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Friday, 19 January 2018


(3 of 12 Posts)

The Pivot Questionnaire comprises 10 questions. I have seen it used on the television show Inside The Actor's Studio, presented by James Lipton. Apparently Proust was the original inspiration. The modern questions originated on a French TV show called Bouillon de Culture, hosted by Bernard Pivot. I have expanded the questions to 12.

(For the time being, this idea is restricted to Northern Ireland's creative artists in any field, literature, music, broadcasting, etc. If you are one and are interested in taking part as well as promoting your work, please get in touch via

This post's special guest is writer and independent researcher into workplace bullying and harassment Anne-Marie Quigg. (I’m trying not to dwell on the length of time, but 50 years ago we had part-time, after-school jobs at the Mace supermarket, Glen Road, Belfast!) I blogged about Anne-Marie’s book The Handbook of Dealing with Workplace Bullying and here’s the link: 

Here are other links to her work with Piers Jackson, and they are well worth clicking, especially in this climate of bullying, harassment and worse:


  1. What is your favourite word? - Love
  2. What is your least favourite word? - Abuse
  3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? - Feeling at peace 
  4. What turns you off? - Disrespect
  5. What is your favourite song? Ain't got no...I got life by Nina Simone
  6. What is your favourite film? Casablanca
  7. What is your favourite curse word? - Shit
  8. What sound or noise do you love? - Himself playing piano 
  9. What sound or noise do you hate? - Dentist's drill
  10. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? - Novelist
  11. What profession would you not like to do? - Funeral director
  12. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?  - "So you turned out to be a great novelist after all..." 

Anne-Marie Quigg, thank you for your dozen answers to a dozen questions.

Previous posts:
Singer/songwriter Mandy Bingham - 17 January 2018
Poet Colin Dardis - 18 January 2018

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