Thursday, September 3, 2009

Blog Tag

A fellow writer, blogger, and this week's Book-A-Week Challenge author of The Truth Lies in the Dark, Kristin Callender, tagged my blog yesterday.

I met Kristin through Twitter where @kcbooks (Kristin's Twitter name) posted a tweet saying she wanted a book to read. Well, I, of course, had a book so I sent her a tweet back. The next thing you know we exchanged books and here we are today.

So, what does getting tagged mean? It is a way to share information about yourself and connect with other writers/bloggers. The best part about this is it's not just for published authors. This is for anyone who picks up a pen or pulls up to a keyboard to bring their thoughts and ideas to life and then is brave enough to share them with the world.

More details can be found at Nick Daws post here: My Writing blog

Here are the questions Kristin tagged me to answer from her blog and am passing on to others, plus. See Kristin’s blog at kcbooks


1. Which words do you use too much in your writing?

But (but then I get rid of it on edits)
And (And at the beginning of a sentence – also catch on edits)
Just (sometimes you just have to use this word, but not very often)


2. Which words do you consider overused in stuff you read?

He said, she said – If there are only 2 people in a dialogue then do you really need the tagline?

Softly – OH MY GOSH! I don’t know how many times I see this word in a tagline such as “he said softly” – GAG!


3. What are your other favorite blogs?

There are so many good blogs out there, but here are some of my favorites.

http://cafeofdreams.blogspot.com/ -A book reviewer’s blog by April Pohren, a new friend with writing talent

http://bookexposure.blogspot.com/ -A promotion/marketing blog by Jessica James, an historical fiction author and the best press release writer

http://cerihebert.blogspot.com/ -Another New Hampshire Author's blog by Ceri Hebert, who I met through my blog and will one day meet in person

http://jasonamyers.wordpress.com/ -A blog by writer Jason Myers who shares his trials and tribulations of getting published and everyday life


4. Name three favorite words * these are subject to change depending on day & mood :)

wicked
paradox
sunshine


5. ...And three words you're not so keen on *so are these, except rejection :)

spam
literary (you’ll have to ask me why)
RIF


6. What would you like to improve about your writing and/or blog?

I would like to get more efficient use of what little writing time I have, so have a plan as to the storyline and not as much seat-of-the-pants writing. Then I can turn out more books. :-)

For my blog, I would like to have more time to spend on writing more tip/writing article related posts.

It comes down to I NEED MORE TIME to do any kind of writing.


7. What’s your writing ambition?

I have 2 ambitions as far as my writing are concerned, well maybe 3. I want to write books that readers can’t or don’t want to put down, the kind where you are compelled to go to the next chapter even thought it is 2 in the morning and you have to be up by 5 AM.

I want to write my novels full-time and be able to support myself with on my writing career.

Ultimately, I would love to see my books turned into films. I want to see my hero’s on the big screen. (Mickey, Max, Jake, Lucas, and now Garrett.)


Whew! I did it. Now, I tag the following writers/bloggers.

April
http://cafeofdreams.blogspot.com/

Ceri
http://cerihebert.blogspot.com/

Jessica
http://bookexposure.blogspot.com/

Jason
http://jasonamyers.wordpress.com/

Blog Tag, You're it... April, Ceri, Jessica, and Jason. Can't wait to see what questions you choose and what your answers are. Have fun!

2 comments:

Kristin Callender September 3, 2009 at 12:07 PM  

Great job Denise! We all need more time to write and maybe a few extra hands too :)

Michelle Magill September 3, 2009 at 7:52 PM  

You are a favourite Blog of mine Denise so I have an award for you. http://torchundertheblanketbooks.com/2009/09/04/superior-scribbler-award/

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