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How do you read? Do you take in every word and every detail, or do you skim over lines and absorb the general gist of what’s written?

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A bit of both, really. If the story is rather intricate and multi-layered, I will take more time over each word. If the story is more light, and reads that way, I think it's okay to skim, the reader will still get the basic vibe of the tale.
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Here's an excellent guide to writing descriptions:

http://mythicscribes.com/writing-techniques/writing-descriptions-1/  
Is there anything that you'd like to see covered in the upcoming second part of this guide?
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Has your muse ever left for a prolonged period?  If so, how did you woo her back?

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My muse once departed for years. I'm not sure what brought her back, but there was a long healing process involved. The muse did not come back all at once, but in "cameo appearances" that slowly grew more frequent until she decided once again to move back in--except for periodical sabbaticals.
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Have you suffered through multiple failed or abandoned novels? If so, how did you escape the rut?

What tactics did you use to reach completion?

http://mythicscribes.com/writing-process/novel-graveyard/
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Do you draw from real-life places when creating settings for your stories?

What are some locations that you’ve used for inspiration?

http://mythicscribes.com/inspiration/setting-stories-backyard/
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mostly from imagination
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What weapons are your characters wielding? What’s the reasoning behind them using these weapons?

http://mythicscribes.com/miscellaneous/blunt-weaponry/
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In my current WIP the fae cannot wield "cold iron" (iron or steel, basically) so the only weapons they can use are stone- or bronze age (other than their magic). You can make beautiful and effective flint or obsidian edged weapons, even of a large size (look up Aztec swords for example). And of course a good club need only be made out of wood.
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Do you struggle with talking more about writing than actually writing?

What have you done personally to get your writing time in?

http://mythicscribes.com/inspiration/novel-where-your-mouth-is/
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Character Development  - 
 
How do you come up with names for your characters?

Are there any resources that you find especially helpful?

http://mythicscribes.com/character-development/naming-characters/
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i look up names from mythology or from old texts like the bible or the koran
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What are your favourite portrayals of the phoenix in fiction you’ve read?

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The Dark Phoenix from MARVEL's X-MEN comic book series was compelling.
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Are there any surefire ways that you’ve learned to embrace the editing process, or do you still grumble your way through it?

http://mythicscribes.com/writing-process/cover-to-cover-iv-learning-to-love-editing/  
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Still grumble my way through it !!! I have a hard time cutting down my own work. I tend to cope out and just get a professional editor to do it for me.
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Here are some thoughts on writing, and how it compares to the process of soaping:

http://mythicscribes.com/writing-process/writers-soaping/
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I assume +Patrick Rothfuss​ would agree with that after writing a book that contains eight pages of soap making :) 
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