The Most Likely Tag: Fun Facts About My Characters

As of late, writer’s block has decided to show up in all its glorious nonexistence, probably because NaNoWriMo was traumatizing and I didn’t want to touch my book for an entire month afterwards. But I recently got tagged by my friend Addie at The Lion’s Pen with the Most Likely Tag, which basically asks questions about my characters and I get to answer them here. I’m a fan of tags that have to do with one’s WIP because it helps me to think about my story and characters in ways I never have. So, onwards.

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The Writer’s “Get to Know Me” Tag

I ran faster, the stitch in my side forgotten. I felt exhausted and frustrated at how serious this seemingly innocent game of tag had become. I mean, no game of tag has ever existed for two hours, and being anxiety-prone isn’t helping each time I spot a fellow player with impish intent all over their face. When the game started, we were all amateur bloggers, trying to make friends in the otherwise unfriendly world of the Internet. How did it become such a stressful game of every man for himself?

My heart nearly stopped in my chest as I turned a corner and met a dead end; a huge wall of wood spanning about twenty feet in width and length barricaded any other hopes of hiding. Someone had generously graffitied “BLOGGER’S BLOCK” in big black letters across the wall. So this is how it ends, then. But then I heard footsteps, getting louder at an even faster rate than my growing apprehension. When I whipped around, I stood face to face with another runner in the game. It was a girl with long brown hair, braces, and an unexpectingly friendly smile. She reached out, tapped me, and whispered, “tag!” I immediately fell unconscious.

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The “First Book You’ve Ever Read” Challenge

It’s called a “challenge” for a reason. Trying to think of the first book I’ve read really is a challenge, especially if you’re not sure what kind of “book” we’re referring to here. If it was my actual first book ever, we’d be talking Curious George or one of those Little Golden Books or “Hey Al,” but then no one would be reading this post. So I just went with what Marrok McIntyre did in his first post of the challenge and picked the first novel I read

By the way, Marrok is the one who tagged me and is the founder of this challenge. He is a fantasy writer and an all around awesome person, and you should definitely check out his blog!

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The Bookish Q&A Tag

Miranda Kulig, over at the blog Dreams and Dandelions, posted The Book Habits and Currently Reading Q&A Tag and tagged me to do so as well! Thanks Miranda! Don’t forget to check out her blog. Now, onto those questions and I’ll tag some fellow bookworm bloggers at the end too!

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In Which I Discuss the Best Weapons in the World

In case you don’t understand this blog post’s title:

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You’re welcome.

So, quite obviously, I’ll be talking about books today. I was recently tagged by the epic Aria Maher for the Writer’s Book Tag, and I couldn’t ever pass up an opportunity to talk about books, hence this post. To name a few, I’ll talk about a book I’ve never read, a book that has made me cry, and a favorite fantasy novel I recommend.

Let’s get to it, shall we?

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The Writer’s Tag

 

Deborah Kelty is a Christian writer based in Wales (how awesome is that?). She recently tagged me for the “When You Learn More About me” Writer’s Questionnaire, an honor I am axcited to participate in (mostly because that saves me from having to come up with a blog post topic for Tuesday, I’ll be honest with you).

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Liebster Award Tag + 11 Questions Answered

Hey look! The wonderful Hannah Krynicki tagged me in her post for the Liebster Award. She’s an awesome person and writer with brilliant ideas and thoughts, so please, check out her blog and give her a follow. Thanks Hannah!

So, tags have rules. I need to answer 11 questions, list 11 random facts, tag 11 people and give them 11 questions to answer. You’d think the person who created this tag really liked the number 11. Now, on to those questions from Hannah.

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January’s WIPjoy: Snippets & a Sneak Peak of Fiction’s Lie

Look up the hashtag #WIPjoy. It was put together by Bethany Jennings, who’s not only a fantasy writer, but also a Christian and homeschool mom, a lovely person who has inspired me in many different ways. (Check out her blog.) Basically, WIPjoy is answering questions about your WIP, one question per day of a designated month, and it happens about three times a year. There was just recently one in January (which I stopped 1/4 of the way through because I would rather answer them all in a blog post) and the one before that was in September.

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Tag You’re It: Sunshine Blogger Award

Looks like there’s a certain tag going around the blogosphere again. Just in the last week, two people tagged me for the Sunshine Blogger Award: Luke Hartman and Vivian Parkin Derosa, two awesome writing bloggers who I recommed you follow. At least check out their blogs (names have the links). Since they tagged me for the same thing, I’m deciding to do something a bit different this time and take the questions I like the most combined in one post.

As for tag rules, I think everyone knows about those by now. Sound good? Let’s get started.

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My question picks from Vivian:

1) What are some of your favorite blogs? Oh, goody! Check these out:

  • Hannah Heath. This is my #1 favorite blog because Hannah is a great friend of mine, so yes, there is some favoritism going on there. But putting that aside, she has an awesome sense of humor, lots of nerd references, interesting perspectives, and lots, LOTS of good writing tips. Still not persuaded? You need to get your eyes checked.
  • Constant Collectible is my go-to site for all the geek news, particularly about movies, TV shows, and comics. I also contribute with my posts on film scores once in a while.
  • You Write Fiction. The very name of this blog should be enough to get you clicking that link. Nate Philbrick, the writer behind the blog, does a lot of writing related posts, most of them fabulously sarcastic. His fantasy novel Where the Woods Grow Wild will be released on December 10 and is now available for pre-order, so go check that good stuff out.
  • To the Barricade! is one of my favorites also. Aimee Meester has a lot of beautiful posts on hope, motivation, and finding joy in crazy, stressful lives, not to mention lots of posts on writing, bullet journaling, and NaNoWriMo. This blog has got it all.
  • Paper Fury. The girl behind this blog is hilarious with a big personality and sense of humor. She even claims to eat whole books for breakfast. Do I believe her? Well she completed NaNoWriMo in ONLY THREE days, so maybe I do. If you want some good book reviews, writing tips, and just a good laugh, her blog is the right one for you. (Check out her bookstagram too.)
  • Pretty much all the obviously wonderful writing blogs, most likely including yours. Don’t think I follow your blog yet? Please comment below with the link. I love finding new blogs worth reading.

2) What’s your favorite genre to read? Fantasy and science fiction hands down. I also enjoy historical fiction.

3) When did you start blogging? A year and a half ago, June 2015 to be exact. It’s been a fun journey and not as stressful or time consuming as I was afraid it would be.

 

Now for some select questions Luke tagged me to answer.

1) What type of computer do you use for blogging? Whichever one is open to use. I enjoy using our gaming Asus PC because it’s fast (and no, I’ve never played games on it. I use it because I’ve never had a speedier internet). I also use it for writing, school, and anything else that needs a screen and a keyboard.

2) What was the last album you listened to straight through? Celtic Fair by Maggie Sansone. Not only is it peaceful, soothing music, it’s very mysterious and mystical. Great fantasy writing soundtrack.

3) What is the awesomest-looking book you own and why? Song of the Sending by Corinne O’Flynn. I really am not a fan of the book at all, from characters to story quality, to plot, to writing style. But the cover! Oh, the cover …

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4) Name your three biggest fandoms. Easy peasy. Star Wars comes first, closely followed by Pirates of the Caribbean and Lord of the Rings (those two are always fighting for second place and I just can’t decide).

5) Favorite childhood movie? Pooh’s Grand Adventure. I still love it.

6) Name three books that everyone on Earth should read. Man, you’re killing me. ONLY three? Okay. Besides the Bible (that’s kind of obvious):

  • Skies of Dripping Gold. I kind of forgot the author’s name because I’m too lazy to look it up, but it’s a wonderful short story and it’s 99 cents on Amazon for a digital copy. READ IT. The author is an amazing person and her stories are just … well, I simply don’t have the words (sorry for forgetting her name).
  • Harry Potter series. So many people already love these books, but there are, sadly some people who constantly demonize them because of the content including magic, sorcery, and dark arts. But that’s only because they’ve never tried reading these beautiful, beautiful books themselves; it’s about love and friendship overcoming the darkness.
  • Les Miserables. It’s a long, depressing story, but it is gorgeous. I could write a whole post on how wonderful Les Mis is and I still wouldn’t be able to cover all the points. The real point is, it’s worth the long read. The characters, the story, the message, and plot twists … I don’t know. It’s one of the most amazing books I’ve ever read and it will always remain one of the highest on my list.

 

Welp, that’s it. That was easy and fun. It’s perfect to be tagged during a week when life is so busy you just can’t come up with anything. Answering fun, easy questions is always a nice change once in a while. And I know you all love it too, so … I’m tagging these people with these questions:

 

Questions:

When did you start blogging?

Name three books that everyone on Earth should read.

Favorite pop music artist and film score composer.

Name your three biggest fandoms.

What is your favorite musical?

Spiderman or Ant-man? Yes, the new Marvel ones.

What time of day do you write the most?

Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, or apple cider? 

A tagline for the first story you’ve ever written.

If your book was going to be made into a movie, is there an actor/actress you’d choose to play your main character?

Rey or Princess Leia? Why?

 

People Tagged:

Jeneca Writes

Aimee Meester

Zac Tyson

Emily Hayse

Nate Philbrick

You! Go ahead and write up the tag too! Everyone is welcome.

 

And that’s it. Hope you enjoy. Feel free to click around on the blog and subscribe if you like what you see! Till next Tuesday then.

 

 

Tag You’re It: The Writerly Q&A Tag

Last week I was tagged by Luke Hartman, (a great writer and blogger of brilliant writing tips) for the Q&A Tag. I’m always happy to get questions thrown at me, particularly questions that have to do with my writing and fandoms … thus this post. Perhaps it’s the little kid in me who always loved making up and filling out little surveys with my younger siblings that gets me pumped for these tag questions.

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