One of my readers tagged me on her blog this week! (Read her post here!) And the tag is about writing–my favorite pass-time and (hopefully) future career. Which makes me happy. 🙂
- Thank the person who tagged you and include the link to their post.
- Put the tag in your post and include the link to this post.
- Copy, paste, and answer all of the questions in your post.
- Tag as many people as you wish.
- Have fun!
Okay then, thank you, Micaiah! This will be fun!!
Next off, answer the questions:
- What genre(s) do you like to write in?
- Do you listen to music while you write? If so, what artists/albums do you enjoy?
- How do you name characters?
- Do you like to snack on or drink anything while writing? If so, what?
- What inspires you to write?
- Where and when do you prefer to write?
- Do you read any books or blogs on the writing craft? If so, what are your favorites?
What genre(s) do you like to write in?
Medieval fantasy/fairytale is definitely my favorite genre to read and write! I love it! I’ve tinkered around with sci-fi before as well, but never got anything on paper there; and I could see myself writing historical fiction, but I’m not dedicated enough for researching time periods. 🙂 I’ve also dabbled just a little in modern fiction, with things like my science stories.
Do you listen to music while you write? If so, what artists/albums do you enjoy?
I don’t often listen to music, if I do, it’s usually something from The Hobbit movies.
How do you name characters?
I don’t really have anything profound to say on this front. My poor characters usually just wait around until I have an epiphany of the perfect name. Sometimes I ask for help from my family or my blog readers, and so far that has proved quite helpful! Very recently, I’ve made a list of names I like that I go to when I need to name a character. That has also been helpful!
Do you like to snack on or drink anything while writing? If so, what?
I don’t usually eat while I write. I do usually end up drinking a lot of water when I write though, as I voluntarily go get a drink when I feel like I need a brain-break. 🙂
What inspires you to write?
Many, many things. 🙂 Other books, movies, reading blog posts by writers, pictures, experiences, etc. A lot of stories form while I’m lying in bed right after watching a movie (weird, I know!) or when something happens to me that I can easily transfer into a Medieval, fantastical setting. Lots of my life experiences and personal beliefs worm their way into my stories without really asking permission. Other things I find inspiring are archery, tree-climbing, hiking, bike-rides, and anything else out of doors!
Where and when do you prefer to write?
Anywhere and anytime! I’m not partial to time or place. I prefer it to be quiet (which is hard to find at my house!), but I can “zone out” if I need to. 🙂
Do you read any books or blogs on the writing craft? If so, what are your favorites?
I don’t read any books on writing, but I may write one someday. But honestly, I think reading fiction is the best thing for writers! Writing them comes naturally when you immerse yourself in stories. It also helps expand your vocabulary–just try reading The Lord of the Rings or The Chronicles of Narnia again, looking up any and every word you’re not familiar with. It will grow your vocabulary by leaps and bounds!
I don’t read any blogs on writing specifically, but my favorite blog on books in general is Leah’s Bookshelf.
Phew! That was fun! Thanks again, Micaiah! And now I’d like to tag:
Katie from kdbug.com
I would also like to tag my readers Skylar and Jaidyn, but unfortunately their blogs are private so I can’t link to them.
Happy writing, writers, and happy Wednesday to everybody! 🙂