Clint Shearer is the current reigning Wordner champion with 5 wins out of last 35 rounds (a 13.9% Wordner win average). He recently joined Wilbur D. Clownfish for a brief interview.
WILBUR: Clint, I’m really happy that you’ve been able to take time out of your busy schedule to speak with us. When did you first start playing Wordner and why?
CLINT: The pleasure is all mine Wilbur, I’ve been a fan of yours for a while now. I started playing Wordner a few weeks ago when a friend of mine recommended it to me via Facebook and I was instantly hooked.
WILBUR: How long does it typically take you to create a Wordner? What’s your thought process look like?
CLINT: Well I have to admit that I don’t always submit an entry. In most cases after reading the cards I get an idea in less than a minute. I usually read through the starter words and one of them will just jump out at me. On occasion I try to incorporate more than one word but mostly I focus on one. On rare occasions after studying it for a minute and getting nothing I will give up. I feel if I have to work that hard at it anything I come up with won’t live up to Wordner standards.
WILBUR: What do you attribute your skill and resulting success at Wordner to?
CLINT: Part of it is having a sharp mind, and I feel that playing Wordner is a quick mental exercise that can help hone that skill. You also need just a touch of craziness to play, just enough to make what you come up with a little bit unusual.
Wilbur: Think fast! I always wanted to eat… (Clock, Blue, Sniff).
CLINT: Hmmm, Blue eggs and ham. I’ve tried the green stuff and it always tasted a bit spoiled.
WILBUR: Amazing. Such talent! Before we let you go, do you have any tips for our loyal Wordner fans out there?
CLINT: Just to keep playing, I’ve seen some of the other winning entries so I know there is a lot of Wordner talent out there. And tell your friends, the more the merrier.