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Inside The Author’s Head: Victoria Hooper

Q1. What is your favorite word?

Disgruntled

Q2. What is your least favorite word?

Feisty

Q3. How has social media helped your career?

Social media is good for finding and talking to like-minded people, so helps with feeling inspired and motivated. One of the most important things it provides for me is a staff room or water cooler, as I work from home and so don’t get those normal office interactions. Information and advice is passed around quickly and easily, and it’s good for finding other people who might be interested in and connect with what you do.

Q4. What would you say are the downsides to social media in your career? 

Distractions and procrastination! Also, so much advice and so many conflicting opinions flying around can get overwhelming if you let it. At times you need to step back and have a little quiet time away from the internet and just get on with things YOUR way.

Q5. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Hmm, perhaps Curator of History/Archaeology in a museum, working with ancient artefacts and art.

Q6. What profession would you not like to do?

Surgeon. I’m far too squeamish.

Q7. What is your favorite curse word? 

Fictional ones are the best, the more elaborate the better. Especially the polite ones, as they always sound so ridiculous. E.g. One of my favourites is “Great Juno’s Peacock!” from a series of children’s books by Caroline Lawrence, set in Ancient Rome.

Q8. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

That Heaven is universal and that everyone is here, regardless of belief, what they did, when they lived, etc. And then, ideally, I’d like answers to a looong list of questions. 🙂

Thanks Victoria! Check out the online presence of Vicky Thinks here

Next time – Andrew Reid

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