Hello dear friends, gather around my fake fire and thank god that I don’t have any more finals and can actually catch up on sleep. (Hopefully you can too) Anyway, I got tagged for a thing and it was pretty great and I feel v v special anndddd I’m doing it. It’s called the liebster award nomination.((My computer kept trying to tell me it was lobster and it was very annoying, in case you were wondering.))
and it’s gonna be so fun so read on my dudes and we’ll ask all the super lit questions that Writeowl wanted to ask me. Here are the rules:
Thank the blogger who nominated you (thank you so much, WriteOwl!)
Answer their eleven questions
Ask eleven questions of your own
Nominate eleven bloggers and let them know they’ve been tagged
Okay, so let’s get on with the questions and we shall see if I can even come up with my own questions. (The odds are stacked pretty high against me)
1. do you enjoy classics or do you think they’re boring and overrated? (I’ll try not to judge you if the latter is the case :P)
I mean… I do enjoy classics but I have to like, be very committed to read them. I usually never make it through a whole classic because my brain is actually a cleverly degassed piece of cauliflower. I have a couple favorites that I sped through and enjoyed but otherwise… I’m kinda lame and only read current books. (You can sue, my lawyer is ready)
2. do you prefer to write/read in first- or third-person?
Okay, funny story actually. I have written pretty much everything ever in first person present tense and it’s be great but all of a sudden my vegetable brain wanted to mix things up and decided to do third person for my current story and… I’m not sure how I feel about it. So for now, I’m gonna say I prefer first but that might all change and we might have to have an existential crisis about it because that’s what I do best.
3. how often do you use personal experiences to make your writing more authentic? do you actively seek out new experiences to heighten your stories?
Well I mean, I just always used #doitforthegram excuse but… I think I’m going to have to just say #doitforthenovel cause it’s ten times better. I don’t like ever write from experience. I just make things up and hopefully that’s what normal people do or feel or say things, right?
4. do you listen to music when you write? if so, is there a specific genre that you prefer?
Heck yea, music is a blessing when it comes to writing. Who doesn’t want to dance while making reader’s suffer with sassy characters? (Yes, it’s hard to dance while typing. Yes, I make it work.) I listen to broadway for the most part because, Dear Evan Hansen is literally my life at the moment. (Also Hamilton, which I just saw two days ago. You should ask me about it, I’ll talk about it v v calmly, I swear.)
5. where is the strangest place that you have ever found inspiration?
Ooh. This is a good question… I don’t even know man. Maybe at school? That’s not a weird place but the people there are super weird sometimes and so that fuels a lot of the banter I write.
6. what are your top three favorite quotes from any book that you have ever read?
“If you never saw the stars, candles would be enough.”
“The water hears and understands. The ice does not forgive.”
― Leigh Bardugo,
“There are moments that you’ll remember for the rest of your life and there are moments that you think you’ll remember for the rest of your life, and it’s not often they turn out to be the same moment.”
― Maggie Stiefvater,
7. do you generally like your characters? have you ever written one that you didn’t like?
I think if I met a lot of my characters in real life I’d be very annoyed but like. They’re all so fun to write so I don’t think i’ve ever disliked a character strongly.
8. what is your favorite movie from a story-telling point of view?
Umm… These are my favorite, favorite but story telling wise. I think maybe the Village and then maybe Dunkirk? I really enjoyed the way they were filmed.
9. do you let anyone read your work(s)-in-progress, or do they have to prove themselves worthy before they can get a peek?
I have on friend and I ever write any banter at all, she demands to read it. And I don’t mind sharing snippets because some of the stuff I write I actually like. And then there’s scenes like this,
“Let’s just turn on a movie.”
“Oh! We should watch Harry Potter!” Bryn says, “I like it when Aero narrates.”
“Yer a wizard,” Aero says, tapping her nose, she tries to bite him, “Geez, calm your butt.”
“You’re cute when you’re exasperated,” She says throwing more popcorn at him.
“Mmk, I vote double no on Harry Potter because I’m better than that,” Callum says with a frown.
“No it’s cause he cries when he watches,” Elle says, she eats another gummy bear,
“Oh yea, when Dobby dies right?” Liam asks.
“Okay, that part is really sad.” Callum says defensively.
“Called it,” Elle says.
that make no sense and do nothing to add to the story except make me laugh a little.
10. who is your favorite author that not many people have heard of?
Ummmm Laura Ruby is a blessing to this world cause she wrote Bone Gap which is my all time favorite right now. I haven’t read much of her other stuff but that one was so good and you should read it a million times.
Also, Kendare Blake is a blessing because ahem, have you read Three Dark Crowns? It’s basically the best thing ever, Arsinoe is my role model for life. (Plus, I just got One Dark Throne and I think I’m gonna die, I already love it and I haven’t even opened the book.)
11. on average, how many books do you read in one year?
I try to read like 50? I’m low key failing that right now because I’m in the biggest reading slump of my life but, I’m working on it. Pray for me, life is hard.
So yea, those are my answers and if you give me 48 years or so, I can think of some new ones, give me a second haha.
- Should food be written into stories or is that mean because it makes people hungry? (Yes, this is a very important question.)
- When in the middle of writing a novel, do you read other books? Or are you scared you’ll copy whatever you’re reading by accident?
- What is your favorite genre to write? Do you stick only to that genre?
- Do you believe in the whole ‘write what you know’ idea or do you think author’s should just write whatever they want?
- What is your favorite book that turned into a movie that you actually liked?
- Should people who don’t like reading be forced to read or should they be forced to read? (A third answer is, forced to read, just by the way.) ((No, this is not cruel, it’s necessary.))
- Do you share your ideas of further novels or do you keep it a secret?
- What is your favorite writing snack?
- When writing, what form do you mainly achieve? (For example, I am actually a puddle with arms while some people are actually dragons.)
- What’s your least favorite genre, have you ever written anything in that genre?
- What is the aethestic for the writing project you’re working on right now?
Okay wow, if you’re still here, bless your soul, you will do well in life. Either you have a lot of paitence or a lot of free time. Either way, thanks for reading. Here’s the 11 bloggers I tag.
2. Write Fury
11. And anyone wearing yellow cause that’s my favorite color at the moment.
Have a good week everyone, enjoy break if you’re on it and gets lots of sleep if you can. See you in the next post!