Wisteria Writer Tag

Saturday, September 10, 2016






Hi, guys!! So, the always awesome Abbie tagged me in the Wisteria Writer Tag!! Like two weeks ago, but I'm a bad peach who doesn't update her blog as often as she should. BUT ANYWAY, THANK YOU ABBIE!!!


RULES:
  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you
  2. Answer the ten questions
  3. Write ten questions of your own
  4. Nominate ten other people for the tag!


1)What is your earliest memory of writing?


Uhmmm I'm pretty sure it was right after Dreamwork's Spirit(the one about the horse) came out and I decided to write a story about a horse named Cinnamon. Which I am certain I never finished. I don't remember any details except that I had to ask my mom how to spell Cinnamon. I think I was six at the time or around that age. I didn't actually do any more writing until I was about twelve.



2)Girl's POV or Guy's POV?





Girl's. No particular reason, it's just that all of my protagonists have been female. I don't really do that on purpose, but then again, most of the books I read are those with female protagonists, so perhaps it's a subconscious thing for me to choose that voice.


3)What is your best motivation to write?


Hmm....usually after I experience a lot of feels after reading a really good novel or watching an intense season finale of a TV show. For example, the reason I started my first novel was because of how Wuthering Heights made me feel. I wanted to make other people feel that much(-evil laughter-). And after watching something as magnificent as NBC's Hannibal(PLEASE SOMEONE MAKE THIS SHOW COME BACK), I am determined to finish at least one of my story ideas and just hope it can be anywhere near the artistry that is that television show.





4)Most words you've ever written in a day?



I mean...I honestly haven't always kept track, so I don't really know? I think one time I wrote about 3k. Which doesn't seem like hardly anything until you realize that squeezing out 200 words takes a lot of effort for me. Time constraints and general lack of motivation make me a very unproductive sort of human pinto bean.


5)Tea or coffee?(While writing...you know. The question is relevant.)


I can't say I ever purposefully get a beverage out while I'm writing, but I definitely prefer coffee to tea. Sorry, Abbie. Coffee is where it's at.



6)Out of everything that you've written, which book is your favorite?


I can't say because I haven't finished anything yet(besides the rough draft of my first novel). I love the characters of my first novel. I feel like I know them extremely well and I have a lot of emotional attachments to them. I love the plot as well; the story arc is a fun one to play with. It's a contemporary/thriller/???
The other one I'm working on is a post-apocalyptic/dystopian/sci-fi that I'm really excited about, but it's still very much in the pre-writing stages. Which one is my favorite will depend entirely on what they are like once both are finished.


7)Who is your favorite character and why?


OH MY GOSH I LOVE THIS QUESTION. Okay, okay, my favorite character is a male character in the contemporary thriller I'm working on. His name is Cassius and he's a beautiful cinnamon roll, too good for this world, too pure. I don't know exactly why I love him so much. He's really genuine and selfless, but still has a lot of realistic flaws?? I set about to write raw, human characters and I feel like he exemplifies that goal?? I DON'T EVEN KNOW I JUST LOVE HIM OKAY. Half of this novel's Pinterest board is dedicated to him and his squishable personality.

*I find Sebastian Stan/Bucky Barnes to be a very squishable character so *shrug*


8)Writing method: slow and steady or LIGHTNING! BOLTS! OF! INSPIRATION!


Uh kind of a mix of slow and steady and LIGHTNING! BOLTS! OF! INSPIRATION!
I'll get inspired and write like a chapter or two really quickly and then I won't touch it for four months lolololol


9)If you had to burn one of your books, which one would you choose?


I wrote this really awful story when I was twelve or thirteen that I was super proud of at the time, but now I hope it rots in CyberSpace Hell because it's really badly written and it will never see the light of day. It was a horse story, for those who are interested, but it was just really, really, really dumb plotwise and grammar wise and in general. Okay.




10)Worst spelling fail and best spelling victory?






I always spell necessary wrong. Always. Except just now. Which makes me out to be a liar. One time I was convinced that when wasn't a real word. It looked so wrong and I wanted to spell it a million different ways, but there it was. When. Taunting me.

Best spelling victory...I don't know. I make a lot of typos on the regular so...do I even have one??? Probably not.



MY QUESTIONS


  1. How do you combat writer's block?
  2. Do you carry a notebook around in case of random inspiration?
  3. Have you ever posted a story on Wattpad?
  4. Do you prefer writing/reading books in third person or first person?
  5. Past or present tense?
  6. Ideal writing environment?
  7. Favorite font?
  8. If you write with a pen and paper, do you use colored pens or just a black one?
  9. If you novel/short story became a movie, who would you cast as the main character?
  10. Favorite author/poet? 


It's really cute to think I have ten people to tag, but I think most everyone I know that blog and write have been tagged in this? So, if you're reading this and want to be tagged, then *magic wand* I tag you. 

-ashlyn

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