Five Questions: Gerald So
1. Why do you blog?
I blog to keep track of what catches my eye from moment to moment, day to day. Blogging forces me to think about my gut reactions and put them into words, indirectly helping my fiction and poetry.
2. Which author and/or book has most influenced you?
Salinger’s THE CATCHER IN THE RYE. Holden Caulfield’s voice was the first I read to which I could relate fully. I try to engage the reader on the same level in my own writing.
4. Why do you read fiction?
I’m fascinated by the places words on a page can take the imagination. When done well, a written passage can come to life more vividly than a movie because the reader has a hand in its presentation. I read to have this experience and to learn how to create it for others.
5. What makes you laugh?
People and their quirks.
Gerald So’s blog, If You Want To Know About My Life. . . is at: http://geraldso.blogspot.com/