Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Wisteria Writer Tag

Hey all! *waves excitedly* Guess what?
*pause for effect*
That's right! Today, ladies and gentlemen, I am bringing you a TAG. And, as is one of my goals for this month, I'm posting it WITHIN the month that I was tagged! *cue applause* A shout out to Eve Estelle for tagging me! Thanks Eve!

As expected, here are the rules:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Answer the ten questions asked.
3. Add ten (writing or book related) questions of your own.
4. Nominate ten people.

And here are her questions!
1. What current story or book are you working on?
Mostly, I'm working on "The Princess & I" since I'm doing Camp NaNo this month (Which has proved to be both challenging and hilariously awesome!) And since that book has the best planning behind it. I'm hoping (but don't get your hopes up too much) that with the added push from Camp NaNo, that I'll finish writing "The Princess & I" this month...but we'll have to see.
2. What is your favorite genre to write in?
I mostly write fantasy, so I suppose that's my favorite.  After all, your imagination is the only limit when it comes to fantasy. I really wish I could get better at writing historical fiction, because I really love reading that genre. I'm working on it... :)
3. Have you been published? If not, do you plan to be?
Yes! I've self-published my book "The Silver Flower" and I'm working on self-publishing another book by the end of this year! After that, hopefully more will soon follow and I'll become a famous author and win all sorts of medals and honors and...ok, so none of that will probably happen, but one can dream, right? Come on.
4. Which aspect of writing are you best at (mood, theme, plot, etc.)?
I can do mood. Usually. And themes are good. I'm horrible at good plots though. We're working on that. Hard. ;)
5. Which part could you improve upon most in your writing?
As I mentioned above ^^^ I'd like to improve my plot structure.
6. Do you prefer to write fiction or nonfiction?
Fiction. Although I love poetry and blogging which is all nonfiction. So I like both I guess. ;)
7. Do you remember the title of your very first work?
"The Adventures of Dan & Kathryn". Basically a story about two homeschooling siblings about my age at the time (which was seven/eight) that had all sorts of crazy adventures including getting kidnapped and lost in a forest.
8. Are you typically a planner or a pantser (a.k.a NOT a planner)?
Definitely a pantser. I'm TERRIBLE at planning out my books. Everything I write from the title to the plot twists are completely on the fly. "Alice & Alyssa" had a completely different ending "planned" but I changed it half-way through writing it. Just because I could. *cue evil laughter* You know, why not have your character end up breaking his leg? Why not have a character end up being evil when he's/she's thought to be good by everyone around them (including yourself)?
9. What is your definition of a "successful" writer?
A writer who can bring characters, plot, and setting into beautiful harmony to create a story that will keep their audience captive and help their readers grow and mature through reading. 
10. What would you say to someone wanting to be an author?
 Write. Just write. And read. A TON!!! Particularly the great classics of literature like the Bible, "Moby Dick", "Uncle Tom's Cabin", "The Chronicles of Narnia", "The Hobbit" & "The Lord of the Rings", "Anne of Green Gables" (the whole series preferably :), "Little Women", "Ben Hur", "The Scarlett Pimpernel", "Tom Sawyer" (& "Huckleberry Finn") etc..
And, you know what, don't give up when you realize your first story is terrible...because all authors (at least the ones I'VE read about) start out with horrible stories that don't make sense as a whole or where all the characters act the same why or are total clichés.
So write, read, and above all else...DON'T GIVE UP!!

And here are my questions: I may have stolen borrowed a few from Eve. Don't judge.

1. What was the title and basic plot of the first story you ever wrote?
2. Which of your characters would you say is the most like you?
3. Which of your villains is your favorite?
4. What first inspired you to write?
5. How many stories (short or long) have you actually COMPLETED?
6. Have you ever had a book keep you up all night (like past midnight...not literally ALL NIGHT)? If so, what was it's title?
7. Any top favorite book(s) you would like to share with your beloved followers?
8. Any words of wisdom from your experiences in writing? Please. We need to hear it. :)
9. Planner or panster (a.k.a NOT a planner) when it comes to writing?
10. What current story or book are you working on and what is it about?

And here is who I tag:

Emily from The Imaginary World of Emily McConnell
Jonathan from Fishing for Ideas
Abigayle from The Left-Handed Typist
Faith  from Stories by Firefly
Bethany from A Great God and Good Cocoa
Aiden from Story Forger
Amanda from Scattered Journal Pages
Hannah from Furious Ever Afters
Ellie from The Other Side of Reality


  1. Ah yes! I can totally relate to your answer about what genre you write in. I don't only write fantasy, but it is so much fun to be able to create any world you want to. And historical fiction? Yeah... I *want* to wanna write it, but it's SO much research. :)
    Aidyl from Noveltea

    1. Ikr? I really try to have patience enough when it comes to Historical Fiction, but sometimes...it's just hard.
      Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving a comment! I'll definitely be checking out your blog! ^_^

  2. Haha, see I'm the opposite. I can't imagine how you enjoy creating new worlds with no boundaries. I would be scared to death of it!
    I like the limits and influence in historical fiction. I can stretch my imagination as far as I want, just as long as it stays within the lines drawn up by history.
    But yeah. I do enjoy reading fantasy, so I'm so happy authors like you enjoy writing it! :)
    A GOOD CHARACTER BECOMES BAD IN "ALICE & ALYSSA"?!?!?! See, I've only read the first couple chapters, because I wanted to wait and read it all together. AUGH! Now I'm dying to know who it is!
    I've only read six of those classics you mentioned... BUT. I have read Jane Austin's books. Those count as classics, right? *sigh* I know, I know. I really need to try and read more classics.
    I loved reading through this post! And that picture is absolutely beautiful!! ^_^

    1. Hey, opposites attract. ;) I admire your skill with historical fiction Jesseca, and I'm a little envious of the ease with which you seem to be able to write it. But someone's gotta write fantasy, right? ;)
      Oh, whoops...did I say that out loud? *coughcough* Spoiler alert. B-)
      Aw, thanks so much! :)

  3. Thank for taggin me, Rebekah! This will be fun. ;)


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