An All About Writing Tag

On Nevillegirl’s blog she posted these questions for anyone to take and answer. And so I promptly decide I would, indeed, take them.

  1. What kind of music do you like to listen to while writing?

Usually instrumental– jazz or that music that is just…instrumental (behold my powers of description). Music like this.

2. What kind of music do you not like to listen to while writing? Why? Does it distract you or something?

Occasionally I will listen to music with lyrics and it helps if it fits with the story’s plot/theme/genre but it often just distracts me and sends me into a daydream; which is great when I need inspiration, but not so great when I need to put words into paper.

3. Who or what was the inspiration for the first character you ever wrote?

Ah, hmm….I think it was Heidi and Laura Ingalls? Because she lived on a hill in the alps, had three sisters, but it was in modern-day. Oh, and she was named Ann and her sister was Nan; which are basically variations on the same name.

….I was nine.

3. Do you usually have romance in your stories? Why or why not?

Yes…in the past I have written mostly family and friendship stories, but I’ve started to write romance. I often have trouble deciding who will be with who though; sometimes I know right away, but mostly I am confused. My Nano 12…well, I just abandoned it because my MC decided she actually liked the rebel pirate not her adviser.

Why? Often I just feel a  romantic connection between their characters (in other words, they tell me they’re doing what they want so there). Also fluffy romance makes me extremely happy. I really want to just relax and write a modern-day book (no historical research or world building yay!) and write a silly but hopefully touching fluffy romance someday.

4. Which author(s) do you think you write like?

 I honestly can not answer that. It is a befuddling question for me. Maybe a classic one? I was told once my style resembled that classical style.

5. Are your stories usually funny or serious?

They lean more toward the funny side, but also have serious moments. But usually the content I write is lighter, and I want to try an outright funny story/book.

6. What is the best thing someone has ever said about your writing?

To get an exact quote I would have to dig some stuff up, but the teacher that assesses how I have done over the year in homeschooling always raves about it, which makes me really pleased. My Mom/also is my teacher loved one of my recent stories and thought it beautiful.

7. What is the worst thing someone has ever said about your writing?

It was about my academic writing; a critiquer (am I spelling this wrong?) said one of my papers sounded like a rant (and I was sitting behind them when they were discussing it and ugh writing workshops make me anxious).

8. Why are all these questions about writing?

Because writing rocks, that’s why.

10.Would you rather own a castle or all the chocolate in the world?

Oh, wow. That’s a tough one. Castle, I suppose. I mean, it’s a castle.

I’m not going to tag anyone– whoever wants to may do them.

Questions:

  1. Is there a TV show/movie that, after watching, suddenly inspires you to write?
  2. Is there a book/author that does the same?
  3. Have you written poetry? What kind?
  4. What was the title of your first story?
  5. Historical or contemporary fiction?
  6. Romance or friendship stories?
  7. What kind of blog posts do you most enjoy writing?
  8. Short stories, novels or poetry (to write)? Why?
  9. What book do you first remember loving?
  10. Do you like sweet, salty or savory foods?
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