Friday, June 26, 2015

The Liebster Award

This is quite overdue, but a week or two ago Natasha Roxby @ Memoirs of a Tale Weaver nominated me for the Liebster Award. Thanks!

The rules are: 
  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the questions given to you by said person.
  3. Choose eleven questions of your own.
  4. Nominate eleven more people!
Here are Natasha's questions:

1. Who is your favorite character from your WIP? Why?
Difficult question. For a character I'd actually like if he/she were real . . .maybe Tyv, if he'd let me get close to him, or Gabriel. They're nice. But if we're talking which-character-is-your-masterpiece I'd say Tempe or Nitri. Both of them are really complex - but Tempe scares me. So Nitri is probably my favorite, though he's a bit unhinged himself.
Boy. That was tough to figure out. xD

2. Outside of writing, is there anything that you really, passionately love doing?
I would say reading, but that is a different kind of passion. This may sound weird but, I actually really like studying. *blocks ears against shouts of disbelief* Obviously it depends on the subject, but if I find a subject I like (say literature mixed with history and biblical theology) I'll really enjoy myself.

3. What made you want to start your blog?
I wanted a place to talk about writing and stories with other people who like the same things. However, I've continued it though for the blogging community I've now become a part of.

4. What is one of your funniest childhood memories?
I don't have many. One I do remember involves hitting my younger sister on the head with a rubber Tele-tubby toy when she tried squeezing between me and the fridge instead of going around me, which would have been easier.

5. Do you have any pets? If so, what are they?
Four cats. A parakeet. Sometimes they embody Sonic's chaos monster, so can I add that to the list?

6. Is there one particular trait that most of your characters have? If so, what is that?
Strong beliefs. All of them have at least one important thing that they have extremely strong opinions about. Tyv refuses to break his word, Tempe believes that she is on a quest of justice, Ambyr believes that kindness is the way to fix the world, Gabriel believes people can choose the direction of their lives no matter what, Keir refuses to break loyalty to his country, and Nitri just believes very strongly in his own importance and independence. All of them would fight over those beliefs.

7. If you could be any type of mythological creature, what would you be?
Elf? Maybe? I'm pretty happy being a human . . .

8. You have been handed a blank check by a billionaire. What do you do with it?
I don't quite get this question. I'm going to assume a blank check means any amount of money? I'd donate a portion to my church, invest some in different programs and charities to help abused kids and kids who are starving, and I'd stash the rest away in a bank account to pay for mine and my sister's college tuition.

9. If you could live absolutely anywhere in the world, where would it be?
England, or Switzerland. They stay neutral in every war. xD

10. Plotter, Pantser, or Plantser?
I typically think of myself as a Plotter, though I do Pants every now and then on small things, like those in-between scenes that only exist to get the story from one small plot-point scene to another, and these blog posts. So maybe I am a Plantser.

11. Do you keep a journal/notebook? If so, what is it about?
Yup. I have a diary, a spiritual journal, and a writing notebook for any ideas that strike me when I'm out or writing random snippets of things to keep myself occupied when I'm bored.

My questions for the nominees:

1. What got you into writing?
2. How many projects have you written/are you working on?
3. What is some of the weirdest research you've ever done - for writing, school projects, whatever?
4. Who is your favorite fictional character ever, and why? (I know, it's a toughie).
5. I'll rip off Natasha's question and ask:  what are you passionate about apart from writing?
6. Post a link to your favorite song.
7. What is your favorite blog post of all of the ones you've ever written?
8. What do you think of as your best trait?
9. What is your favorite candy/sweet?
10. Out of all your character babies, who is your favorite? (sorry again for sort of ripping off Natasha's question - it was a good one).
11. If you could choose any author to be your writing mentor, who would you choose?

Oh goodness . . . now I have to nominate a bunch of people. I don't know that many! Oh well . . . I'll nominate whoever I can think of.
Anyone else who is interested!

So, am I truly the only one here who sometimes enjoys school? Do any of your characters have one belief they will not compromise on? Do you have any journals or notebooks? How many?


  1. School is pretty fun, I get what you mean about studying :)

    Oh, and this is month #2 of my Writing Chain (its sort of like a tag, only something new every month!) and my July prompt is out if you would want to sign up this month. :) You can read about it here: ....I need all the participation I can get, lol.

  2. I love studying as well :) Four cats! Will we ever get to see pictures of your cats? :)

    1. Haha, if you want maybe I'll find a way to stick a photo into a post. :) They're adorable.

  3. Thanks so much for nominating me. ^ ^ I'll do this asap.

  4. purple dragon writingJuly 25, 2015 at 1:58 PM

    I grabbed this for my blog :D
    hope that was okay.

    1. Yes, of course! I meant it when I nominated anyone who wanted to do it. :)