I had a great time answering Lisa’s questions about writing, reading, life, and playing what-if. If you have a question, let me know by replying to this post. Thanks for visiting!
Lisa Montanino interviews Linda Westphal —
Lisa: Do you write on a typewriter, computer, dictate or longhand?
Linda: I write on my Apple MacBook Pro laptop. I don’t write story paragraphs or scenes longhand, because I can type faster than I can write. My ideas for the story, however, are captured on paper in longhand and as voice memos on my iPhone.
Lisa: What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Linda: You’re a writer. Keep at it. Don’t worry about what other people think.
Lisa: What book do you think everyone should read?
Linda: The book’s title is TRAVELS, written by the late Michael Crichton. It’s a collection of memories from his travel adventures early in his life – both outer travel to places such as Bangkok, Kilimanjaro, Malaysia, and Jamaica (when people rarely traveled to these places) and inner travel (his personal spiritual exploration). His experiences are not only fascinating, but you’ll learn a little about yourself when you read this book. He was such a great writer. He starts the book with this sentence: “It is not easy to cut through a human head with a hacksaw.” (referring to his days as a medical student).