Heyo, everybody! 😀
Before I continue, I must apologize for not having any Tuesday posts recently. It’s the end of the school year for me, which means last unit tests, finals, eth. So you might have to wait a bit for the next few chapters of Dream Whispers, but fear not! They’ll eventually be there!
Anyway, today’s post is another tag, the second one I’ve done. I got the Rising Author tag from R.M. Archer’s blog, Scribes and Archers. Go give it a look-see, and subscribe to her if you like it!
Curiously enough, this tag has no rules. So onward!
1. What is the weirdest thing someone has ever said to you about your writing?
So I posted something that I wrote called “Normal” on a teen writing site (Write The World, go check it out!). I got some comments, some likes, etc., but the weirdest thing I got on it was (in caps), “Normal is a setting on a washer/dryer!”
It was clearly meant as a good thing, but boy, did it sound weird. XD
2. What is the worst thing you ever wrote?
Oh, gosh. Since I’ve been writing since I was about 8 years old, there’s a LOT of awful things I’ve written! But for this, I think it’s tied between:
- Vac Attack; a story about vacuums, of all things, taking over the planet. I wrote it when I was 9 and it included everything from a “life chip” (invented by an average 9 year old *facepalm) to the American President.
- Royal Disaster/Banquet Gone Wrong; a play I wrote at age 11. It was about the British Royal family being spies and having to catch a criminal. Somehow it was all resolved within 10 minutes (micro-play?) and it was AWFUL. XD
Both of these could totally be good, so it was mostly just the execution of them.
3. What is the most awkward scene you’ve ever written?
Umm…Probably any scenes with Lynn and Ross in The Game.
It’s my main WIP right now and the first one I hope to publish, but it’s also the first one I’ve written with even a slight romance in it. So that’s hard. XD
4. On a scale from 1 to 10, how often do you end up writing more than 3 chapters of the stories you start?
4! 😂 I have infinite ideas and not enough time to write ’em! This, of course, results in many unfinished WIP’s and an an entire computer folder filled with ideas.
5. What is the hardest thing for you to write?
I think description. It’s always been my problem. I’m a poet, for gosh sake. I should be able to do description like a charm!
6. When you look back at your early writing pieces, what’s one thing you can see you’ve improved in?
In Vac Attack (see #3), I had a run on sentence that lasted, no joke, 3 lines. I’m very glad to say I don’t do that anymore! XD I think I’ve also greatly improved my plotting.
7. How do you name characters?
A lot of the time, I’ll put a placeholder name and after a while I either grow to like it or it grows to fit the character (like Rosie in Amber). Other times I’ll Google “list of *gender* names”, scroll through, and let my character tell me which one fits. Other times the name will just appear along with the character.
8. If you had to pick one genre to write in forever, what would it be?
Probably mystery! Oh, and also Middle Grade for books. If scripts, no clue. XD
9. Which of your characters do you feel most guilty about?
Cassidy Jessen in The Game, I think. Or maybe Albany Corla. Cassidy’s trials haven’t exactly started yet, as they’re in the next book, but Albany has already been kidnapped (twice), and there’ll be more in the next book! *teardrop*
10. Which of your characters deserves everything you’ve given them?
Robin Jores, also in The Game. Long story short, she betrayed the whole group after a month. After Lynn found out, she “disowned” her, sort of.
She definitely deserved it. But forgiveness was given, and she’ll still play a part in the next book.
11. Do you ever feel guilty about things happening to your characters?
Is that really a question?? Six words: Silas Delarane in Hide and Seek. He’s my favorite character I’ve ever written, but his character arc (mildly Tony Stark-like) requires him to have an incredibly hard backstory and life.
My poor Silas. I hope you have a decent life after I’m done with you. XD
I’ll add two questions to this tag: What is the strangest quirk you’ve ever given a character? How many WIPs do you have right now?
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