Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Rising Authors Tag ~ Double Time

Hey everyone! I hope you're all having a good week. :) Eve Estelle from Edge of Night tagged me for the Rising Authors Tag – as did Allie from The Depth of My Faith! Thanks, girls! :D Double tag time! Sounds like fun, huh?

-- Rules... 
  • Write a post thanking the person who tagged you; include the tag, the 11 questions asked, your answers, and in reply to the request of a small piece of poetry or writing, write a brief 150-word story.
  • 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.

-- Eve's Questions... 

What is your favorite type of writing style?

I usually write second-person, past tense. But I have recently been enjoying dabbling in first-person, present tense. :) 

When did you write your first piece?

Um...sometime in middle school. Three or four years ago. 

Have you been published?

Haha, I wish! XD 

Is writing a career or hobby for you? least for now, :) 

Some writers can write no matter where they are... Can you?

Haha, yep! I pretty much can. In my room, on the porch, in the car. :) 

If you have an "Inspiration Spot" where is it?

Probably on the front porch. With snacks, a drink, and good music. :D 

Do you sometimes become attached to your characters?

OHMYGOODNESS YES!!! Sometimes? How about 'I'm-severely-emotionally-attached-to-every-single-one-of-them-end-of-story'. XP 

If and when you do, is it hard to kill them off?

*sniffs* Killing characters off is soooo hard. Just ask my family. I'll mope around the the house and act all sad and sorrowful. But...I'm surviving. (The certain character is not, but I am. :P) 

Do you do most of your writing on the computer or by hand?

Mostly on my iPad. I write some by hand, but not often. 

Can you describe five characters from a few of your stories? (Or one, due to lack of material.)

Ugh, I'm soooo horrible at describing. ... ...  Okay, I guess I'll describe Joshua, a character from War Tears. :) Joshua is twenty-one and a second lieutenant in the US Army Air Corps. He has curly blond hair, brown eyes, and a ready grin. He is caring and compassionate, and truly has a heart for the lost and reaches out to those around him every chance he gets. He has a twin sister named Joanne (subject to change, I'm not sold on her name yet. :P) 

And finally, what called you to writing?

Hmm...that's an interesting question. I just...started writing one day and haven't been able to stop since. ;) 

150-word story request: Can you show me a piece of your writing?

  And he cried. No, he wept. Shouting out in anger towards the heavens. Pounding his fist into the mud. Screaming to the wind. Beating his palms into anything in sight until blood dripped from his fingers. The pain felt good. Anything was better than not feeling at all. 
  Breathing heavily, exhausted and fatigued from his grief, he slumped against the concrete wall – a cold refugee in spite of the heat. He leaned his forehead against the rough cement and slammed in his palms into it so hard spasms of pain shot up his arms. 
  “Why God?” 
  He sank to the mud against the wall of the compound and wept until no more tears would come. Until the bitter ache in his heart began to soften. Until he thought that maybe – maybe – he could draw a breath without the guilt and grief that threatened to overwhelm him. Until Peace like a river flooded his soul. Until he felt the never failing arms of his loving Savior wrap around his trembling form, whispering to his heart that He was there…always there. 
  For the Lord is near to the broken-hearted. 

-- Allie's Questions... 

What encourages you to write more; Reading A Great Book, Or Reading a piece of a fellow blogger?
Reading a great book. Always. 

What is your favorite word to use in a story?
How about words? ;) Hey, I'm a writer; of course I love words! Eloquent, autumn, frivolity, bouquet, aura, solace... 

Do you prefer to write Fiction or report news?
Fiction. I could never write nonfiction in great length. :P

Have you ever hated one of your characters so much that you killed them off? I can't think of any characters I dislike that much...even the bad guys. B-)

What feeling do you get when you see a blank piece of notebook paper or a blank document sheet?

Favorite Writing Feeling?
Writing a beautiful line/paragraph. Doesn't happen often but, oh, it's lovely. :)

Favorite Author?
Janette Oke, to name one. :D

What do you do to recover from a massive blow in a book you are reading?
Keep reading. ;) That's seriously the best thing in my option. Chocolate is always good too. 

What type of book would you prefer; Hardcover or softcover?
HARDCOVER!!! I love hardcover books soooo much. They're usually more expensive but...I just love how they feel. :) *strokes bookies*

Do you ever become attatched to a character in a book you read?
I think the easy question would be "what books have you read in which you did not become attached to a character?" ;) I get attached far too easily...

What is your favorite book?
That's impossible to answer. :P But...A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin, to name one. 

-- Tag Time... 

And I tag YOU and YOU and YOU! 

Jesseca @ Whimsical Writings

Rebekah @ Rebekah's Remarks

Kaitlyn Twin Thoughts 

Amy @ Amy E. Lane

And y'all's questions are...

What's your favorite writing style? 

Where's do you usually sit to write? 

If you write for long periods of time, does it bother your fingers/wrists/hands?

Do you snack while you write? If so, what's your favorite snack?

Are you published? If so, best publishing advice you've received? If not, do you want to be? 

Writing/publishing wise, where do you see yourself in five years? Ten years? 

Do you listen to music while you write? 

What's your opinion of editing? 

Do you enjoy research? 

Do you fiddle with the font style and size of your works? 

And lastly, what's your thoughts on writerly tags? B-) 

150-word story-snippet request: Can I see a piece of your writing? 

Thanks for reading, friends! :) Has school started for you yet? Can you believe summer is already ennndddiiinggg?? *refuses to believe it* 


  1. Fun tag! Your answers were marvelous. And great excerpt! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who has a hard time killing off characters. I don't really want any of my people to die because even the bad ones are fun to play around with.

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Abi! Awww, thanks. :) Oh my, yes. Killing characters is hard. 'Bad' ones are a little easier, but it can still be difficult. Death scenes can be interesting to write though... ;)

      Thanks for your comment!

  2. I enjoyed reading all of your answers, Faith! :)
    Aren’t favorite author/favorite book questions so hard to answer?? Or the answer just turns out to be super long. ;)
    Wow!! That piece of your writing was sooo good! You did a fantastic job writing all of those emotions. :D Is that a part from “War Tears”?

    1. I'm so glad, Rebekah!! :)
      Hahaha, yes they are! Either it's absolutely impossible or it becomes a list. :P
      Awwww, thank you, dear! ^_^ Emotions, particularly 'sad' emotions, is one of my favorite parts of writing. And yes, that's from War Tears. ;)

      Thank you for commenting!

  3. Wow! Stunning artwork! I loved your piece, Faith.

    1. Awww, thank you so much, R.!! :) And thanks for commenting!

  4. Great tag, Faith! Really enjoyed reading your answers! And your excerpt!! Amazing :D

    1. I'm so glad you're enjoyed!! :) And thank you; your comment made me smile!