Hello and happy Thursday! How’s everyone doing? I hope your week is going well!
I’m here today with a fun post! I saw this on Isabelle’s and Victoria’s blog, Bookworm Hollow! They nominated any writers who see it, so I’m doing it now because it looks like fun! Thanks!!
- Link and thank the blogger who tagged you.
- Include the graphic somewhere in the post (or make your own!)
- Answer the questions truthfully and honestly.
- Tag 3 bloggers.
Never have I ever:
Started a novel I didn’t finish.
Yes…many! Especially when I was younger, because I’d start on different books and then have new ideas, and I’d stop writing the current one I was working on.
Written a story completely by hand.
I did when I was younger. It was a short book about a girl whose town gets attacked, so she has to live on this island by herself. I gave it to my mom…I wonder if she still has it. 🤔
Changed tenses midway through a story.
I don’t think so. I normally just write books in the present tense, so I don’t have a problem with changing tenses! I just feel like writing in the present tense is more normal for me.
Not researched before starting a story.
Yes, I think so. Then, when I was writing, I’d have to stop and research. 😄 I’m better at researching before now, though!
Changed my protagonist’s name halfway through a draft.
How about changing the name when starting on the second draft? Because that’s just what I did. In my dystopian novel, one of the narrator’s names has changed…😅
Written a story in a month or less.
I’ve written some short stories in less than a month, but not a novel or anything. I think that this novella for my English was written in about a month.
Fallen asleep while writing.
I don’t think I’ve done this one. I don’t normally write a night.
Corrected someone’s grammar irl/online.
Yes. I’m that annoying person who will correct grammar a lot.
Yelled in all-caps at myself in the middle of my novel.
I don’t think so! Sometimes, though, I’ll write notes to myself in my book.
Used “I’m writing” as an excuse.
Killed a character that was based on someone I know in real life.
No, I haven’t, lol. I don’t really base my characters off of real people in life. Sometimes, I’ll take inspiration, though, from people. But, I have no real enemies, so I haven’t killed anyone based on a person in real life. Do be warned that you could be incorporated in my novel, though, everybody. 😄
Used pop culture references in a story.
Yeah, I think so, but not a lot. I have used some specific brands and people (actors, bands, etc.) in my writing.
Written between the hours of 1:00 am and 6:00 am.
I’m not one of those crazy writers who are up in the middle of the night writing, but I do get up sort of early. I usually get up at five, but I don’t always write when I first wake up. I probably have written before six, though.
Drank an entire pot of coffee while writing.
I don’t really drink coffee.
Written down dreams to use in a potential novel.
I don’t think I’ve written them down, but I have remembered some to use in a novel.
Published an unedited story on the internet/blog/wattpad.
Last year, I wrote a short novel for my English class and published that on my school blog, chapter by chapter. I think that I published them unedited. I went back and edited them afterward, though.
Procrastinated schoolwork because I wanted to write.
I’m not one to procrastinate a lot. I usually like to get my school done first, so I don’t have it hanging over my head while I write.
Typed so long my wrists hurt.
Spilled a drink on my laptop while writing.
Nope! I share the computer with my family, so I would probably get in a lot of trouble. That’s why I’m not allowed to have drinks by the laptop while I’m using it.
Forgotten to save my work/draft.
I use Google Docs, so I think it automatically saves. That would be horrible if I lost all of my writing! 😢
Finished a novel.
The first draft. I am currently working on the second draft of my dystopian novel. I don’t think I’ve ever fully finished a novel. (I did the historical fiction for my English, but that was a novella, so I don’t know if it counts.)
Laughed like an evil villain while writing a scene.
Created maps of my fictional world.
Yes, but it was no work of art. I just used a pen to draw a simple map.
Researched something shady for a novel.
I don’t think so, but I have researched a lot for my writing. I don’t know about shady but definitely some weird and random things…
I nominate any writers who read this post!
Thanks for reading! Are you a writer? How would you have answered these questions? I’d love to chat in the comments! Hope you have a good day, and see y’all on Monday!
5 thoughts on “Never Have I Ever: Writer Edition”
Writing an entire story by hand is such a great way to disconnect from our devices. It brings a whole new flow to the writing process. I do both longhand and type, but for some reason, I come up with better stories when handwriting. Anyway, thanks for sharing!
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Yes, it is, however it always makes my wrists hurt. I do like writing stories by hand, though, whenever I can! Thanks for reading!
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I have for sure killed a character that was based on someone I knew😏😅
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Lol! 😄 I do feel tempted to do that sometimes. 😂😂😅
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