of four books by Elizabeth Enright. These were the type of books I adored in middle school. Also Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh.
Eats, Shoots, and Leaves by Lynne Truss. This is the type of non-fiction I like, because it's actually funny. Seriously, for a book about punctuation, it's awesome.
All the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
All the Father Brown stories by G. K. Chesterton.
And, not to be sappy or cheesy or freaky, but the Bible. I mean, yes, I'm a Christian, so I believe it's the word of God and is awesome for that reason, but also it has some pretty amazing stories in it from a purely literary point of view. Check out Esther or Daniel or Tobit sometime if you don't believe me. And the Psalms and the Song of Songs are some pretty gorgeous poetry.
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
The Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
The Everlasting Man by G. K. Chesterton (and actually basically everything by Chesterton)
Basically everything by P. G. Wodehouse, especially A Damsel in Distress, Uneasy Money, and the Psmith series
Shakespeare plays, especially Hamlet and Much Ado about Nothing
And... Well, the list goes on.
What about movies? Oh, brother! Here's another sample list:
The Princess Bride, Star Wars (the original trilogy), It's a Wonderful Life and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (and anything else involving Jimmy Stewart and Frank Capra), A Man for All Seasons, The Incredibles (and most other Pixar movies), and Captain America.
What are some other things you like? Daffodils, fruit salad, ballet and swing dancing and waltzing, chocolate, tea, teacups, bamboo, scarves and sweaters, braids, earrings, fireplaces, bow ties and fedoras (not on me, though), candles, fall-colored leaves, beetle cars, typewriters, snow, violets, high heels that don't hurt or make me fall, spring rain, taking walks, cardinals (both birds and those priests in Rome), the Popemobile, the Pope, the Apple logo, peanut butter, and the Gaffigans among many other things/people.
You're Catholic, aren't you? Yes, I am. I'm also a racist, misogynist, homophobic, xenophobic, arachnophobic right-wing nutcase. Please feel free to ask me questions about my beliefs at any time!
So, you're an aspiring writer. Explain in full. That means that I have only been published in small publications, and have never been paid to write, but I intend to make it my career (alongside hopefully being a housewife and mother someday). Right now, I blog in various places for various reasons, but mostly I'm focusing on school, where I'm going through a pretty rigorous liberal arts program, majoring in literature and minoring in history.
Are you anywhere else on the internet? Why, yes, yes I am. You may read random little snippets of my life on Twitter if you wish.

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