The Motherly Writer’s Award

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If you haven’t noticed, I kind of took out all the Awards and Tags I played a part in. I was planning on not doing them anymore, even though they were super fun, because I wanted to keep this blog centered around my writing life, book reviews, and other writing misc. stuff, but when I was tagged by Belle over at Worlds of Ink and Paper and I just had to do this one.

Also, Belle is the creator of this lovely tag 🙂

Rules

  • Thank the person who tagged you and link to Belle’s original post
  • Take the picture
  • Answer the motherly writer questions (which I will put in this post)
  • Tag at least three bloggers at the end

Thank you, Belle, for tagging me 🙂 You are too kind!

Now, shall we jump into the questions?

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How motherly are you to your characters? What sort of a mother? Strict but attentive? Spoiling and soft? Tender but cautious? Or perhaps you are one of those writer mothers who is not so motherly?

I’d say I am a very relaxed mother to my characters. They can stay out as late as they want, I trust them to know what’s good for them, I will comfort them when I write them into scenes where they’re being tortured physically and mentally, and I’ll still love them even on days when they won’t talk to me and cause me to fall into a rut.

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Do you fret about your characters’ fates? Their dates? Whether or not they get kids of their own?

Hehe . . . Well, the majority of them will be alive at the end of this story, but not all. I would like them to live happily ever after, if possible. That always a mother’s hope. I try to steer them into the right person and of course I want babies from them. But then there are those certain characters *cough Main Character cough* who will not follow my plan for them to find love and marry another certain person.

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Certain Character *cough Main Character cough* of mine . . .

Are you sad when your characters are hurt? How sad on a level from one to ten are you when one of your characters in injured physically or emotionally? Spiritually? What about if they die?

Of course I’m sad! 10!! I cry when they struggle, when they are being mistreated, or are injured or . . . or . . .

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Are you aggressive or do you retaliate when someone insults or doesn’t like your characters/book? To what extent?

I would like to think that I am calm if someone does not like my characters or book. I feel sad and disappointed when they don’t, but if it is a character I feel strongly about and who is my favorite (what am I talking about, they’re all my favorite . . . haha), then I will try to convince them that they’re not all bad. But if I can’t persuade their opinion, then I will go comfort my character and remind them that “It doesn’t matter what others think. I will always love you.”

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Which of your characters do you “baby” the most?

Good question. . . . Maybe my main character Alaine. Sometimes she needs someone to hold her hand.

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Which one of your characters do you let fend for themselves the most?

My favorite, sad to say. Which is Mikael. Wait. No! They’re ALL my favorite . . . haha. Anyway, give Mikael the right tools and he can fend for himself.

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Do you tend to cling more to your older children and stories, or your youngest ones?

All of them! But . . . well . . . if I was being completely honest here, I cling more to Mikael because he’s my oldest character.

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Do your characters have any habits or styles that you disapprove of?

Taking over my plot is definitely a habit I disapprove of! Not talking to me is another, especially when I’m in a good writing mood. Not listening to me. Disobeying my orders. The list goes on . . .

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Which of your characters are you most proud of?

. . . Mikael. The others will hate me! But I have several good reasons for this. *Clears throat, gets out note cards*

  1. Throughout Mikael’s childhood he has been bullied by his older cousin and Mikael never lost who he really was inside. He never let himself break. Sure, the bullying brought him down and made him feel unworthy, but he never lost sight of what was/is right.
  2. He looks out for his little sister and would give his life to ensure that she was safe.
  3. He is afraid of certain things but will face those fears to protect the ones he cares about.
  4. Sure, he’s stubborn at times, but eventually he becomes more open-minded.
  5. Even when his life falls to pieces, he will work hard to rise again.

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How many of your main characters have actual mothers?

Dead or alive? All of them had a mother, most of them still have their mother. I can’t think of one who has never known someone who became their mother, even if it was for a short time.

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How many of your main characters are mothers?

Three? Technically two . . . no, definitely three. Just . . . spoilers 🙂

 

 

*I couldn’t find a good gif to follow this question . . . my apologies.

Have you ever had pressure to kill off a character? Have you ever downright refused?

Sometimes my characters did things that got themselves killed and I typically gave them chances to fix their mistakes and “try again.” But no pressure whatsoever to kill someone off. Have I refused? . . . Maybe. But typically, I would have a death scene in mind and would try to write it out (great mom, right here), but my character’s would find a way to dodge that scene and live.

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How many of your characters are children?

Not teens, you mean? One. In general, less than ten.

 

*Again, my apologies for not finding a relatable gif . . .

Are you loath to kill characters? How much so?

Depends . . . but mostly yes! They’re my children! I cannot see them die!

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Are you biased for your own characters?

Yes . . . I will say no more.

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And do you intend to be more motherly, or less motherly with your characters in the future?

About the same? Maybe? I certainly hope so. I wouldn’t want to write about a character I didn’t care about or love with all my heart.

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There you have it! A wonderful tag made by a wonderful writer/blogger. Again, you should check out Belle’s Blog ~  Worlds of Ink and Paper. I hope you enjoyed this, and the wonderful gifs. I hoped it would be all Brave themed, but that was not to be, sadly 😦

I shall tag . . .

  1. Kenzie from Smudged Thoughts
  2. May @ Forever and Everly
  3. Anyone else who would like to take part in this tag!

Questions

  1. How motherly are you to your characters? What sort of a mother? Strict but attentive? Spoiling and soft? Tender but cautious? Or perhaps you are one of those writer mothers who is not so motherly?
  2. Do you fret about your characters’ fates? Their dates? Whether or not they get kids of their own?
  3. Are you sad when your characters are hurt? How sad on a level from one to ten are you when one of your characters in injured physically or emotionally? Spiritually? What about if they die?
  4. Are you aggressive or do you retaliate when someone insults or doesn’t like your characters/book? To what extent?
  5. Which of your characters do you “baby” the most?
  6. Which one of your characters do you let fend for themselves the most?
  7. Do you tend to cling more to your older children and stories, or your youngest ones?
  8. Do your characters have any habits or styles that you disapprove of?
  9. Which of your characters are you most proud of?
  10. How many of your main characters have actual mothers?
  11. How many of your main characters are mothers?
  12. Have you ever had pressure to kill off a character? Have you ever downright refused?
  13. How many of your characters are children?
  14. Are you loath to kill characters? How much so?
  15. Are you biased for your own characters?
  16. How well do you care for your characters?
  17. And do you intend to be more motherly, or less motherly with your characters in the future?

Another post about my fantasy world is coming up this month. Have a wonderful week, everybody!

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