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Getting to Know You Better Tag

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Good evening, everyone!

I found this one in the depths of my drafts and maybe now that I have proper wifi I can finally do all the tag thingies right away and not forget about them.

I was tagged by Simant at Flipping Thru The Pages some time ago. Thank you for that! If you don’t know her yet, you should definitely check out her amazing blog! 🙂

This great tag has been created by Inkgirlworlds.


The Rules:

  • Answer the questions down below.
  • Credit the creator of the tag (Ink Girl and Words).
  • Nominate as many bloggers as you want, it has to be 5+ though.

The Questions:

#1 – How long have you been blogging?

I’ve been blogging since October 2016, so it’s already been a full year!

#2 – Do you enjoy doing tags?

I do! They are a great way to get to know other bloggers better and I love reading all the different answers to questions I answered as well.

#3 – Do you follow the blogs that follow you?

I try to follow back most of the time if the posts catch my eye or are similar to my taste in books.

#4 – Describe your blog in 5 words?

Oh boy, I’m bad at this, so I’ll just go with a few words less: bookish; mintcoloured (hah);  openminded

#5 – How many posts have you made on your blog? (Not counting this tag)

I’ve written 35 posts so far.

#6 – On a scale of 1-10 how much do you enjoy blogging?

A 7/8ish? I do enjoy it much more when I can be active and productive for a longer period of time but lately I’ve been swamped with work –and now uni. Unfortunately, I seem to fall into blogging slumps more often than into reading slumps at the moment and I hope I can restructure my blogging schedule so that I can soon say that I blogging is a 10/10 for me again.

#7 – Post some links to blogs you enjoy reading

There are quite a few blogs I enjoy reading. I narrowed it down a notch so I’m not spamming you guys with all the links.

#8 – Writing or reading blog posts?

I can’t really decide. Both of them have their perks and (not really) negative aspects. From time to time I get overwhelmed by the amount of blog posts I want to read and end up reading only a portion of what I wanted to. But then I really enjoy finding out about other people’s opinion on books I’ve read as well or want/plan to read.

I love writing, even if me and writing are currently in a love-hate relationship as seen above. I wouldn’t have started this blog if I didn’t like doing it at all and I’ve got to say that I already learned a lot just by writing posts (semi-) regularly..

Bloggers I tag:
I’m not tagging anyone because I’m pretty sure everyone already did this tag. If you haven’t, please feel yourself tagged!

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Guest Post: The 5 Things I Ask Myself Before Starting a Writing Project by Cat Jordan

Hello everyone!

Today, I have quite the treat for you. A guest post by Cat Jordan, author of The Leaving Season and Eight Days on Planet Earth. Enjoy her amazing tips on writing!

The 5 Things I Ask Myself Before Starting a Writing Project

What’s the opening scene?

In my earliest novels, I would start things off with a bang, often in the middle of action or even dialogue. It can be disorienting to a reader to not know what is going on or who is speaking. Some stories need this but most stories prefer a clever/beautiful/interesting opening line. I want to draw the reader into my world and I don’t want them to start off confused (unless that’s my goal!).

Now when I begin a project, I try to place myself in the new world as if I were my reader. What do I want to see? Is that interesting? Is that character compelling? Is the voice something I want to hear for three hundred pages?

What is the ending?

Again, as a newbie writer, I would imagine my books with a bang of an ending too. With all of these “bangs,” you’d think I was writing thrillers! However, what I discovered – both as a reader and a writer – was that I needed to know what happens after the climax of the story. Back in high school, I learned this was a “denouement” but I didn’t know how to apply it until I became a novelist.

It isn’t enough to simply end a story. I need to imagine how all the storylines connect, or don’t connect; how characters continue with their lives. Even if I don’t write it all out for the reader, I need to know what those things are. Continue reading “Guest Post: The 5 Things I Ask Myself Before Starting a Writing Project by Cat Jordan”

Wrap-Up

October Wrap Up

Hello everyone!

As I’ve already mentioned in last month’s wrap up, I’m a student again, so October has been a mix between anxiously waiting for uni to start and anxiously fearing the start of classes and having to meet new people. So far, it’s been quite okay, and I do like my film study courses on musicals, Game of Thrones, and Aliens, but let’s see how it will all turn out since we’re only two weeks into the new semester and there are big papers waiting for me at the end of it. Other than that, I’m still busy with decorating my flat and I can’t wait to have a new location to finally shoot more bookstagram pictures for my Instagram, so it won’t look so dead.

But let’s get onto more book related stuff. I got tons of new books from Frankfurt Book Fair, you can see some of those here. This time, I do plan to read them all sooner. Since I had more free time in the beginning of the month, I managed to squeeze in a Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom reread and all those feelings made me want to read it again as soon as I was finished. Overall, I read 7 books and for once my Goodreads goal of 50 books looks more and more doable before Christmas. Continue reading “October Wrap Up”