I planned on a how-to post for today, but . . . then I read Kate Flournoy’s latest blog post and realized I was tagged. 🙂 Thanks, Kate! I just love these things. So, let’s jump right in.
1. Would you rather enter a fictional character’s world or bring a fictional character into yours?
Oh, noooo . . . Can you honestly imagine the repercussions of bringing a fictional character into the real world?
Okay, so, based on the fact that if I were to visit a fictional character, it would probably be somebody from the Ba’ku village in Star Trek Insurrection – that or the hobbits of the Shire – I would have to visit them in their world. To do otherwise would take all the fun out of it. (And yes, I know those selections are rather opposite each other.)
2. Butterflies or moths?
Moths are . . . interesting, but butterflies are beautiful. So I pick butterflies.
3. What is your favorite genre, and what do you think is its primary purpose/goal?
Favorite genre? That is, like, constantly changing!
Let’s just play it safe and say fantasy and science fiction. But then, some of my favorite stories are action in modern times. So . . . let’s move on. Purpose or goal? To get you thinking. To entertain. To inspire. I guess that kind of depends on the author more than the genre.
4. City or country?
I’m a farmer’s daughter, aren’t I? I’d go nuts in the city.
5. What’s your first memory?
Oh, no . . . oh, no.
Um . . . I think my first memory is of unplugging a vacuum cord from the wall (I know, I know), but I also have a couple other vague memories of us living in that house. Little things, so I can’t really say that is my first memory for sure.
6. Which of your favorite books do you think best matches your personality?
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Either the Out of Time Series by Nadine Brandes or Ilyon Chronicles by Jaye Knight. One is fantasy, one is dystopian, but both of them kind of reflect my personality in different ways. There. My secret’s unveiled. 🙂
7. What’s your favorite virtue? (Courage, joy, patience…)
Joy. Joy can get you through so much. But I also have to say compassion wins a very, very close second. The joy of the Lord is our strength, and He calls us to have compassion.
8. Do you prefer character-centric stories or plot-centric?
Character-centric! Characters are EVERYTHING to a story! Hmm, maybe I ought to do a blog post on that . . .
9. Electronic books or physical ones?
Is that a rhetorical question? I hate reading books electronically.
10. Would you rather live in a library or a castle tower?
For good, or temporarily? If temporarily, library. If permanently . . . castle tower. 🙂
11. If you could only keep one of your five senses, which would it be, and why?
You didn’t! You mustn’t make me choose!
But you are making me chose, so if I could only keep one sense, it would be eyesight. If I lost everything but eyesight, I could probably still farm. But to not witness the moment a baby goat is born . . . ah, that would be its own torture. Besides, if I could see, I could still write!
And that concludes the tag. But apparently I have to come up with another eleven questions for all of you, so here they be.
Would you rather live in the city or the country?
What is your least favorite genre and why?
If given the challenge, could you live without ALL basic electronics (cell phone, computer, etc.)?
What fictional character best resembles your personality?
If you had to lose one of your five senses, which would it be?
Cats or dogs?
Horses or cows?
Butterflies or moths? (Thanks, Kate!)
Would you rather live on a deserted island or on a spaceship?
If you could time-travel to just one place and time, what would it be and why?
Sum up your current WIP in just four words.
And now, take the tag and let me know how it goes. I also officially tag Tricia Mingerink and anyone else who wants to do it!