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~The Book Worm Writer Tag~

The book worm writer is a new tag I created. I thought it would be fun to pass around. Let’s begin!

If you were to read one book,( aside from the Holy Bible) and only that book for the rest of your life, what book would that be? (I know that sounds terrible but it does make you think)

Ooooh….this is really hard. I would certainly pick a long one. Hmm…I am going to have to go with Dawn of Wonder by Jonathan Renshaw.

If you had the choice of either writing a mystery or a  fantasy novel, which would you choose?

I would have to say a fantasy novel because I am comfortable writing them. ANYTHING can happen when writing a fantasy novel.

What is the worst or most annoying cliche you have come across in all your book reading ? 

In my readings the most annoying/worst cliche I have come across is “a needle in a haystack” and or the “strong female character” (the one who is often fearless, muscular, and always attractive)

Why do you like reading? 

I like reading because I can escape from everyday life and be transported into a new world. Reading is like a vacation for me. I enjoy it because I can meet new people and experience new places, all without paying a plane ticket!

Top 3 favorite authors, …go!

ohh….ok….*frantically racks brain for favorite authors*   Jonathan Renshaw,  Francine Rivers, and Lucy Maud Montgomery. *sigh* I did my best, though I feel as if I have left out so many good ones!

If given only two places to read your choice book, one being under a large tree with soft grass to sit on and two being in a hayloft, which would you choose?

Hayloft. Definitely hayloft. Even though I think I’m  allergic to hay, I would still choose the hayloft. The earthy smells, the cozy feel, the occasional rope swing, and the romantic/mysterious atmosphere… Hayloft 1000 times.

On average, how many books do you read in a month?

Probably 4 or 5 depending on the length. I usually get sucked into a series and have to read them all. Recently I read 9 books in the span of 2 1/2 weeks. It just depends on the book series really.

As a writer, you have experienced writing struggles. What do you think is the biggest challenge you have ever come across when crafting your pieces?

So many difficulties! In my novel crafting, I would have to say I find it hard to organize my plot. Sure I have a great idea about how it will all end and I know what will happen leading up to that, but I get distracted and make things complicated when putting it on the page. I suppose I have too many characters too which leads to another catastrophe of problems. (Please don’t do what I did and create over 60 characters that play a role in one novel.)

What is your biggest goal as a writer, meaning, what do you hope to accomplish later in your writing adventures? 

 I have various goals. One big one is to plant seeds in non-believers that Jesus is the answer to life’s struggles and that we are not alone in this world. Another is to publish a book before I am an adult. Some goals include writing a series that moms will find thrilling and wonderful enough to read to their kids. I suppose using my writing to glorify God is my biggest goal.

Finally,  what type of book do you feel you must write? The quote by Beverly Cleary, ” If you don’t see the book you want on the shelf, write it.”     is the inspiration to this question. In other words, what book do you not see on the shelf?

I feel I must write a book that will be a favorite among adults and children alike.  I adore fantasy but want it to be new and exciting, not something that has been written before. Of course there will always be similarities in the fantasy genre, but I am looking past that to create something that will inspire and promote new ideas. In essence, the book I don’t see on the shelf is a book that has my ideas and convictions. 

That was fun. I have never done one of these before. 🙂

I hereby tag: 

Mandalynn,     

Starlingstarling7.wordpress.com

AnnieAnnie Writes

And….you!  (just copy and paste the questions in your own blog post and write your answers. Then tag other book worm/writer people. This tag is called:The Book Worm Writer Tag

Merry Christmas!

-Farmgirl 

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