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Never Have I Ever Write Tag!

Hi everyone!

Write tags are some of my favourite tags to do, and I haven’t done one in a while, so I am really excited for this one!

Thank you to the amazing Orangutan Librarian and Mary for tagging me! Be sure to check out their answers as well, since they are wonderful and fun to read. This awesome write tag was first created by The Long Voyage.

. . . started a novel that I did not finish.

Yes! Back in middle school I started several novels that petered out after the first few chapters πŸ˜… Since then, I’ve been more serious and committed to finishing everything I start.

. . . written a story completely by hand.

Nope. I switch between writing by hand and on my laptop. I’ve probably finished about 80-90% of Fog by hand, but decided to complete the rest of it on the computer. It all depends on what I feel like at the moment!

. . . changed tenses midway through a story.

I probably have, though I don’t remember?

I did, however, write an entire novel in third person present and had to change all 74K words of it to third person past 🀣 

. . . not researched anything before starting a story.

Haha YES, when I wrote contemporary/fantasy novels before, I did pretty much zero research prior to writing. I Googled stuff as I went along though.

. . . changed my protagonist’s name halfway through a draft.

I don’t think I’ve changed a protagonist’s name, but I did change the villain’s name during the finale of the first draft of Children of the Sun πŸ˜‚Β  (I forgot what it was so I made up a new one hahaha)

. . . written a story in a month or less.

Yes! I’ve completed novels during NaNoWriMo 2005, 2007 and 2016 (these were pretty bad drafts LOL and should never see the light of day!!) The fastest I’ve written a novel was in 4 days (but this was literally 4 days of continuous writing, no school/work/chores, and minimal sleep)!

. . . fallen asleep while writing.

I’ve probably felt sleepy while writing, but usually I’d be awake enough to put away my laptop before sleeping… does that count?

. . . corrected someone’s grammar irl / online.

YES hahaha… even though my own grammar isn’t terrific 😝

. . . yelled in all caps at myself in the middle of a novel.

I’ve probably left a “WTF!??!” note to myself at some point these past few years.

. . . used β€œI’m writing” as an excuse.

During the crunch days towards the end of NaNoWriMo, I’ve probably skipped a social event here and there!

. . . killed a character who was based on someone I know in real life.

OHHH boy. No haha. I try to not base characters on people I know in real life because it feels kind of weird and awkward…

. . . used pop culture references in a story.

Yes! Usually I incorporate them for fun and then end up editing them out later. However in my recent edit of my MG novel Children of the Sun, I’ve intentionally included some pop culture references that I’m hoping to keep.

. . . written between the hours of 1am and 6am.

Haha yes. I don’t stay up often but when I do, those tend to be very productive hours.

. . . drank an entire pot of coffee while writing.

Nope to coffee, but tea, YES.

. . . written down dreams to use in potential novels.

Haha YES, guilty!

. . . published an unedited story on the internet / Wattpad / blog.

If you scour the archives of this blog…….. I might have posted something 😏 (but more like a short story and not a novel.)

. . . procrastinated homework because I wanted to write.

Probably!

. . . typed so long that my wrists hurt.

Nope. I type pretty slow haha, but I’ve written so much that my wrists hurt!

. . . spilled a drink on my laptop while writing.

NOOOO…….. that would be my worst nightmare.

. . . forgotten to save my work / draft.

This would also be my worst nightmare!! I think this might have happened a while back, though I don’t remember.

Now I use Scrivener which automatically saves. Recently, I was working on a scene but accidentally pressed a keyboard button that shut down my laptop for automatic updates. I was so scared that I’d lose the edits that I’ve made to the scene!! But thankfully it saved, so, PHEW…

. . . finished a novel.

I’ve finished 7 novels although most are very rough first drafts, and a handful are novels that will probably never see light of day haha 🀣

. . . laughed like an evil villain while writing a scene.

Hmmmmmm… I actually don’t think so.

. . . cried while writing a scene.

Yes! I had a mountain of tissues while writing the ending of Shapeshifter and the recent revisions of Children of the Sun.

. . . created maps of my fictional worlds.

Yup! I did this for Fog using the online (free!!) map-making site Inkarnate.

. . . researched something shady for a novel.

LOL. Oh you wouldn’t want to see my Google search history 😜

I tag these awesome writer-bloggers!!

Joe, Marie, Caro, Margaret, Jai Lynn & Kat

As always, if you want to do this tag, then consider yourself tagged!

Let me know how you would answer some of these questions!

23 thoughts on “Never Have I Ever Write Tag!

  1. This is cute!! Thanks for tagging me Sophie! ❀ And I've researched my fair share of interesting topics too, so with you there!! Google's got nothing on me lol πŸ˜€ All for the sake of writing!

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    1. Ahahaha yes I agree that we writers probably look up a lot of funky stuff on Google. I am glad that they don’t arrest people based on Google search histories because I have incriminating stuff on there πŸ˜‚

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  2. Thank you so much for tagging me, this sounds like such a fun Tag! πŸ₯° I try to do some research beforehand but it’s honestly not my favorite part of the writing process πŸ˜… And omg your map looks so good! Thank you for sharing what you used to create it 😊

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    1. Hi Caro! I’m with you there. As important as I think research is, it’s not my favourite part of writing hahahaha πŸ˜‚ I like looking into stuff as I write but doing huge chunks of research before writing can feel like a chore for me!

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  3. Such a great tag! Omg 7 completed novels is a lot, congrats πŸ˜„
    I also try to go to bed early, but when I stay up writing late nights/early mornings are so productive. Maybe because everyone else is asleep so it’s super quiet?
    Btw you’re absolutely right, tea is the superior writing fuel.
    Thank you so much for linking that map-maker site. I’d never seen it before but it looks very useful. I’ll definitely try it out.

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    1. Haha thanks Juli, although to be honest most of the novels I’ve written are very rough and frankly terrible πŸ˜‚
      I also find late nights and early mornings so productive!! To be honest I probably don’t get as much writing done any other time in the day haha. I like that my mind is clear early in the morning and not bogged down yet by the day ahead. And I also like writing at night after I finish my to-dos for the day πŸ™‚
      Hope that you’ll find the mapmaker site helpful!

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  4. Thank you for tagging me, Sophie! I got tagged by the Orang-utan Librarian as well, so I already did it too, but I appreciate you thinking of me πŸ™‚ I also really liked reading your answers of it all. Writers are really a breed of their own haha

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  5. Omg I’ve been meaning to do this tag, so thank you for the extra incentive!

    Oof, changing tenses for an entire novel sounds like quite a journey. Also WHAT you’ve written a novel in 4 days?? I don’t know whether to be in awe or terrified of your power! 😱

    I use Inkarnate for maps too! SO useful for my visual brain. And I have definitely googled some strange things for research purposes…

    Thanks again for tagging me, I can’t wait to do this!

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    1. Hi Margaret! Ahahaha… as fun as it was, the novel that I’ve written in 4 days turned out to be a pretty bad novel πŸ˜‚ It was when I really had no other obligations or responsibilities so I had a lot of time to devote to writing!
      Glad that you also use inkarnate!! And hahaha yeah I think it must be a common thing for writers to abuse Google XD
      Looking forward to seeing your answers Margaret whenever you have a chance to do this tag!!

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