Friday, August 19, 2016

The Rising Authors Tag!

Hi people! 
Well, I'm back with another tag again.  But this time it's the Rising Authors Tag! :D
I was tagged by Faith at Stories by Firefly.  Thank you so much, Faith!! :D

-Thank the person who tagged you
-At the end of the post, provide 11 new questions
-Request a brief 150-word story from the people you tagged
-Tag at least one person, and include a link to their blog

And now, on to the questions!

What's your favorite writing style? 
Hmm… probably 3rd-person.  And some 1st person.

Where's do you usually sit to write? 
Anywhere; the dining room, schoolroom, kitchen, etc; I'm not picky.  I'm currently on the patio. :D

If you write for long periods of time, does it bother your fingers/wrists/hands?
UGH, yes.  Mostly my wrists, but my hands get writer's cramp too.  Which really doesn't help at all with school. ;)

Do you snack while you write? If so, what's your favorite snack?
Every once in awhile.  But when I do, I just LOVE Cheese-It's and Mediterranean Herb Pita crackers.  (Yes people, I am VERY specific.) ;)

Are you published? If so, best publishing advice you've received? If not, do you want to be? 
Nope.  And… I don't really know.  I think it would be fun to be published, but… it's not a priority.

Writing/publishing wise, where do you see yourself in five years? Ten years? 
Umm… I really have no idea. ;P  Maybe still just sharing my stories with my friends?  Or maybe even posting them… ;)

Do you listen to music while you write? 
Not often.  I get distracted REALLY easily.

What's your opinion of editing? 
Well, I know several people who would say, "I HATE it!!", but I really can't say as I dislike it that much.  Of course, I haven't really edited enough to be sure. :P

Do you enjoy research? 
Yes, I do; at least, when it comes to writing.  For school, not so much. ;P

Do you fiddle with the font style and size of your works? 
Nope.  Maybe the title, but… I've never tried it with everything else.

And lastly, what's your thoughts on writerly tags? B-) 
I love them.  That's all there is to it. B-)

150-word story-snippet request: Can I see a piece of your writing? 
Absolutely! :D  This is an excerpt from a story I wrote called Katie's War:

Mom looked up in surprise.  “Katie, I thought you were doing homework in your room.”
“I finished it.  Now, what does the telegram say?”
Mom slowly opened the telegram, unfolded the paper inside, and her face blanched.  “I-I have to sit down,” she said faintly.
Katie’s eyes widened with fright.  Something’s happened.  Dad or Jerry are dead.  Oh, God, please, no, no!  She squeezed her eyes shut to keep the tears in, placing her hand on the back of her mother’s chair.  “Shall I get Joey?”  
Mom nodded absently.  “I believe he’s in the backyard studying.”
Katie walked quickly through the house and opened the backdoor.  “Joey,” she called.
Josiah looked up with a smile that quickly vanished at the look on Katie’s face.  “What’s wrong, Kate?”
Katie bit her lip and swallowed hard.  “We... just got a telegram.  Mom didn’t tell me what it says, but Joey, a telegram

Well, it's actually 151 words.  But it'll do.  I hope. ;)

Now for the tagging! :D  I tag

And now for your questions!

What's your favorite genre to write?
Do you listen to music while you write?
Do you enjoy snacking while writing?
Do you enjoy editing?
Where's your favorite place to write?
Do you enjoy torturing your characters?
Do you often kill your favorite characters?
Are you published?  If not, do you hope to be sometime in the future?
Do you prefer writing by hand or typing on the computer?
Do you prefer writing or reading?
And lastly, would you please give us a 150-word excerpt from one of your stories? :D

Once again, thank you Faith for tagging me! :D


  1. Thank for doing the tag, Kaitlyn! :D I enjoyed reading your answers. Hahaha, I love that first quote. XD

  2. Loved your answers, Kaitlyn! And YES, the research quote. . . SO TRUE!! xD

    And really enjoyed the excerpt from 'Katie's War'. SO glad you sent the story to me before, or else I'd seriously be dying to know what happened ;)

  3. I love writing tags, too!! Your answers were super fun to read, and that snippet really makes me want to read more! Ahh... ;P


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