Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Wisteria Writing Tag

Is not that the dreamiest title? The moment I saw it on Hannah of The Relentless Daydreamers page I suspected it was something I wanted to be part of and when I saw her questions, everyone of which I tingled to answer, I knew it.

Do you get distracted by new story ideas in the middle of writing? If so, how do you handle them?
Oh most certainly, yes! And with new ideas for old stories, too. I usually fly with them as I find it makes my main project all the more splendid and alluring in itself.

Do your characters misbehave often, or do you mostly control them?
We get along at varying levels. Never outright fights, mind you, but sometimes there are silences which can be very awkward to work through and around.

When do you usually write? (in the morning, at night, etc)
At night. The darkness... the mystery of twinkling stars and the moon soaked world, fireflies -- thousands of twinkling fairy-lights -- the entire world transforms into a fairy-land.

Do you outline?
I rather want to and have tried it, but it's never exactly worked out well for either me or the story.

Have you ever done Nanowrimo? Do you plan on doing it this year?
Not once, though the idea charms me. However, because I'm in the middle of something and mostly because of my answer to Question #1, I think I would find myself drowning dizzily during the entire thing. 

How many words do you normally write in a day?
Let's not speak about that shall we? No, it really depends. Sometimes it is scraps of gritty dialogue *Éowyn pauses to laugh heartily at her own imagination* and sometimes it is pages that send me off into dreamy satisfaction.

Have you ever had a dream about your characters?
One of my very favorite stories (What am I saying? I have no favorite children) came from a dream I had and the particular thrill has never vanished from it.

Favorite thing to describe in your writing? (Appearances, surroundings, emotions, etc.)
Appearances. I adore appearances. There is so much magic in how the perfect word, and arrangements of them, can reveal so much about a person. Description in general is one of my delights.

Who inspires you to write?
My sister Arwen actually came up with the idea for my current WIP and we are constantly bouncing story strings back and forth between us. My favorite authors people with their stories, my people, my horse and fresh air and changing vistas and everything in fact spread forth from God's glorious imagination which somehow He sprinkles into mine.
Why do you write?
Because my people are my friends and I hardly feel right until I've visited with them and joined in their joys and sorrows and dreams, and because somehow I know that all the little scraps of papers and stories will someday, someway I can't even begin to dream of, be worked into something perfect by the One who created me.

These questions are so nice that I'm not going to make up my own, but if you want to answer them do pop over to Hannah's blog (hey, do it anyway!) and I would love to hear if you join in!

Thanks Hannah for all the fun. :)

What is your favorite way to create? Baking, drawing, gardening... I'm really eager to know.  :)


  1. LOVED all your answers Eowyn! <3

    1. Thanks, Hannah! I'm so glad I found your blog. :)

    2. I'm so glad I found yours. :D

  2. This is lovely! I especially like your answer to the last question -- "because my people are my friends" -- oh, how I understand that.

    I think you are a wonderful writer, Eowyn. :-)

    1. Emma,
      Thank you so much! I know, isn't it amazing how your people are really friends? Stories are so wondrous, aren't they? How you have people that you don't even see really, yet they help you grow and comfort you sometimes and really are friends in the most wonderful ways and it's really perfectly normal! Imagination is truly one of the most thrilling of gifts!

  3. Yay for another night-writer! :D I just write best late at night-when everyone else is in bed and it's quiet, allowing my mind to wander and just immerse itself completely into writing.

    I prefer outlining, personally, but I also love the feeling of just scribbling something and seeing what it comes out as. :)

    Don't you love dreams that turn into story ideas? I have several projects that were completely inspired by random dreams I had. :)

    That makes me so happy that you and Arwen bounce story ideas off each other. It's SO fun to have someone to talk to about your story!!

    I loved your reason for why you write. :) This was just a lovely post!

    1. Natalie,
      Hooray for dream stories! I thinks what's partly so splendid about them is they take so much of what's in your head and mix it up in all sorts of surprising ways.

      Thank you! Fellow story lovers are one of the greatest ever and also a kind of person I'm finding more of of late than I used to think possible. :)

      It made my day to hear that you are loving Ricky Nelson!!! It made my day to distraction! He is pure genius, don't you think? So many of his songs go with favorite stories of mine or are such amazing ones in themselves that I just weep. :)

    2. Aww, I'm so glad! Yes, his music is just fantastic! What are some of your favorite songs? I currently really like his rendition of "You are My Sunshine", "Stars Fell on Alabama", and "I'm Walking," among others. :)

  4. Cool tag! And cool answers ;)

    That description of nighttime, though. YES AMEN.

    Would it be possible for you to email me at your earliest convenience, m'dear? I have something exciting to tell you about that Western giveaway that I hosted :D My email is

    1. Olivia,
      Thanks! That particular description was one of those that made my fingers tingle. :)

      And it is sent!!!!

    2. I can see why! ;D

      Hmm, well, I didn't get it. That's okay, though! The thing was, you've actually won a couple things from the giveaway :) So all I need to verify is, is your address the same as Heidi's? Because if it is I can go ahead and get them sent of to you before too long :P

    3. Hmm... I'll send it again, maybe the first ended up in your spam?

      And oh am I thrilled! :) And yes, our mailing address is the same.

      Have a lovely evening!

  5. I love your final answer, that your people are your friends. That is just how it is for me. That's one of the reasons I do enjoy re-reading my own stories now and then -- I want to hang out with those same friends again.

    By the way, I nominated you for a Liebster Award here. As always, play if you want to ;-)

  6. Hamlette
    I love how you said it and agree 100%.

    And thank you so much for nominating me! I'm really looking forward to answering it. :)

  7. Fun tag! Though I haven't touched either one of my WIPs lately (kept too busy with book reviews/blogging/articles), I like to write at night too. It's when I'm most productive. :)


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