Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Another Writing Tag!

Faith tagged me for this one! :) And, as with all writing/book related tags, I could hardly pass it up. So without further ado, I proudly present...

*dramatic music*
I know the actual title for this tag is "The Rising Author's Tag", but isn't this title so much more cool?? Copyrights to the "new and improved" version, go to my older sister Sarah. ;)

Da Rules:
>>Write a post thanking the person who tagged you; include the tag, the 11 questions asked, your answers, and in reply to the request of a small piece of poetry or writing, write a brief 150-word story.
>>At the end of the post, provide 11 new questions.
>>Request a brief 150-word story from the people you tagged.
>>Tag at least one person, and include a link to their blog.

Da Answers:
What's your favorite writing style? 
Good styles? Are those a thing? If not, it totally should be. Good writing is hard to find sometimes, but its worth it when you read books with it.
But other than that, I enjoy humor in books. As long as it's not overdone or rude.
 
Where do you usually sit to write? 
At the computer. Or on my laptop. Or in my journal (preferably propped up on my knees in bed for those last two).

If you write for long periods of time, does it bother your fingers/wrists/hands?
If I'm typing, I can pretty much write forever...but with an actual pencil (or pen) and paper, I can only write for about half an hour to forty-five minutes before my wrists' complaints become to unbearable. :(

Do you snack while you write? If so, what's your favorite snack?
I like to focus on my writing...so no. Unless there's chocolate or ice-cream available. Then ABSOLUTELY.

Are you published? If so, best publishing advice you've received? If not, do you want to be? 
I'm self-published, so I guess that doesn't really count. :P And yes, I would love to have a publishing company take my books and publish them to the waiting public. That would be awesome! :)

Writing/publishing wise, where do you see yourself in five years? Ten years? 
Oh goodness. *cough* Not to offend, but I really hate this question. ;) Why? Honestly, I'd love to be writing in heaven in five years because the Lord came back. But...if that doesn't happen, I would like my books to all be written and published, selling millions across the world while bringing glory to God, and be able to meet all you fantastic friends.

Do you listen to music while you write? 
Most of the time. Sometimes, if I'm writing a particularly difficult part of the story, or fighting writer's block, I won't. But if I'm just happily typing away, then yes.

What's your opinion of editing? 
Worst Enemy. Best Friend. It's a love/hate relationship. ;)

Do you enjoy research? 
When the mood occurs, yes. Sometimes it's just too much work. >.<

Do you fiddle with the font style and size of your works? 
ALL. THE. TIME. It's an addiction guys.
 
And lastly, what's your thoughts on writerly tags? B-) 
I love them!!! *gives all writerly tags a giant hug* But, you probably already gathered that from what I wrote at the beginning. ;)
 
150-word story-snippet request: Can I see a piece of your writing?
“You have got to be kidding me…” Jacob hissed to his friend in a barely audible whisper, cocking his gun. The click sounded deafening in the still air.
“Nope,” Jason replied grimly, cocking his own gun and trying to sound more hopeful about his plan than he really was. “Come on, buddy, where’s your sense of adventure?”
“Where is always is… but I would hardly call this an adventure. This is suicide! Robbing a well-known bank isn’t exactly what I would call smart.”
“Well, then, how come you’re helping me?”
“Because you’re my friend and we both need the money.”
“Right. So let’s get this done!”
The two boys slipped into the darkness of the bank after Jason picked the lock open. Both of them walked silently across the shadowed interior to where they both knew the safe was located. Jason had assured his friend that he had figured out the combination, but when they got there, he tried the code…several times…but it didn’t work.
Desperate now, Jason worked on the safe frantically while Jacob kept watch. Beads of perspiration appeared on their foreheads as time slipped by. Still, no luck.
“Let’s give up on it!” Jacob hissed. “I saw a shadow and I think it’s time to make ourselves invisible.”
“Right.” Jason sighed, trying to mask his obvious relief. “Come on!”
They both went over to the nearest window, but as Jacob worked on opening it, another gun cocked, but this one was behind them.
Slowly, the boys turned around to face the three police officers.
They were caught.
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I know that wasn't exactly 150 words...but y'all should know by now that it's well nigh impossible for me to write a story any shorter than that...especially one on short notice. :)
 
DA QUESTIONS:
How long have you been writing?
What made you decide to become an author?
Where do you find inspiration?
What's a favorite quote from a book/story you've written?
What's the title of the favorite story you've written?
Do you prefer writing in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd person?
Who's an author you tend to write like?
Do you write in short bursts fairly often, or several thousand words in one sitting but with larger breaks between sittings?
Have you ever had scenes (usually written late at night and discovered the next morning) when something happens in your story that you weren't expecting? If so, could you tell us what it was?
What's an odd writing quirk you have?
What's the weirdest thing you've researched for a story?
 
And...one last thing: Give us a peek into how you write by sharing either a 150 word story/poem or a snippet from one of your longer stories.
 
Da people I tag!:

14 comments:

  1. I ADORE reading all these different tags! And writing tags are the best!!
    Oh, what story is that snippet from? It sounds so super interesting! :D

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    1. Aren't they awesome!! ^_^ Gotta love the writing theme. :)
      Um...actually it's just that. Only a snippet. I don't have any whole story I took it from. I just sat down and wrote it back when Emily was doing her "write a story based on this clip of movie soundtrack music" she did for awhile.
      Glad it sounded interesting though!

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  2. Hmmmm, I see a connection among all those you tagged ;) This looks really cool, so expect my answers September 3rd :D

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    1. Oh...really? ;) Yay! I look forward to your answers!! :)

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  3. Great tag! And LOVE the excerpt! :D

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  4. What a neat tag! Writing tags are such fun. :)

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    1. Yes they are! I love them! ^_^ (I have this nagging suspicion I've said that before...)

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  5. This looks really fun! Thank you for the tag! I'll get to it soon, probably next week! :D *is absolutely wretched at planning posts*

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    1. Awesomeness! *is also horrible at planning posts*

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  6. Thanks for doing the tag, Rebekah! :D And I would say self-published totally counts... B-)

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    1. Oh, good. Because if not, IT TOTALLY SHOULD. :P

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  7. REBEKAH THIS LOOKS SUPER FUN. I'm behind in soo many tags, so I might do this? Idk if I do though it won't be for a little while XP

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    1. You could always smoosh it together with the Wisteria Writer's Tag...I would have done that if the two tags happened a smidge closer together. Take all the time you need.
      No pressure.
      But I might do something drastic.
      Just saying.

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