I found a fall writing tag over at Amy Tasukada’s Youtube channel, and I’m stealing it for a little Friday fun.
This year, I’m actually going to experience fall for the first time since I moved to Malaysia in 2012 (Malaysia doesn’t have fall, we have dry and rainy season). I usually go visit Sweden in the summer or around Christmas time, but this year I’m squeezing in an extra visit. I’m going on October 16, staying for two weeks, and the plan is to hug the stuffing out of my daughter, fika a lot (fika is the most important Swedish tradition), go for walks and look at fall colored leaves, and meet friends and family. But mostly just enjoy spending some time with my daughter and her boyfriend.
So I thought a fall themed tag was fitting.
Also, why not check out Amy’s answers here 🙂
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THE FALL WRITING TAG QUESTIONS:
1. Crunching Leaves- The Perfect Sound. What do you like listening to while writing?
Mostly nothing. Sometimes, I listen to electronic instrumental music, but most of the time I write in silence. I can’t listen to anything with lyrics; that just makes me want to sing along and I lose my concentration.
2. Hot Bubbling Cider- What’s your favorite thing to eat or drink while writing?
Honestly, I’m not very picky. I’m happy as long as I have something to drink, whether it’s water, soda, tea, or even the occasional glass of wine. But mostly, I drink water.
3. Bon Fires- The Perfect Night. Name your perfect writing conditions or your perfect writing night.
As long as I have a good quality notebook and my favorite fountain pens, I’m good.
4. Pumpkin Spiced Latte- Something you used to like but now don’t.
I used to be obsessed with reading murder mysteries, but I severely overdosed on them so now I don’t anymore.
5. Halloween- Your favorite part of writing a novel.
Editing, because that means the hard part is done 🙂
6. Monsters & Goblins- What terrifies you most while writing/ drafting a novel?
My own laziness. That I’d rather lie on the couch reading what someone else wrote than do the work.
7. Hay Rides- A Bumpy Ride. What do you do to get over a writers block or get inspired?
Every time I’ve hit a block, it’s been because something in the story isn’t working. So I take a step back and try to objectively look at what I’ve written so far to figure out why it’s not working. And when I’ve found the problem, I change it, and writers block is gone!
8. Haunted Houses- World Building. What are some tips you have on crafting the perfect world?
Don’t forget about the details.
9. Pumpkins- Do your story ideas start with characters, plots, setting or something else?
A lot of the time the idea for an opening scene pops up in my mind and I work my way from there.
10. Ghost Stories. Share a spooky writing prompt!
People make death threats to a woman who’s been a victim of sexual assault, slander her reputation, and treat her like crap, and send a message to all women in the world that they don’t matter. No wait. That was reality. Sorry.