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The Wisteria Writer Tag

A while back, several lovely bloggers tagged me to do this tag, and I USUALLY don't do tags, but this one was SO interesting.  I mean, writing? Count me in.  This tag is called the Wisteria Writer Tag.  So writer-ly, right? The amazing Grace Anne, Abbie, and Julia all tagged me to do this, so today here I am.  LET'S GO.

R U L E S
> Thank the blogger who nominated you
> Answer the ten questions
> Write ten questions of your own
> Nominate ten other people for the tag!



> GRACE ANNE'S QUESTIONS

01. Do you keep a journal? OKAY so I kind of do.  I've been keeping it for a few years, but I don't really write in it regularly.  Like usually I'll catch up on it every few months and just jot down what's been happening in le life.  I just can't keep a diary everyday like some people do....IT'S TOO HARD.

02. What kind of music (if any) do you listen to while writing? I usually don't listen to music, just because I feel that it helps me focus better.  If I do though, it's just my Spotify playlist playing in the background and me not even hearing the songs as I furiously type away (aka one sentence every ten minutes.) 

03. Describe your favorite character that you've ever written. WHAT.  HOW CAN I.  HOW CAN I DO THIS.  This is too hard.  AAAHH.  Hmm, I honestly don't know.  This one is so hard, because I think I might've had a favorite character I wrote like a few years ago but I don't remember that character anymore? I'm not sure if that made sense, but yeah.  I'd guess if I would have to say currently, it's my main character in my WIP.  

04. How often do you write?  It used to not be too often, but recently I've been loving it a lot more and so I like to write something every day, even if it's not in my book or anything.  JUST WRITE.  

05. Worst thing that you've ever written? AHAHAHAH my first "books" probably.  I mean, literally everything about them is pretty cringe-worthy.  But I guess that's where I started so, it's  kind of interesting and funny to look back on xD 

06. Best thing that you've ever written? I'd say my devotional/spiritual stuff.  I love stories and imagining worlds and adventures, but I feel that more devotional type articles/poetry is more helpful for  me in the real world, and I love that.

07. What made you want to start writing? I started writing when I was like five.  I'd take pieces of card stock, scribble pictures on them and write words underneath them describing the picture, and staple the papers together and call it a book.  So I don't really remember when I "started" honestly.  It was just always...me. 

08. Best writing advice you've ever heard? Write what comes to you naturally and don't obsess too much over every single word.  Get the words out. 

09. Do you use Pinterest to plan your writing? So, I don't use my Pinterest anymore, *distant wail* but I did try to start using it a little, and actually, it really didn't help me a whole lot.  Like it never really helped me even with the characters.  I'd try to find people who'd match the descriptions of the character, but it never really helped me in actual WRITING. SO yeah.

10. Is there a specific author that inspires you? Hmm....I don't really have a favorite author.  I might like the book a author wrote, but I might not like another book that author wrote.  It depends really.


> JULIA'S QUESTIONS

01. Do you ever absolutely hate writing?  At first I had typed in "of course" or something like that, but as I think about it more, do i REALLY hate writing...no I don't.  I get strongly frustrated by it, sure.  I get really annoyed at it sometimes, yeah.  But I don't think I could ever hate it.  

02. Have you done Camp Nano and/or NanoWriMo? I haven't! I'd really like to but I'm just so busy during November and July and it doesn't really happen.  But I want to someday.

03. Format as you write or leave that until last?  Format as I write FOR SURE.  I don't think I could do it any other way.  It just doesn't inspire me to write if the font and format isn't right.  I will literally change the font so many times when I'm writing.  I'm pretty sure it's not even right.

04. Have you ever lost a major amount of a WIP? And what would you do if you did?? *cries for you*  I don't remember if I ever have (I've lost blog posts before though. THAT IS THE WORST THING EVER.) But if I did I'm pretty sure that would be the most awful thing to ever happen.  I CAN'T EVEN IMAGINE THE HORROR.

05. Night Owl or Early Bird writer? Night Owl writer BY FAR.  I like to get up early, but I do that to watch the sun rise or do something else, not write.  
On the other hand, I'll usually be awake till wayyy too late in the night writing.  I just get so inspired and feel like writing and writing. 

06. What inspired your current WIP? YES I LIKE THIS QUESTION.  Hm, okay, well I only started it recently (a month or two ago).  I was inspired by a book that I'd read, and it was so gripping and and amazing.  I wanted to write something like that.  Something people would FEEL.  That's my goal with writing -- I want people to feel something in their soul.  To make them think.  I don't want to just write a story that someone reads and says, "That was nice." NO. I want to impact people.  (But idk this might just be the ENFP in me.)

07. What's your highest word count in a book so far? The only "book" I've ever written was a novella and it was close to 20k words.  So basically it was awful and when I look at it I cringe and hide.  But it was a start.  Kind of.

08. Short stories or no? OH YES.  All the way, man. Like I said up there ^^, my last book I wrote was ages ago and so in the meantime when I had no inspiration to write I wrote a LOT of short stories.  I seriously have no idea how many I've written.  What's cooler is that I've had like three published in a magazine.  I'm still trying to get over that. 

BUT YES short stories all the way.  I love writing them...I also like writing articles.  SO YES.  YES.  YES.

09. Do you share your writing with friends or family? Oh wow.  THIS IS TOUGH.  So yes and no.  The book I'm writing now? NO.  NEVER.  It's not going anywhere.  But in the past I've had several friends who would be "critique" partners so I'd send a story or part of one to them and they'd critique.  It didn't really work out...since we had different ideas for the story and it didn't work.  AT ALL.  And family? Not a whole lot...but I do share it with them a little.  They always have ideas on it sooooo that's good?  

10. Most embarrassing writing moment? I FEEL WEIRD SAYING THIS but I don't know.  Like I feel I should maybe have one? Looking back on things I wrote before is embarrassing.  The other day I was talking to a friend and I was talking about my book and she was like, "OH YEAH.  I remember like years ago I critiqued your one book?" and she proceeds to explain it to me and I'M LIKE YOU READ THAT BOOK WHY DID I LET YOU READ THAT BOOK.  She's just like, "I mean, it was kinda weird...I tried telling you but you didn't think so."

*facepalm* 



> ABBIE'S QUESTIONS

01. What is your earliest memory of writing? WAYYY BACK IN THE DAY.  Before I was in school. Like I said up there ^^^ I remember cutting out pieces of poster board, taking a black sharpie and drawing stick figures (THEY WERE ILLUSTRATIONS YO.  Oh wow that just reminded me of my 3rd grade self.  I was convinced I was going to become an artist.  DUDE.  OH MY.  OH WOW.  Oooooooh.  ouch.  That didn't happen.), and then I would write sentences describing the pictures below them.  I'd go to my mom and be like, "MOM.  I found this book! Do you want to read it to me?" 

yeah. that was me.

02. Girl’s POV or guy’s POV?  Girl's? I've just started writing in first person...so I've really only done girl's.  I think I wouldn't really understand fully how to write from a guy's POV.  ^_^


03. What is your best motivation to write? Reading.  Hands down, all the way.  If I pick up a good book and just sit and read, it inspires me to go WRITE my own story.  Because if that person could write that book and that story, you know, SO CAN I. 


04. Most words you’ve ever written in a day? Like 5 or 6k? I think so because a while back I'd started writing a book and I was so in love with it I just wrote the first 5-6k in one day.  I think I gave up on it the next day.


05. Tea or coffee? (While writing…you know. The question is relevant.) TEA!! I'm one of those people who don't drink coffee. All the people I know are literally coffee lovers and addicts (except one. ONE. one.) so I'm always the one who's lugging her fruit infused water bottle around while everyone else is like "CREAMER OR NO?"


06. Out of everything you’ve written, which book is your favorite? I've only written one book before, soooo.  I mean, I love the book I'm writing right now ^_^ But I honestly really don't know.  


07. Who is your favorite character and why? UM.  GOOD QUESTION. ALSO HARD QUESTION.  My main character is a lot like me, so I don't think I would necessarily say her, but her sister Alex is pretty awesome. Yeah.  I'd say her.  I think basically because she just gives that sister balance to my MC Dakota.  I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DESCRIBE IT.


08. Writing method: slow and steady or LIGHTNING! BOLTS! OF! INSPIRATION! LIGHTNING! BOLTS! OF! INSPIRATION! ALL! THE! WAY! 


09. If you had to burn one of your books, which one would you choose? HMMM okay so I've only ever written one other real book so i don't really know? Though, I mean, some of my earlier works of art way back in the day are pretty cringe-worthy ;) 


10. Worst spelling fail and best spelling victory? So I'm not actually too bad at spelling, but OH MAN.  There are those times when I just feel so inspired to WRITE WRITE WRITE you know? So I write like five pages just of pure inspiration and....okayyy let's just not go to how those pages look before I go fix the spelling of literally every 10 words out of 10 words.  ALKDFJSDKL

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> MY QUESTIONS

1) Which do you look up more often, the dictionary or the thesaurus? 
2) What inspires you to write? 
3) What do you write most? (Short story, poems etc.?) 
4) Do you use Pinterest to help you write?
5) How do you deal with writer's block?
6) When did you start writing? 
7) What is your favorite genre of writing?
8) How has writing influenced you?
9) When/Where do you write best?
10) Do you snack while writing?  

> MY NOMINEES

ALL RIGHT YOU ALL.  that sums it up. A lot of questions answered but I really loved doing it! SO LET'S TALK! Have you done this tag? (If not, you totally should! I TAG YOU.) Are you going to do it? How often do you write? Or do you write at all? Let's talk about writing! 

you guys have an amazing day and keep your chin up 
xx autumn 


25 comments:

  1. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP THIS POST IS FABULOUS!!! Also omg I'm so happy right now because you don't drink coffee. THIS IS INDEED A JOYOUS DAY LET US CELEBRATE. With lots and lots of TEEEEAAAA (also now you can say that you know two people who don't like/drink coffee. MUAHAHA.) That story of your first writing project omg SO ADORABLE. Also sneaky how you had your mom read you this "new book" ;) ASDFGHKL I WANT TO PREORDER ALL YOUR NOVELS OK <33333

    thank you for answering my questions, girl!! SO MUCH FUN TO READ.

    lotsalove,
    abbiee

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    1. THANK YOU!!! YES YES I HAVE FOUND ANOTHER TEA-DRINKER THIS DAY IS THE BEST. WE MUST CELEBRATE. Waffles and tea. EEEP YES I CAN!! Muahaha, yeah, I had some interesting ideas in those days :) OMG ABBIE THANK YOU FOR BEING LIKE THE NICEST PERSON ON THE FACE OF THIS PLANET OK OK? <33

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  2. This tag is so fun! I loved reading your answers. :)

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    1. Thank YOU for reading, Emily!!

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  3. WHAKFHSDLKFJDSLKFJDS. has there ever been a better tag than this?!!!! GAH, this was so much fun to read!!!! I haven't been doing tags recently either, but I might have to drop that rule for this one XD THANKS SO MUCH FOR TAGGING ME, AUTUMN, YOU'RE THE BEST.

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    1. OLIVIA!! Right? That was my thought exactly. IT IS THE BEST EVER. Haha, same. That's what I did :) AWW THANK YOU FOR COMMENTING OLIVIA YOU THE BEST MAN.

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  4. DUDE I'M SO HAPPY YOU DID THIS. "I'm always the one who's lugging her fruit infused water bottle around while everyone else is like 'CREAMER OR NO?'" SAME BRUH. I literally pack myself a huge bottle of lemon juice with honey and everyone else is like, "This latte has two shots." Caffeinated drinks are only good... if there's chocolate involved. ;) LIGHTNING BOLTS TOO FOR ME. But I'm trying really hard to make progress consistent, because even though it's hard, it's practically the only way to be a writer unless you only want to a publish a book one time. That's really not the dream though-- the dream is to write because we enjoy it and because we want to continue pursing it. xD

    xoxo Morning

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    1. MUAHAHA YES THAT'S HOW IT IS ALWAYS FOR ME. Mmmm lemon juice and honey is the best. I always drink like soo much of that when I have a sore throat. RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT??? People always think I hate coffee in everything THAT IS NOT TRUE. I love frappuccinos and all those good drinks like that ^_^

      YES!!! That's exactly what I've been trying to do lately too. There are some days I'm so inspired to write and some days I'm not, but I'm trying to make myself do SOME writing every day. AND YES PREACH IT GIRL. We write because we love it. TRUTH.

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  5. How do you survive without coffee??! Thank you so much for the tag :)

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    1. NOT SURE YET. Hahaha xD
      You're welcome! I hope you do it :)

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  6. OKAY i used to be a total tea-obsessed person (still am tbh) but now i'm seeing the beauty of coffee! But yes, tea for the win.
    Love this tag!! <3

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    1. EEEP! Tea is the best, but I love the smell of coffee so much tbh.
      Thank you!

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  7. TEA TEA TEA ALL THE WAY!

    (ps- I nominated you for a tag, you wonderful thing!)

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    1. YES YES YES!!!

      Aw thank you so much :)

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  8. I'M SO GLAD THAT YOU DID THIS!!!!! My absolute favorite tag of ever. ❤️

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    1. ME TOO! It is literally the best.

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  9. It's nice to hear someone else is into devotional/spiritual writing! I'm the same - while fiction is fun, I've never really gotten into it, and the devotional/inspirational feels like a better reflection of myself..

    Oh wow, you're a published author! How come I never knew?! That's so cool you've had some of your stories published. And your childhood memories of writing are so cute!

    Anyway, I feel like I'm getting carried away here, commenting on every answer you gave in this post. Suffice it say, I enjoyed reading this, and thanks so much for tagging me! And, keep writing! It's inspiring how you want to write to impact people - you can change the world, girl. xx

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    1. JESSICA! I'm so glad to hear that you also write more devotional writing as well. I feel like a lot of people I know really don't -- they focus more on stories which is AWESOME but I like to mix things up a little. I do write fiction, but I like to keep everything balanced =)

      AKFJDSKFJDS YES! Haha, I never really mentioned it a lot on here, but there's a local-ish (it spans several states so that's not local i guess. :P) children's magazine that I wrote for. And there's another magazine that I'm hoping to have an article in in the next issue. LIKE WUT. God is good.
      You're welcome! I hope you do it. AW JESSICA THANK YOU SO MUCH. It's all for God though. Whatever He wants. :)

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  10. Tea > coffee. :') This was a fun tag to read! Also, I completely get the boy POV thing. On the other hand, I feel like boy POV's are easier when it's third person?? Not sure why. It would take so long to write a novel/novella, so I love short stories as well.

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    1. YOU'RE BACK!! Right? I think so too. I've started working on one, and it does take time! But I'm sure in the end it'll be worth it :)

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  11. This was so fun to read! Great post <3

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  12. Such a fun post! I love reading these tags but I HAVE SO MANY I'M ALMOST QUITE LITERALLY DROWNING IN THEM. SEND HELP IMMEDIATELY. :P

    I write... almost every day? I would say 25/30 days of the month, unless it's a NaNo event or something like that. I usually don't write on Fridays, just because that's blog post day. xD

    *throws love at you because you're awesome*

    // katie grace
    a writer's faith

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    1. Thank you, Katie! RIGHT? I think everyone has tagged you who did this tag haha...SENDING CHOCOLATE RIGHT NOW. Oh, that's pretty good! I'm trying to write every day. OOOOH NOW I KNOW! *sends hugs*

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  13. Enjoyed reading your answers, Autumn. I started keeping a journal when I was 5 years old, but I gradually stopped as I grew older. Just looking back now, my last entry appears to be from 2012 (!). Wow. Time flies. I'm with you on not being able to concentrate as well writing if I'm listening to music...and I'm ready to join your no-coffee club! I almost never drink it, preferring to keep a glass of water handy--and a bottle of water if I'm out and about.

    Loved learning more about to you (And relating to the points you mentioned).

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