Sunshine Blogger Award: The Sequel

Approximately a million years ago (actually, more like three years ago), I was tagged in the Sunshine Blogger Award by my dear book blogger friend Paige Turner. More recently, I’ve been tagged again by The Story Sponge! I figured we were due for another round of random questions, and they had some pretty great ones, so that’s what I’ll be participating in today.

Since it’s been quite a while since the last time I did this, here are the rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them. (Did that above, but in case you missed it – thanks to The Story Sponge for nominating me!)
  2. List the rules and display an award logo on your blog post.
  3. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  4. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and notify them by commenting on any of their posts.
  5. Ask the nominees 11 new questions.

Like I said, i got asked some pretty interesting questions, so without further ado, here we go!

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Time-Traveling Back to 1968 | The Language of Worlds Linkup #8

Today, I’m participating in the Language of Worlds linkup, hosted by Liv K. Fisher. If you’re unfamiliar with the linkup, every two months Liv posts 10 questions for bloggers to answer about their writing projects, characters, or the writing life in general. It’s great for getting to know your story better and connecting with other bloggers, so go check it out! It’s open to anyone.

Not long ago, I shared that I’m working on a new writing project for my senior capstone class, an “alternate history” story set in 1968. You can read more about it here, but today, I’m going to be talking about one of my main characters, Valerie “Val” Harris.

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The Get to know me tag: Writer's Edition

The Get To Know Me Tag (Writer’s Edition)

If you’ve ever wanted to know all of my deep dark writing-related secrets, now’s your chance! I’m participating in Savannah’s “Get to Know Me” tag for writers today and sharing some random facts about me and my writing. Like last week’s tag, I wasn’t specifically tagged by anyone, but I found this through Melissa’s blog, Quill Pen Writer, so a special shout out to her!

Also like last week, since I wasn’t tagged, I won’t be tagging anyone specifically, but I’d love it if you participated! If you’re interested, the rules are:

1) Link back to the person who created the tag
2) Thank the person who tagged you
3) Share the tag graphic
4) Tag eleven bloggers

Without further ado, on to the questions!

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The Music Tag

I Love Several Songs (Music Tag)

As you probably know already, I love music (like, a lot). I’ve written about it in the past, everything from my favorite music videos to analyzing specific songs like a nerd (but I embrace it). Naturally, I never pass up an opportunity to talk about music, and so this week, I’m participating in the Music Tag! No one actually tagged me to participate in this, but I found it on Wanderer’s Pen and decided it would be fun to just chat about music for a bit. Without further ado, on to the questions!

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Daily Quote Challenge

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I’m here with a challenge I was tagged in a few weeks back, but I just got the chance now to participate.

I was tagged by the amazing Anna @ The Story Scientist to participate in the Daily Quote Challenge! Now, I’m bending the rules a little bit because I want to keep to my blogging schedule, so instead of posting one quote every day for three days, I’m doing to post three quotes today, same as Anna did.

The (Traditional) Rules Are:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Tag 3 new bloggers every day
  3. Post one quote on your blog every day for three consecutive days

I chose “quotes” that fit my WIP, Summertime, and its characters. Don’t know about Summertime? Well, you can read the first chapter here! I’ve also posted a lot about the main characters, Riley and Leslie, a lot, so you can always read more about them, too.

The three five quotes I chose are…

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Beautiful People #23 – March 2017

We’re back for another round of Beautiful People! If you don’t know what that is, Beautiful People is a linkup hosted by Paper Fury and Further Up and Further In. Each month, they make a list of questions for you to ask your characters. I’ve done a few in the past, so go ahead and check them out below! For more information about the linkup, click here.

BP #17 – May 2016 (Riley Taylor)
BP #18 – June 2016 (Leslie Summers)
BP #20 – August 2016 (Chey Cooper)
BP #21 – September 2016 (Trevor Johnson)
BP #22 – February 2017 (Leslie Summers and Riley Taylor)

This month, I’m writing about a character from a collaborative story I did with a group in high school during my senior year. The character’s name is Eden Hunter, she’s 26, and she’s a Sergeant in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), also known as the Mounties.

Since the world Eden’s from has a bit of a complicated background, I’ll explain it briefly. In Eden’s world, werewolves exist, but they only transform using a drug called Wolfsboon. Controlling the manufacturing and distribution of this illegal drug is a family called the Graysons, based in Anchorage, Alaska. Eden’s mother, Helen Grayson, was a part of the gang for her entire life until she escaped with Eden and fled to Vancouver, Canada. Since then, Eden grew up in Canada with her mom.

That’s all the background I think you need, so on to the questions!

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Freestyle Writing Challenge

Hey, look who got tagged in something! My friend Faith at Genuine Perplexities tagged me in the Freestyle Writing Challenge, and I’m very excited about it!

Basically, this challenge involves taking a prompt, setting a timer for 5 to 10 minutes, and writing as much as you can without editing. Then, you’ll put it in your own blog post for all to see! It doesn’t matter if it’s good or not, it’s more about the practice of writing.

Want to see how it works? Faith gave me the prompt if “Laughter,” so you can read what I wrote by reading on!

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The Six Question Character Challenge

 

SURPRISE! I said I’d normally reserve Wednesdays for tags and linkups, mainly Beautiful People and Purposeful Pages. I’m doing something a little different this month. Right now, Beautiful People is focusing on NaNoWriMo, which I’m not participating in, so I’m on a little break from that. And sadly, Purposeful Pages is stopping after this month, so I’ll no longer be doing that.

On the bright side, I do have something fun to do this month! I’ve been wanting to participate in Brianna’s Six Question Character Challenge. I wasn’t tagged by anyone in particular, but I heard about it from Quill Pen Writer, Tea With Tumnus, and You Write Fiction, so be sure to stop by those blogs and check out their WIPs too!

For this project, I had picked my three main characters from Summertime, since that’s my most well-developed project right now. I know I talk about it a lot with these sorts of things, but it’s what I know best about, and these character are near and dear to my heart. If you want to learn more about these character, you can check out the Beautiful People posts I’ve done for them (I’ll link to each one) and you can also read the first chapter of Summertime on my blog!

On to the questions!

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The Bookshelf Tour Tag

Well, this makes 50 posts on Maggie’s Musings! So that’s pretty cool. Anyway, on to the post!

A few weeks back (I know, so long ago), I was nominated by Anna @ The Story Scientist to participate in The Bookshelf Tour Tag. I’ll admit it was a little tricky, considering most of my books are at home right now, but I managed 0kay, I think. Without further ado, here’s a little tour of my bookshelf!

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

First, I’d like to thank…

Okay, no, it’s not that kind of award. But still, this is pretty exciting! The Sunshine Blogger Award is something that I’ve seen passed around on many blogs I follow, and I’m so happy to say I was nominate!

A big thank you to my friend Paige Turner @ Between Reality for nominating me! If you love reading honest book reviews, go visit her blog! She’s one of the best book reviewers I know, and she’s been doing a lot of other cool stuff on her blog lately, so be sure to check it out!

Anyway, the Sunshine Blogger Award is pretty simple. There are three steps:

  • Thank the people/person who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions from your nominator(s).
  • Nominate eleven other bloggers and give them eleven questions.

Paige asked some pretty cool questions, so without further ado, let’s get started!

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