Getting my writing on
This post will be incredibly different from my usual ones. You see, a good friend of mine Nicole (whom you can find at thoughtsstainedwithink.wordpress.com) has “nominated” me for a get-to-know-your-blogger type posting. The rules are simple: You become nominated by an awesome blogger who poses 10 questions which you answer. You then you pose your own to 10 new bloggers.
Nicole is an awesome writer, who will one day be a published author, and I highly recommend that you check out her blog, especially if you are into the fantasy genre. I also find it a great honor that out of all the fantastic bloggers and people she knows she asked me, a local Bmore blogger to throw my two cents in to the ring. And I’m hoping you will enjoy getting to know a little bit about me. So here goes:
1.Why do you write?
I feel my answer will be completely predictable here. I write because I feel I have to do so. While I have just started truly trying to “put my writing” out into the larger world, I have always written. Short stories, bad poetry, and journal upon journal of personal essays about my experiences. The personal essay writing has been my favorite and it was in the past few years I seriously considered trying my hand at “publishing” it. And slowly it became this blog!
2. What would be the hardest part about surviving the apocalypse?
Knowing that it is actually happening, because I feel that I would miss that memo big time. Especially if it happened during a snowfall when everyone acts like the world is ending anyway and I ignore these things and promptly run out of food.
3. What author has inspired your writing the most?
Hands down it would be Bill Bryson. I am completely at awe with how he can turn anything into an incredible tale and still sneak in educational tidbits. His In A Sunburned Country was my bible when in Australia.
4. Your top five animated films?
Bambi (because I still like to walk around my parents’ house yelling “Mother”), The Lion King (whose list is this not on?), Tangled (Lanterns, incredible hair, catchy songs), The Lego Movie (Again, who doesn’t love this?), Cars (because it’s fits nicely next to my Fast & Furious Collection)
(And Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Sometimes you need a sixth.)
5. Have you ever read any books on craft? If so, which was your favorite and why?
Honestly, for writing books and blogs I have not. I have read bits and pieces on various other blogs but no tried and true books. I have read two books on how to write a screenplay and many advertising textbooks in college years gone by, but those aren’t the same thing.
6. Which fictional land would you have to visit and why?
Honestly, I want to visit the 1980’s My Little Pony Land because I still love those ponies! Again, there is nothing to hate about miniature unicorns and pegasus.
7. What is the best advice you’ve ever gotten about writing?
Not sure who to credit to: just write. It doesn’t matter how much, how often, to who, just put the pen/pencil to paper (or digits to the keyboard) and write. It’s the best advice and the advice I’m still struggling with on a daily basis.
8. Which element do you wish you could control?
9. What is your current writing project about and what about it excites you?
Currently this blog is my biggest project. I started it because I LOVE my hometown and I love to write. And I’ve encountered a lot of people who want to tear it down, and I won’t let them! I want to spread the Bmore Love. I felt like there’s a lot of sites where you can find things to do but so few of them tell you what it’s like to do these things or go these places.
That’s why this is a present day memoir. I enjoy trying to describe a place or event and transport you there. I don’t know how effective it is, to write about things that may be finished for the year, but it’s what I like to do. It’s also making me search out and try new things in this town which is always fun!
10. Most importantly: favorite type of cheese?
I am a fan of the cream cheese variety. You can put it on anything and it’s magically wonderful. And it’s the basis of every good dip there is, therefore becoming my food staple during football season.
There you have it, a little about me, courtesy of Nicole.
Here are my 10 questions for 10 new bloggers.
- Who is your pop star spirit animal?
- What are three things you love most about your current city of residence?
- When will you know you “made it” as a writer/blogger?
- Where do you hope your current writing project is in 3 months?
- Why did you pick the topic you did for your blog/project?
- How close are you to reaching the writing goal you set at the start?
- In the music realm, who is an unknown you think we need to know?
- What’s the most unhelpful advice, about anything, you’ve ever been given? (No one asks this ever.)
- Social media: best creation ever or end of society? Go.
- And lastly, because I always have to know: If you could only travel to one more place, where would that be and why? (Yes, it can be a repeat trip!)
And the 10 bloggers I extend an invite to answer are actually 7 because I don’t really follow that many bloggers. But trust me, these are people you want to read and follow. They are fantastic writers:
Tippy Rex: when you stop digging
Becky Stavely: BS in Bmore
Alysha: Discover Charm City
Ellen: Travelling the World Solo
Meghan Faulkner: Oatgasm
So there you have it! A little about me and some new friends to meet.
What could B more friendly?
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