Sunshine Award

Yea, another blogger award! It makes me feel so special hee hee. I’d like to thank PaigeAddams for nominating me. I really appreciate that you enjoy reading my blog, especially my take on the creative writing prompts. Paige, if you ever want to do your own version on your blog let me know, and I’ll link it to my page 🙂

Here’s the rules of the award:

1.  List 7 things about yourself

2.  Nominate bloggers worthy of these award up to 15

3.  Thank the person who nominated you!

Seven things about myself (I’ll try something different by revealing my writing style, habits instead of personality since I just wrote a recent post about that already LOL)

1.  I love writing out of order. I’ll start with the event that interests me the most. Even with editing, I’ll start at the section that motivates me more than automatically at the beginning.

2.  I tend to think of my stories as movies or tv shows. So I write scenes as I picture them on the big scene (probably why I focus on dialogue and beats so much–used to write screenplays all the time). I listen to the songs on my IPOD that could be the potential soundtrack, and I cast my characters (look at celebrity pics who the people in my story look like).

3.  Before NaNo, I could never focus in the mornings because I’d be too tired. Now, I mostly write early in the day, even on weekends. The days I should be sleeping in, my brain wakes me up telling me to “create story”, “create story”. Sometimes I can also write in the afternoons, but I can’t really function at night like I used to.

4.  I’m pretty old school. I still write everything in notebooks, then type later. I use any computer available so a lot of times I have to save, email to myself. I’ve yet to buy a flash drive. I know I’m bad hee hee.

5.  First point-of-view is my favorite way to write, but lately I’ve really been enjoying third person point-of-view too. With first person POV, I tended to stay inside their heads too much instead of having them interact with the other characters.

6.  When I come up with story ideas, most of my inspiration comes from movies. I like to put different spin on things after asking “what if?” Usually the plot or characters are so different that no one would even know that the story was based off of it. My favorite movies are dramas, probably why I like writing dramas.

7.  I spend way too much time in my planning stages before even attempting to start a rough draft. Creating characters–getting to know them personally and intimately–is my favorite stage. I create plot outlines, research everything I can on the setting, etc. I want to know all about my characters’ emotions, world, relationships, etc. so I don’t mess anything up. In a way, I guess I roleplay (especially my main characters, which is usually a guy and a girl).

My Nominations (Sorry if you already won Sunshine Award, I didn’t know). I enjoy reading these blogs every day because some are funny, entertaining while some fully share every detail about the author’s publishing journey. Since I’m in the same boat as them I like to hear their success stories, keeps me motivated to keep pursuing my dream.

1.  Ryan Murphy

2.  Unearthing Words

3.  Jade Alyse

4.  Kellie Larsen Murphy

5.  Sharon C. Cooper

6.  Darla

7.  Jordanna East

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby