When Nick tagged me I was honored and of course more than willing to be a part. So, what does getting tagged mean? It is a way to share *
I chose only a few of the questions to answer. I am trying to keep my posts *
Ok, here goes...
1. Which words do you use too much in your writing?
I try to cut out any words that I think are repeated too often in my writing. Most often cut are these: just or just about, had or had been, little (* I went back and crossed out 3 of these in this post alone).
2. Which words do you consider overused in stuff you read?
he said, she said alternatives. He/she spoke, orated, stated. I try to avoid fancy ways to say he said or she said, unless it helps clarify the characters tone of voice or mood. He mumbled under his breath or she screamed loud enough for the whole restaurant to hear.
3. What are your other favorite blogs?
There are so many blogs out there and through Twitter I find more everyday. Here are some of my favorites.
http://www.mywritingblog.com/ -A writer's blog by Nick Daws
http://www.bookmarket.com/ -A promotion/marketing blog by John Kremer
http://somethingshewrote.blogspot.com/ -An inspirational blog by Janna Qualman
http://houseofnosleep.blogspot.com/ -Hysterical blog by Cammie the Wine Queen
http://jackwregan.blogspot.com/ -Follow the Ramblings of this funny YA writer
http://misterreereeder.blogspot.com/ -A mystery reviewer who also dabbles in writing
http://deniserobbins.blogspot.com/ -Author blog & friend to writers everywhere
4. Name three favorite words * these are subject to change depending on day & mood :)
happy, vacation, fluffernutter (peanut butter & fluff sandwich...yum)
5. ...And three words you're not so keen on *so are these, except rejection :)
rejection, uber(anything), douche bag (sorry... but this had a VERY different definition when I was a kid & now it's thrown around like idiot or jerk) On the other hand douchebaggery (yes, it's a real accepted word) is plain funny.
6. What would you like to improve about your writing and/or blog?
In my writing, I would like to be more focused on finishing one story at a time. I have a hard time fighting the urge to hop to the next idea that screams out. I have learned to control it better, but I still have to work on it.
As far as my blog, I want to learn some of the tricks I see on other blogs. Like linking to a previous blog or another website without having to show the whole address. I have tried it many times and can't get it to work. If someone can give me a quick lesson I would appreciate it.
That's my part. Now it's your turn. I tag the following writers/bloggers.
Jack W. Regan
Blog Tag, You're It... Janna, Jack, Denise, and misterreereeder. Can't wait to see what questions you choose and what your answers are. Have fun!
Kristin : )