Wow, this is so crazy, I’ve never actually had my writing recognised like this before so this is a totally new experience to me. So a huge thank you to A Writer’s Beginning for nominating me. It’s really encouraging and so motivating, this is the first time I have really put myself out there for other writers, up until now I mostly just wrote for myself and a very few select group of friends. It is an extraordinary honour, incredibly flattering and a little unbelievable. The kind words and support you have given me, mean more to me than I could ever hope to describe.
- Link to the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
- Answer the questions you are given.
- In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
- Ask the people you nominate 3 new questions.
I had better just get on and answer the questions;
- Can you remember the first story you ever wrote? Can you remember what triggered it/influenced it? Or are you more like me – writing so much that you can’t remember that far back?
I genuinely can’t remember, I’m sure somewhere my mum has a scruffy notebook full of scribbled stories written about my toys, as long as I can remember I’ve been a reader and a writer.
2.Why do you write online, opposed to keeping your writing to yourself? I only ask because I used to be very private about my writing. I didn’t have the courage to show anyone because I was too scared that they’d criticise it. Was it the same for you?
I am still very private about my writing, only a handful of people know about my blog, I started to write online so I could express myself to the people who mean the most to me. If you read through my blog you’ll see it’s all very personal about my deepest emotions.
I entered the writing competition on creative writing prompts with a lot of support and encouragement from my sister and a few friends, I’ve recently tried to write a book and wanted some feedback on my writing and this response has, truly astounded me.
3.Which one of these do you think is the more powerful – a sad story that makes the tears flow, or a story that fills you with confidence and determination? I think it’s interesting; obviously both are powerful, because they affect us so much, but which does so more?
I think this is an incredibly hard question to answer because it’s all so individual, it depends on the reader and what they take away from any piece of writing. I think personally for me, although I write a lot more sad/ teary pieces, I think the ones that lift you up are more powerful, because the take away feeling (hopefully) lasts longer.
And now it is my turn to nominate others but here is a disclaimer, I’ve always kept pretty much to myself online so I don’t have a huge range of followers to choose from but here a few I have really enjoyed recently:
- The Unedit
- Word of Atlas
- It means happy one
- WRITE OF HAND
- mental illness talk
My questions to you guys are;
- How do you find/ what gives you the courage to write such personal things and put it online for everyone to see? I still struggle with sharing my work so would love to hear from you
- What gives you motivation and inspiration to write? I know those two are very different but I want to know.
- Something a little different; If you were only allowed to read/ write one genre for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I really look forward to seeing all your answers and hope you enjoy answering them as much as I enjoyed thinking of them! And again a huge thank you to A writers beginning and I’m sorry I didn’t manage to get the full 8 nominations, hopefully next time (if there is one) I will have mingled a little more and have some more blogs to recommend.