Can I just say a big Thank You to Life Lessons around the dinner table for tagging myself in this…I have absolutely enjoyed doing it, it’s really made me think! (I had SO much fun writing this up) Please see their questions and answers here:
- Thank the person that tagged you and link to their website
- Post the rules
- Answer your tagger’s questions
- Share your two favorite writing tips and where you got them from
- Share two random story/WIP ideas you’ve never shared before (It would be cool to include covers, but you don’t have to) (And also they don’t have to be ideas you’re ever going to turn into anything)
- But don’t spoil them for us
- Tag five people
- Let the people you tag know that they have been tagged
- Ask five questions
- No, you can’t re-tag the person that tagged you
- If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
JUST DO IT! Just start somewhere…DO IT BECAUSE YOU LOVE IT!
- What was an early experience where you learned that language has power?
My Grandmother is a Librarian, now retired. When we were younger we use to go and visit her a lot and got involved in a lot of the Libraries children programs. I definitely learnt the power of language there. The power of good story telling.
- What period of your life do you find you write about most often? (Childhood, adolescence, adult hood, young & golden years)
I write mostly, I think, YA mainly. I write more along, teenagers becoming young adults.
- What is the most difficult part of writing for you?
I just don’t believe in myself enough. I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t want at least one writing of mine published. Then when I start writing and I feel like it’s silly. I think trying to compare myself to someone like JRR Tolkien does not help myself.
- What inspired you to start your blog?
If you are a frequent reader of mine you will know that I started my Blog because of a school project. We had to write up about two different social media type platforms that we have never used before. I just enjoyed it so much I’ve just kept it up.
Share your two favorite writing tips and where you got them from.
- Do not write unless you want too! There is nothing worse than trying to make yourself write. If you’re not feeling it, it’s just not going to happen. This is just a personal tip. Sometimes I feel like (especially if I’m not doing anything) that I should be writing. I always find that I get nowhere and even if I manage to write something, I usually rewrite that bit later.
- If I’m having a bit of writers block I watch everything and listen to what I consider to be fantasy. I find that this motivates myself. Even if I don’t end up writing, I definitely come up with ideas.
Share two random story/WIP ideas you’ve never shared before (It would be cool to include covers, but you don’t have to) (And also they don’t have to be ideas you’re ever going to turn into anything)
I have actually been kind of working on the two below, it’s be great if they’d turn into something…But we’ll see!
- The first one I’ll let you know about is actually supposed to be like a television series. I was inspired by a role playing game I played years and years ago. I was a Sorceress, but we had elves and monsters and all sorts! I’ve been writing it like a cross over Lord of the Rings with the television series withX-Men Evolution. Of course though my character (the Sorceress with the pet Wolf) is the Rogue type character.
I haven’t written anything for it for years though, but every now and then I’ll think of an episode idea.
- The other was inspired by a computer game, but I’m writing a novel, that I used to play, also years ago, on a portable PlayStation portable hand player. That is now a huge game on the XBOX 1. It’s supposed to be kind of like I guess YA novel. I would love to publish it, but I don’t think I’m even half way through it.
Tag Five People – I will Tag five people, but if you want to do this one, please feel free!
- Musings from a Tangled Mind
- This is My Truth Now
- From Private to Public
- Where Words Daily Come Alive
- On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea
My Questions to you:
- What is the worst advice someone can give you when you’re in the middle of writers block?
- Do you have a writers “set up”. Similar to a reading nook. Please describe.
- What (if anything) do you need to have around you to write?
- Are you inspired by other authors/writers? If yes, who and why?
- Writing wise, what is the most important lesson/s that you have learnt?