Let’s Connect with the fun Writers Tag

Today’s post is in collaboration with the awesome Lorraine Ambers, a fellow writer and blogger, to bring you something fun.

Writers Tag banner made by Lorraine Ambers

Being a writer can be a lonely business.  So we thought we’d create the Writers Tag to get the ball rolling and in a fun way, introduce each other to all the wonderful writers who blog.

Before we start the Writers Tag, here is a little work to put in:

☆ Post the Tag and Image on your blog (see above).

☆ Thank whoever nominated you and give a link back to their blog.

☆ Mention the creators of the tag and link back to their blogs.

☆ Nominate 6+ deserving bloggers and notify your nominees by commenting on their
blogs.

This Writers Tag was created by Lorraine Ambers and Ari Meghlen.  Click on the highlighted names to check out their blogs and don’t forget to leave a comment to tell them that you’ve played the fun Writers Tag so they can connect with you too.

So let’s get started with this fun, quick-fire Writers Tag and get to know each other a little better. 

Questions for the Writers Tag (and my answers)

☆ Name one novel that inspired you to write.

— That would have to be Fantastic Mr Fox, it was definitely one of many books that inspired me to write.

☆ What’s your favourite genre to write and read?

— Mostly fantasy, both traditional and modern.  I also love sci-fi and crime too.  I do read other genres, but these are my go-to.

☆ Do you prefer to write stand-alone or series?

— Definitely series, I have not yet managed to come up with a stand-alone story idea.  Anything that starts that way soon morphs into a trilogy or longer.

☆ Use 3 words to describe yourself.

— Anxious, imaginative, scatterbrained.

☆ Reveal your WIP aesthetics or an image that represents your MC or setting.

— Below is the aesthetic for one of my main characters, Dante the Judge, one of the Five Kings from my WIP, The BlessedCharacter Aesthetic for Dante the Judge from The Blessed by Ari Meghlen

☆ How long did your first MS take to draft?

— I have no idea.  I finished my first MS when I was a teenager.  I worked on multiple stories at once but I did complete my sci-fi story.  I’d say definitely under a year.

☆ Who is your author idol?

— That would be Anne Bishop, her writing is so strong and her characters are beautifully created that you are instantly transported into her worlds.  I can only hope I manage to convey that immersion in my own writing.

☆ Share a writing memory that made you determined to carry on.

— I was told when I was young that “writing is a phase” and I need to eventually focus on more “important” things and stop “wasting” time.  Well, this “phase” is not going anywhere.  I have no interest in ever stopping writing 🙂

☆ Tell us something surprising or unique about yourself.

— I rescue animals.  I am often the one called by friends, family, neighbours whenever they or people they know have located a lost or injured animal.  I have rescued wild birds, pigeons (both wild and tame), hedgehogs, rabbits and even a ferret.

I even keep a rescue kit in my car.

☆ Share the hardest part about being a writer and how you overcame it.

— Finding the time.  In the end, trying to carve out time when the world and his dog are all interrupting me makes writing really hard.  I’ve had to fight tooth and nail to gain time for writing.

How I overcame it as by changing what wasn’t working.  I stopped trying to write every day and using my new schedule, boosted my writing productivity.

☆ What’s your favourite social media and why? Share your link.

— Shockingly, I’m going to say Twitter.  If you’d ask me this question last year, Twitter wouldn’t have even hit my top 5.  That has all changed and I have met a lot of new writers on there and built up a community through my hashtag game for writers #TheMerryWriter.

☆ Share some uplifting wisdom in six words or less.

You got this, don’t give up.

Thanks for reading in this fun writing tag.  Remember fellow writers, treasure your unique abilities and talents and never give up on yourselves.

I nominate the following deserving writers:

Rachel Poli

Pearl R Meaker

Simon Farnell (Planet Simon)

Rebecca Alasdair

Anne Clare (The Naptime Author)

I. L. Cruz (Fairy Tale Feminista)

To my nominees, here are the questions for you to copy should you wish to play this tag.

  • Name one novel that inspired you to write.
  • What’s your favourite genre to write and read?
  • Do you prefer to write stand-alone or series?
  • Use 3 words to describe yourself
  • Reveal your WIP aesthetics or an image that represents your MC or setting.
  • How long did your first MS take to draft?
  • Who is your author idol?
  • Share a writing memory that made you determined to carry on.
  • Tell us something surprising or unique about yourself.
  • Share the hardest part about being a writer and how you overcame it.
  • What’s your favourite social media and why? Share your link.
  • Share some uplifting wisdom in six words or less.

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Happy writing

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18 thoughts on “Let’s Connect with the fun Writers Tag

  1. Pingback: Let’s Connect with the fun Writers Tag – Planet Simon

  2. Hi Ari,
    Thanks for choosing me to participate. 🙂 I’ll do my best but may not make it as I’m having a lot of trouble with being positive these days and I don’t want to write a bunch of depressing drivel.
    We’ll see what happens.
    Thanks again! 🙂
    Hugs

    • Hi Pearl, I am sorry to hear you are feeling that way. If you ever need to talk, just drop me a DM on Facebook. Don’t worry about the tag.

      Just take care of yourself and if there’s anything I can do, let me know.
      Blessings
      Ari

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  4. This tag is so much fun! Finding time to write is hard! While I manage to make some time, I do have a hard time finding the energy and focus some days. Also, that’s crazy someone told you writing was just a phase! Way to stick with it. 🙂

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  6. I love that you keep a rescue kit in your car. 😍
    I love Twitter too, it’s really improved over the last year.
    I can’t believe your scatterbrained, your organisation skills with blogging are amazing.
    I love, love, love all of your aesthetics. 💕💕

    • lol Yes, except there has been 2 occasions were I emptied my car to clean it and then drove on a quick errand only to need to rescue some pigeons…and realised my kit wasn’t in the car. Not helpful!!

      My trick for organising my blogging is how diligently I use my Contents Calendar. Without it, I’d have no hope of keeping this blog running as well as it has been.

      For most other aspects of my life I can be very scatterbrained.

      Awww yay! Thanks, I am always so pleased with my aesthetics 😀

  7. Fantastic! Thank you Ari I’ll make sure I do this as soon as I can 😀
    I love your answers, I had no idea you rescued animals, I rescued an owl a couple of years ago.

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