The Blue Sky Tag! An Interview (Basically!)

So I’ve been most graciously nominated for the Blue Sky Tag by Jaylee Morgan, over at https://jayleemorgan.wordpress.com/2017/02/01/blue-sky-tag/

Be sure to check out her blog, she’s quite an accomplished writer for only being in her teens! (I mean I’m only a teenager too, but whatever.)

Thanks Jaylee!

I really like the idea of the Blue Sky Tag, since it’s basically a chance for authors and bloggers to interview each other.


So here’s how the Blue Sky Tag works:

Thank the person who tagged you.

Answer his/her 11 questions.

Tag 11 people to participate in the Blue Sky Tag.

Give those 11 nominees 11 questions to answer.

(That’s a lot of 11’s!)


The Questions and Answers!

What’s your favorite writing style?

That’s a tough question.  I used to prefer writing in a thicker, more old-fashioned and wordier style.  I tried to use big words and describe everything in a grandfather-ish tone.   Did I like that style? Sure.  It really enabled me to be creative and delve into whatever parts of my story that you I to delve into.

But that’s not the way I write now.  My style is more short and quick, with a lot of repetition.  And it’s very fast paced.  There’s a lot of emotion.  I’ve decided that I like this style better; it’s expressive, without feeling as if it’s dragging on. (This paragraph is a good example of my writing style!)

Who’s your favorite author?

Another tough question!  I would say Christopher Paolini, author of Eragon (AKA the Inheritance Cycle) because I’ve reread his books SO many times.  I grew up with those books.  That being said, I know he’s not the BEST author.  I prefer Brandon Sanderson’s story-telling to Paolini’s.  But I would still have to say that Paolini is my favorite author.

What’s your favorite time of the day to write?

As weird as this sounds, I’m really particular about lighting and ambiance when it comes to when I choose to write.  I prefer to write in the late afternoon/sunset, because the lighting is just SO perfect.  Sunset is able to encompass every emotion I need for writing: peacefulness (for the happy moments in my story), intensity (because it’s getting dark outside), determination/heroism (because the sky looks awesome!).  I’m still able to write during other times of the day, but late afternoon/sunset definitely puts me in my prime!

Where do you like to write the most?

Well, wherever the lighting and ambiance is best!  Either in my room at my desk, or in the living room of our house.   Both spots provide for excellent ambiance, as well as a decent amount of privacy.

Are you a planner or a pantzier?

I like to plan things out!  Especially in regards to how I plot my stories.  I’m still flexible, because you have to be when it comes to editing your book.  I would say I’m a planner *rubs hands together greedily*(muhwahahaha!!)

What are your go-to snack foods for a writing streak?

This is going to sound boring and old-personish, but I don’t believe in writing on a well-fed stomach.  It makes you feel too…cozy.  When write for a long time, I usually like to remain focused, and food distracts me, because I’m a teenaged guy 😉

If I snack on anything though, it would be cheez-ITs!

What’s your favorite style of music for writing?

Hmm…do I have a favorite?  Not sure.  I usually just listen to whatever I’m in the mood for, or whatever puts my mind in the right spot.  I’d say, for the most part, I listen to epic instrumental music (like trailer music), or soundtracks (like Lord of the Rings, Bleach [the anime], etc.).

Outlines: yea or nay?

Nay! I would consider myself a planner, but outlines takes things a little too far.  If anything, I might keep mental outlines.  But real, hardcore outlines? NAH!

Do you ever kill characters?

Sure.  Lots of characters.  It entertains my psychopathic mind.

Psych!

…sorta :S

What’s the hardest thing about writing?

Finding time.  Or convincing myself that I actually DO have time.  I’ll admit it, sometimes I get lazy.  I need to get better at motivating myself.

Why do I write?

Lots of reasons!  Because I love it.   Because I’ve got an awesome story to tell (and proud enough to say it!).  Because it’s how I grow as a person, connect with others, with humanity, and make a difference in the world.  And because I’m able to praise God through my writing, and maybe bring others to Him through it.


Those were great questions!  I know this might sound lame, but I can’t think of better questions to ask other writers, so I’m going to ask these same questions to whomever I nominate!

My questions (which I stole from Jaylee Morgan)

  1. What’s your favorite writing style?
  2. Who’s your favorite author?
  3. What’s your favorite time of the day to write?
  4. Where do you like to write the most?
  5. Are you a planner or a pantzier?
  6. What are your go-to snack foods for a writing streak?
  7. What’s your favorite style of music for writing?
  8. Outlines: yea or nay?
  9. Do you ever kill of characters?
  10. What’s the hardest thing about writing?
  11. Why do you write?

I Nominate:

Burresor at https://seekinggoddailyblog.wordpress.com/

W & W Sawday at https://wandwsawday.wordpress.com/

And more! (Possibly, if I remember :p)


I’m excited to see your answers!  Cheers!

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