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7.05.2016

The Wisteria Writer Tag


Good morning, afternoon, or night to you! :) Happy Fourth of July to all my fellow readers in the US (belated, but still I hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend)!

Allie Taylor from over at The Depth Of My Faith tagged me for The Wisteria Writer Tag. Some of the questions and responses you may remember from my last tag post, but there are a few new ones as well, and Allie always comes up with great questions to ask.

Let's jump right into it!
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Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Answer the ten questions asked.
  • Add ten (writing or book related) questions of your own.
  • Nominate ten people.


Allie's Questions


1. What current story or book are you working on?

Besides putting together my poetry collection Nightfall (more on this below, question #5), I've just started working on a new short story that I'm very excited to write.. The working title at the moment is Dead Man's Tale, and the current plan is for a mystery story with a slight supernatural touch.

2. At what age did you begin to write?

What did I say in my last tag? 6 or 7? Something like that! Never really finished anything back then, though lol..

3. What is your favorite genre to write in?

Tough one! I'm all over the place with genres here. I'm a lover of fantasy, the supernatural, and mystery, so those are areas I'd really like to improve my skill in.

4. Do you write Article pieces or Fiction?

98.9% fiction.

5. Have you been published?

As I mentioned in my previous tag, I'm not currently published. However, I'm in the process of getting together all of my poems throughout the past two years and independently publishing them in a collection titled Nightfall. Details can be found here!

6. Poetry or Long Stories?

You know, when I first started this blog in 2014, I would have immediately answered stories. I never disliked poetry, but I was never particularly drawn to it, and I really only started working with it here because of how much quicker I could finish them compared to a short (or long) story.

But now, I think I'd have to say it's tied. My time with poetry has given me a new respect for it, and a new, stronger love for it. But writing prose is just as fun, special, and rewarding in its own right.

7. Typing or Handwriting?

Typing. I wish my answer were handwriting, but it just doesn't work out whenever I attempt to do it that way! One of the bloggers I tagged for The Rising Authors Tag made a great point, however - handwriting is great for plotting stories. Typing is better for writing them.

8. Favorite series?

Book series, right? The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher.

9. Encouragement for embarkment on the path of writing?

Okay. I love this question to bits, so you're going to have to bear with me and my overdone response.

First of all, just do it. Write. Enjoy yourself. Don't tell yourself you're a terrible writer and avoid the craft because of it. Not only do I guarantee you're not as bad as you think you are, but you won't improve a lick just sitting there doing nothing about it. We all have to start somewhere. I'm not even trying to be hypocritical here - I call myself a terrible writer fairly often, even though it's said in a joking manner. But I'm still here, yeah? Writing! Making my work a little less abominable every day. You just have to keep doing it.

It can be hard to get past the fear, to have the needed confidence, and to make enough time, but it's worth it. Make sure to do lots of experimenting. Have fun with it, and pick up your own tricks! 

10. What got you writing?

Nothing specific did, just the want to write. It's one of those things that when you read a really well-written work, see names attached to titles, and/or get an idea, that you just feel inspired to do it!


Questions for You

(Stealing some of Allie's)

1. What current story or book are you working on?
2. What is your favorite genre to write in?
3. Have you been published? If not, do you plan to be?
4. Which aspect of writing are you best at (mood, theme, plot, etc.)?
5. Which part could you improve upon most in your writing?
6. Do you prefer to write fiction or nonfiction?
7. Do you remember the title of your very first work?
8. Are you typically a planner or a pantser?
9. What is your definition of a "successful" writer?
10. What would you say to someone wanting to be an author?


Tags


Seema Tabassum @ LifesHues

Ashley G @ [insert tile here]

Rebekah Eddy @ Rebekah's Remarks


Think that's all the people I'm going to tag this time - will have to refresh my mind on which names in my lists are writers. If you'd like to do this, I'm sure there'd be no problem with that!
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Thanks so much, Allie! And thank you all for reading. Once again, I hope you all had a great Independence Day!

16 comments:

  1. Aww, thank you so much eve. Great answers.

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  2. Awesome Answers! :D Woaah at 6 or 7? That is so young! But you are an amazing writer and it is always worth reading your poems or stories :) Keep it up! ^__^'

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    1. Aw thank you! :) 6 or 7 was the age that I remember writing my first major story.. I never wrote regularly until the last couple of years, though. Thanks, Heena!

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  3. As always your posts are a delight to read! :)

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  4. AHHH! This looks like so much fun! I loved your answers, and I look forward to posting mine. ^_^ Thanks so much for tagging me! I love writer/book tags. :)

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    1. You're so welcome! Can't wait to read yours. :) These tags are always fun!

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  5. I loved reading this!
    Yes, there are studies that have actually proven handwriting better stimulates creativity than typing - for that reason, I'm trying to do a lot more outlines and idea-journaling in my notebook, but it's hard to get over how handy computers are.

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

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    1. Exactly. I can feel it whenever I try brainstorming ideas on paper; I usually do it when I'm stuck on something, and often handwriting helps with that. Computers definitely are very, very handy.. And my handwriting is crap because of it lol. Thanks, Ellie!

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  6. I had no idea that you're considering indie publishing some of your poems?! That is so awesome! I'm excited about it now. :D

    Thank you for the tag! I'll definitely tackle this one. :)

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    1. Yes! I can't wait. :) The goal is to have the collection out by early October, just in time for my two-year blogging anniversary!

      You're welcome, Ashley! I look forward to reading your answers! :D

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  7. I only knew about your poetry, I had no idea that you preferred stories when you started this blog! This is such a great tag to get to know you better as a writer :)

    x Envy
    Lost in Translation

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    1. I did! I was never much of a poet before I started here. Now writing poems is often easier than writing stories. :) Thanks, Envy! Glad you enjoyed this tag!

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  8. i loved your answers as always but I think you are a terrific poetess :) and thanks a million for this tag makes me feel included :) in something after all :) thank you for your kindness, i shall do this tomorrow ...promise ...thank you Eve for thinking of me ...have a bright beautiful new week ♥

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    1. I appreciate that, Seema! :) You're welcome! Take your time, and I can't wait to read your own answers. Have a lovely week yourself!

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