Monday, August 26, 2013

Every Good Word--Writerly Link-Up

This totally new and awesome website just started called Every Good Word! And it is about all things writing. So far, I find it pretty cool and I'm excited to see what it has to offer. Since it just launched, they have been doing a few activites this past week to introduce the website. They have had giveaways and whatnot, but on Friday, they had a link-up post to answer these questions about writing. I thought I'd join in and answer the questions. 

Allons-y! :D

1. What was your first-ever piece of writing? 
My first completed piece of writing was a short story called Tazz Finds a Home and it narrates the story of a little homeless dog, who in the end finds a family. It was four pages long in my horrible, 10 year old handwriting. 

2. How old were you when you first began writing? 
I would say I began writing when I first learned to form words on a piece of paper into coherent sentences. I cannot recall the exact moment, however. I still have old notebooks filled with started stories and ideas from when I was a child. 

3. Name two writing goals. One short term & one long term.
Short term--100 for 100 Challenge and my personal goal to write 500 words every day for the year. Long term--get published?

4. Do you write fiction or non-fiction? 
Fiction. Always fiction.

5. Bouncing off of question 4, what's your favorite genre to write in? 
I mainly write fantasy. I have dabbled in science fiction (and am still yearning to write something) and some more contemporary, realistic fiction stuffs. 

6. One writing lesson you've learned since 2013 began.
Every word counts. Even the horrible ones.

7. Favorite author, off the top of your head!
Lisa T. Bergren. Because who doesn't like time travel mixed with handsome Italian knights! :)

8. Three current favorite books.
I hate these kinds of questions because it is so hard to choose. I would say (and yes, I will cheat by saying series instead of single books) The River of Time Series by Lisa T. Bergren, The Circle Series by Ted Dekker, annnnnnd perhaps Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan (both Olympians and Heroes of Olympus). But in reality there are sooo many other grand books out there!

9. Biggest influence on your writing {person}:
God? C.S. Lewis? I am unsure...

10. What's your go-to writing music?
I listen mainly to movie scores and instrumental, but every once in a while I can manage music with words. Whatever strikes me!

11. List three to five writing quirks of your's! Little habits, must-haves as you write, etc.
I tend to make my stories start with someone opening their eyes/waking up. I don't know why. I also like to mention dinosaurs or dragons when I can, even if the story does not involve one of those specifically. I also tend to use the same names over and over (or I used to), which ends up making it complicated to keep stories straight. Or if I find a name I really like, I overuse it until I get sick of it. 

12. What, in three sentences or less, does your writing mean to you? 
I am going to be cliche and say, it is basically my life. I breathe in writing. I come up with story ideas any time and any place, and I cannot stop!

-Jaguar Hero!
Glory to God


  1. Thanks SO much for linking up! Great meeting a fellow kindred spirited writer!

  2. You're welcome! I love the idea of the website, and I am eagerly waiting to see what happens with it. :)