Friday, August 30, 2013

Tag! All Writers Are It!

1. What was your first-ever piece of writing? My first article of writing was a poem I wrote when I was around seven. I wrote my first completed story was when I was about sixteen.

2. How old were you when you first began writing? I have loved to imagine stories as long as I can remember. But when did I first put my dreaming on paper? I really have no idea!

3. Name two writing goals. One short term & one long term. My goal for all times is of course that I write stories that glorify my Savior and His-Story. Other goals? Simply finish either of my full length novels. Now that would be a great epoch in my life!

4. Do you write fiction or non-fiction? I write fiction for the most part. Nevertheless I enjoy writing book reviews, etc. And I have also been mulling upon the idea of writing a biography about the race horse War Admiral. He is so under appreciated.

5.  Bouncing off of question 4, what's your favorite genre to write in? Historical fiction. As for exact time periods? Medieval and the 1800's. I enjoy the entire aura of the medieval period and there were many fascinating medical discoveries in the 1800's.

6. One writing lesson you've learned since 2013 began? Brainstorm with your siblings! Honestly, I have received so many profitable ideas from brainstorming conversations with my sisters and have had so much fun with them at the same time! And I’ve learned to simply write, even if it hurts and I have zero inspiration.

7. Favorite author, off the top of your head! One favorite author??? I think I would have to say G. A. Henty. I like seeing how much history he can put into a story.

8. Three current favorite books. “Shattered Summer” by Madeline Polland (I literally have this one nearly memorized), “Behold the Dawn” by K. M. Weiland, and “The Scottish Chiefs” by Jane Porter. I have read them all backwards and forwards and up and down and they are each better on every reading.

9. Biggest influence on your writing {person}: I shall name three (three is such a complete and perfect number). Jo March: I think she was the first person that instilled in me the desire to be a writer. My older sister, Heidi: I cannot overstate what an amazing influence she has had on me and my writing. She encourages me in my scribblings and is a priceless editor. And last but not least my mother who always encourages me to write! And supports me in all of my numerous enterprises. (I love you!)

10. What's your go-to writing music?  I like Andre Rieu CD’s: he has a song for nearly any story episode–traditional Celtic and period drama soundtracks.

11. List three to five writing quirks of your's! Little habits, must-haves as you write, etc. I don't think I really have any “must-haves”. My favorite place to write is the cool and quiet closet in our guest room. But I also spent one very profitable and enjoyable sunny summer afternoon writing while in the car in the company of my brother and little sisters (dividing my time betwixt writing and chatting). It very much depends on what I am writing. I think the only things I find necessary are a good medium to record ideas, whether it be a laptop, or paper and pencil/pen. :) Oh, and I must not forget Inspiration. I cannot do without The Insp. (as Bertie Wooster would say).

12.  What, in three sentences or less, does your writing mean to you? My writing is an opportunity to… Delve more deeply into subjects that interest me, live in other places and learn about human nature better, and get to know new friends (my characters!)

Linked to Every Good Word

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