I got Tagged! And it’s a good thing! Fellow author Meg Sorick tagged me to participate in Writers Tag, a creative way to get to know other writers. Thank you, Meg!
Meg is Writer’s Digest 2017 1st Place E-Book Award Winner so be sure to visit her blog and her Amazon Author Page. The Writers Tag was created by Lorraine Ambers and Ari Meghlen for writers to connect with each other and help expand our writing community. To participate, we answer 12 tag questions and are encouraged to tag other writers. So, here we go:
Name one novel which inspired me to write. It wasn’t a novel. It was an experience I had supporting a friend at a comedy club. I was so out of place in the audience of a sea of twentysomethings I felt old. It didn’t help matters that the warmup comedian spotted me and called me ‘Pops.’ I wrote a short funny story about it on Watt Pad and realized that I liked writing things that people could read.
What’s your favorite genre to read and write? I believe its science fiction. I love the concept of world building. That said, I also like horror. Creepy things in the night attacking the unsuspecting keeps me awake…and reading.
Do you prefer to write stand-alone or series? Id say stand alone so I can move on to another idea immediately. I have so many ideas and so little time.
Use three words to describe yourself: Introvert, Workaholic, Empathetic
Reveal your WIP aesthetics or an image that represents your main character or setting. I have yet to understand why someone who knows me for several years can make the mistake of mispronouncing my name at times. Most common is Donneil. My current WIP flash fiction has an antagonist that becomes murderous when his name is spoken incorrectly. Well, they do say ‘write what you know.‘
How long did your first manuscript take to draft? I have 3 unfinished manuscript’s mostly due to not following my own diary advice about WIP. https://darnellcureton.com/2018/11/21/diary-of-a-bad-writer-week-8/
Who is your author idol? Octavia Estelle Butler. Through community college and workshops she began writing science fiction. She went on to receive multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards for her creativity.
Share a writing memory that made you determined to carry on. My new naive writing passion caused me to share a 1st draft novella to a seasoned writing group. They tore through it like locusts during one of the Plagues of Egypt. To carry on, I realized that I had to learn the basic rules of writing (before breaking them) and keep 1st drafts of anything at home.
Tell us something surprising or unique about yourself. I love the feeling I get when I teach someone how to use an IOT device (anything used on the internet) It reminds me I missed my calling in life, to be a school teacher. Young minds need more people that care.
Share the hardest part about being a writer and how you overcame it. I battle keeping the confidence to write. Its still an issue but I get encouragement from reading about other writers struggles and what they do to overcome it. And I comment on their blogs. It’s nice to know that someone took a minute to let you know they read your work.
What’s your favorite social media and why? Share your link. My interest in social media is low, but it can be used to grow interest in my writing. Find me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarnellCureton
Share some uplifting wisdom in six words or less. Continue To Write, Continue To Improve.
*** nominee time***
As a reminder, no one is obligated to participate in The Writers Tag. I’m doing so because I enjoy reading other writers work and Id like to give their Blogs a moment to shine!
I nominate the following writers:
Iain Kelly – the Blog IainKellyWriting
Shantanu Baruah – the Blog Ckonfab, Poetries & More
ReDux Of Rex – the Blog ReDux Of Rex
Dave Stancliff – the Blog House Of Flash Fiction
Kristian – the Blog Tales From The Mind Of Kristian
Dark Netizen – the Blog The Dark Netizen
If you decide to participate, here are the instructions:
Post the Tag and Image (see above) on your blog.
Thank whoever nominated you and give a link back to their blog.
Mention the creators of the tag and link back to their blogs.
Answer the 12 questions.
Nominate 6+ bloggers and notify your nominees by commenting on their blogs. (Optional!)