Wednesday, 3 September 2014

A Writing Tag

Half Baked

Half Baked is a delightful new writing blog begun by Anne-girl of Scribblings of my Pen and Tappings of my Keyboard. I'm really excited about this blog, being an aspiring writer myself. Go join in the blog party there, guys! There's a fantastic giveaway and, of course, a tag. Which I've done below.

What is your favorite kind of cake? If you don't eat cake {because of gluten issues or allergies or diet or whatever} what is your favorite dessert?
There is nothing like chocolate cake, friends.

How long have you been writing?

Probably since I learned how to hold a pencil!! Seriously though, I can't remember a time when I wasn't scribbling away at something. I have stories I wrote when I was five. So about eleven years. 

Do you read books and blogs about writing? If so what are some of your favorites?

Yes I do!! I find them really helpful. Here are some I recommend:
Juicy Writing by Brigid Lowry. It's quirky, a bit weird, and original, but very helpful.
I've read lots of how-to-write-well books.....but I can't recall all the names just now:-(
As for writing blogs, well....see the above links!!

Do you believe it's important to study writing as an art form? Why or why not?

As an art form.....Well, yes, I think writing is a kind of art. A writer is an artist. Writers need to study words and techniques in the same way as any other artist. Time and practice are two important things to develop your writing skills.

Who's writing has influenced yours the most?

Oh dear, this is a hard one. I have to say a lot of authors. L.M. Montgomery, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Maryrose Wood, Lemony Snicket, Suzanne Collins.

Do you consider writing more important than food? Why or why not?
I probably write more than I eat. I mean, I love food and I need it to survive ( profound, Beth, profound) but I really really love writing and I need to do it. I guess it's not technically more important than food. I'd say they are equally important. After all, paper is indigestible. 

Tell us the thing you are most excited about with your writing.

I think I'm growing a little bit as a writer and trying different styles. It's really exciting:) And it's so much fun. I love new words. 

What are you dreading most in your writing?

Making it tangible, believable, making it real. I'm afraid people won't take it seriously or that they won't see the picture I'm trying to create. And then of course, there's writer's block:(

Would you rather have people love your book now or be considered a genius after you are dead?

It'd be wonderful to have them love it now, while I'm here to enjoy it. But I think I'd rather have people reading it after I'm gone, so that I'll be remembered. 

Thankyou so much for this tag, Anne-girl! It was really fun:)


  1. Are you writing something at the moment? Like a story or something? :)
    I must say, you have a good list of authors there! I love every single one of them, except Maryrose Wood, whom I have never heard of.
    But I'm not sure about writing being more important than food, I love food!

    1. I sure am! I have two in the works at the moment.
      I know, they're all so amazing and you can learn so much from them!
      Maryrose Wood is the author of The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series, the library here has four of them. They're really cool.
      Yeah, technically food is more important:) but writing is something I can't go without for long either!

    2. I'd be excited to hear more about your works... :)
      Oh, she wrote those? I have only read the first two, and enjoyed them. I had forgotten all about them. :) I'll have to get them from the library next time!
      I suppose not being a writer I can't quite understand, but yeah, I love food. :)

    3. Yeah, I love them:) I love food too...which is just as well because I have to eat it.....