FIRST, my SUPER AWESOME friend, Abigail has got an awesome poem published on this website!! You guys NEED to go read it HERE! Okay, as you can tell TWN has been nominated for the Liebster Award four times, with an additional nomination I’ve received!!! THANK YOU ALL!!!!! Well, we’re throwing it all together in this post! (But guys, it’s gonna be REALLY long, so I recommend picking two sets of eleven questions read them and then go comment!!!!!!!! 🙂 Seriously, y’all, I wouldn’t even read this whopper of a post.) Alana’s answers will be in blue, mine will be in purple, and Katherine’s will be in pink!
1. First, thank the person who nominated you, include a link to their blog, and add the Liebster Award badge to your blog and/or post.
2. Next answer the eleven questions from the person who nominated you.
3. Give eleven random facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 5-11 fellow bloggers with less than 200 followers.
5. Notify your nominees that you nominated them for the Liebster Award.
6. Last but not least, ask your nominees eleven questions.
JadeSky’s questions (THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH, JADESKY FOR TAGGING US!!!!!!!!!!!! You’re SUPER EPIC!!!!!):
What was your goal/purpose when you first started blogging? Do you feel that goal or purpose has changed in any way?
To give encouragement and advice to other teen writers. Nope!
I wanted to offer encouragement to teen writers and to let them know that they CAN write great and publish-worthy stories!! Nope not really!!!
I wanted to encourage and connect with other teen writers, and motivate and inspire them to continue in their writing journey. No – if any thing, I feel more passionate than before to encourage others in their writing.
What’s your favorite part about blogging?
Typing the posts and reading the people’s comments. Also, reading posts from other blogs.
Talking with you gals in the comments below!!!
My favorite part is seeing everyone’s excitement over my post and talking with everyone in the comments!!! I LOVE the comments!!!!!<3
What’s your go-to comfort snack? Why?
Fruit!! They’re sweet and juicy, just the way I like it!
Chocolate. Need I explain? It’s AMAZING!
I go crazy over nachos!!!
If you could go see any movie in a movie theater, what would you want to see and why?
Narnia, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, and Little Women (2019). I LOVE those movies and I’ve only seen the third Narnia movie in theaters before and would like to experience the others on a big screen.
Man, JadeSky’s been slipping in those two questions in one trick. That one always gets pulled on me. XD I’d like my chance to see the Hobbit movies in the theater. 😍
(Can I answer this question with my own novel? Eh, I’m gonna do it anyways.😉) I wish I could see my own novel in the movie theater because I bet seeing my story unfold will be incredible!
Do you consider yourself an introvert, an extrovert, or a mixture of both?
A mixture of both.
I’m a mixture of both but have a stronger extroverted side!!!!!
I’m an introvert.
Who’s your favorite music artist?
TobyMac, Jeremy Camp, Danny Gokey, Britt Nicole, Francesca Battistelli, Mandisa, The Afters, & Casting Crowns! I really can’t pick just one!
Aaah, we could be here all day. XD TobyMac, Danny Gokey, Hawk Nelson, Tenth Avenue North…I shall stop there for y’all’s sake. 😉
A favorite??? I have a hard time with favorites, but I’ll say some I really like: For King and Country, TobyMac, and Mandisa.
What’s a funny memory from when you were a little kid?
This is actually a vague memory, but when I was really little I used to recite Disney’s The Little Mermaid word for word, song for song by heart while my family and I were in the car going somewhere.
When I was younger I was obsessed with the Magic Tree House books. Me, Kat, and Alana would pretend to have our own magic tree house . . . it might’ve been under the dining room table. 😉
Uhhhh . . . I have poor memory guys. XD Maybe the time when Alana, Is, and I acted out (songs included) the ENTIRE MOVIE of Frozen in Grandma’s backyard.
Are you a morning or night person?
A night person.
Both! Imagine how hard it is to get any sleep. XD
Both. I literally consider myself a night owl and an early bird!
If you could immediately learn to speak any new language, which one would you choose? Why?
Spanish. I have always like the Spanish culture.
ITALIAN!!!! Dunno why. I’ve always had some strange fascination for Italy.
I think it’s the pasta.
Oooh, I LOVE this question!!!! I would like to speak French fluently. And, I wish I could speak Elvish!😉
If you could donate a million dollars to any charity or nonprofit organization, which one would you pick?
One that has something to do for animals or for children.
A nonprofit Christian organization.
What’s the best thing you’ve learned from 2020?
That you should always spend as much time as you can with the people (and even pets) whom you love.
That you are never alone because God is ALWAYS there.
God is still working His perfect plan into our lives even when things aren’t going the way we want them to.
KRISTIANNE’S QUESTIONS (THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for the tag!!!!! WHOOO!!!!! You’re AWESOME!):
1. What is your blog all about? What do you write about on there?
To encourage other teen writers’ to write their stories and to become publish authors one day. Writing tips, book reviews, crafts, blog tags, and some other fun things.
Teen Writers’ Nook is a blog about building a community of teen writers and supporting, motivating, and encouraging them!!! We do a little bit of everything with writing tip posts, book reviews, and fun stuff!!!!!!!
Teen Writers’ Nook is a place where teen writers can support and encourage each other through our writing journeys. We blog about . . . well basically what the girls already said above.^ 😉
2. Have you ever finished a full-length writing project or wanted to?
When it comes to essays or reports, I finish them (because it’s for school), but I have not actually finish any of my story writings.
I have completed a total of three novels, three short stories, and am almost finished with my current WIP!!!
I haven’t completed a novel yet, but I have written lots of short stories and poems.
3. Are you an introvert or an extrovert (or an ambivert)?
An ambivert (if that stands for both introvert and extrovert).
I’m both an introvert and extrovert!!!
I’m an introvert.
4. What inspires you the most? Certain books? Movies? Music?
Contemporary Christian music; the books, movies, and TV shows of Little House, Little Women, Narnia, and Hobbit/LORT; and Harry Potter (which is only the friendship and magical creatures)!
Contemporary Christian music gives me the most inspiration!!
A lot of times movies inspire me, but I do find inspiration in other places as well.
5. What book are you reading right now? (Or if you’re not reading anything right now, what was the last book you read?)
The Last book I read was The Ickabog by J.K. Rowling. I’m also currently in the middle of Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder!
I’m currently trying to tackle Lord of the Rings. Wish me luck, guys. XD
I’m reading The Princess Companion by Melanie Cellier.
6. What kind of music do you like to listen to (if at all)?
Contemporary Christian music, songs/playlist from The Greatest Showman and Disney movies, and Instrumental!
Contemporary Christian music and sometimes instrumental.
Contemporary Christian music is my favorite!!! I also like Disney songs.
7. Which type of character would you like to be in a book? The protagonist? Mentor? Sidekick?
The protagonist! Mainly because I know I won’t die. However, if not the protagonist, then the mentor.
The mentor. I would really want to be that person that inspires someone else!!!!!!!!
The sidekick often helps the protagonist more than we realize, so I think I’ll choose the sidekick.
8. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Great Britain, Australia/New Zealand, Ireland, and the African Safari!
Probably Canada and New Zealand (so I can stay in a Hobbit hole. XD).
I’m going to a remote island!!!!!!!!!
9. What is your favorite season? Why?
Spring and Autumn! I LOVE it when everything comes to life in spring and the changing of everything in autumn.
Fall. I LOVE the Thanksgiving season!
All seasons!!!!!! I love each season for what each one brings.
10. Generally, which do you prefer: books or movies? Why?
BOOKS!!!! Books give you more details and help you to connect more to the characters. I do like the movies, but I’m always a book reader. ALWAYS!!!!
BOOKS!!!!!! I wanna be able to cry and scream and dance around for joy along with the characters!!!!!
I don’t have a preference. I love movies and books for the genius storylines!!!!!
11. Who is someone you look up to and want to emulate? (It can even be someone from the past.)
Jesus! I want to live my life the way He tells me to and follow His teachings. I also look up to the Ingalls family: Charles, Caroline, Mary, Laura, Carrie, and Grace Ingalls!
Jesus Christ! I want to grow and be more like Him every single day!!!!!!!! <33
First and foremost, my Savior and love of my life, Jesus Christ!!!!!<33333333333
Questions from Lauryn Trimmer at Pro Story Builders! (THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH, Lauryn!! I LOVE your blog!!!! You’re SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!)
1. Do you prefer to blog about writing or book reviews?
I prefer book reviews.
I prefer to blog about writing!
I think I prefer to blog about writing.
2. What do you enjoy the most about blogging?
Writing and reading posts and reading the comments on TWN.
Talking to all of you lovely readers in the comments!! Y’all are da BEST!!!!
Reading and replying to comments is what I enjoy the most about blogging!!!!!!!!!!!!
3. What goals do you have for your blog in 2021?
I would like to do a post about the book that I’m writing.
To do a writing contest and maybe get a published author to do a guest post here!
We’re hoping to do a writing contest this summer!
4. Are you more of a dog person or a cat person?
Both!! I LOVE dogs and cats! Although, if I have to pick one, I’m going with cats 🐈🐕😻
It didn’t use to always be that way…
Both! I’m especially a dog person if the dog is a husky!!!!!!💗
5. What does a typical morning look like for you?
Get up and try to adjust the transition from sleep to awake.
Get up, read my Bible, check to see if I have any emails waiting response, and start school!
Wake up, roll outta bed (literally), brush hair, skip breakfast, start school. Oh, and checking the clock is in there somewhere. XD
6. What was the last movie you saw that you absolutely hated?
Star Girl. It’s on Disney Plus.
*thinking really hard* I have no idea. I haven’t been watching a whole lot of movies lately.
Uhhhh . . . mind going blank. XD
7. We all have those moments when our favorite character does something stupid, even though we’re yelling at them, “DON’T DO THE THING!” If you could have the power to change one moment in one movie/book, and make the character do something different, what moment would you change?
Every ridiculous mistakes Harry makes in the Harry Potter books (he is NOT your smartest protagonist)🤦🏻♀️
That moment in the 3rd Hobbit movie when a few things happen that lead to the deaths of my THREE FAVORITE CHARACTERS!!!!!! That’s all I’m saying for spoilers!! 😉
I will ABSOLUTELY 100% change the ending to Frozen II!!!!!!! Elsa will stay in Arendale and her and Anna will be queens and rule Arendale TOGETHER!!!!!!!!! (I’m sorry to those of you who liked how Frozen II ended.)
8. If you could give your readers one piece of life advice, what would you tell them?
Don’t give up writing, keep going. You can do this!
THAT YOU’RE AN AWESOME WRITER AND I 100% BELIEVE IN YOU AND YOUR STORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don’t compare yourself to anyone else. Remember that you are a masterpiece – GOD’S MASTERPIECE!!!
9. Would you rather read a book with a fast-paced plot or an extremely detailed, vivid setting? (You can’t pick both!)
I like the extremely detailed, vivid settings.
A fast-paced plot. I tend to lose interest in stories when nothing’s happening!
Excellent – I’m picking both!!!!
10. What three fictional characters do you relate to in some way?
Beth and Meg March (Little Women by Louisa May Alcott), Lucy Pevensie (The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis), and Dr. Dolittle (The Story of Dr. Dolittle by Hugh Lofting). I relate to many more, though.
Sage (The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen) for his clever side, Crow (Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk) because of her journey, and Thomas (Fawkes by Nadine Brandes) for many reasons.
JUSTIN RUSSO (Wizards of Waverly Place) because he’s nerdy and he tries to follow the rules. Tobias (The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen) because of his loyalty. And Stargirl (Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli) because she’s always thinking of others first. P.S. I am LITERALLY so much like Genie from Issabelle’s novel, Into the Lamp!!!!!!!!!!
11. Tacos or burritos?
Tacos all the way!
Questions from Mary at Wild Writing Dreams! (THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH, Mary, for the tag!!!!!!! You’re INCREDIBLE!!!!!!)
What is something funny/weird you and your family do regularly?
Just say random things that don’t even make sense of what’s going on at the moment.
Eh, my fam’s just weird. Somehow the most normal thing like driving a car we end up doing really crazy.
Sometimes we act out scenes from movies. It turns out to be a joking moment!!!
What is one thing about you most of your readers probably don’t know?
That I have an excellent memory. (I can recite some movies and books by heart, word for word).
I don’t have a social media account. Nope. None whatsoever!
We’reSISTERS*evillaughingcontinuesallnight* What? Is it something I said?
What type of music do you listen to the most? (Feel free to share an awesome song from that genre!)
Christian contemporary music. Here’s a song, “More Than I Could Be” by Danny Gokey.
Christian contemporary music! Umm…this is the song I’m listening to as I write this.
Christian contemporary music!!! I LOVE this song by For King and country!!!!!!!
What’s the weirdest smell you have ever smelled?
A spice. (I can’t remember what it’s called, but I remember it smelled strange, which was normal).
Feet? Yep, I’ve smelled it before. *shudders* Li’l me was not really smart.
Pet food maybe?
If you could be an animal, what animal would you be and why?
Any kind of mammals, birds, and reptiles, except snakes. I LOVE animals🐘🦁🐻🐬🐴🐺🐢🕊️🐧
I’d be a dragon. I feel like this is self-explanatory. XD
A narwhal!!!!! That way I could live in the ocean and still be one of my favorite animals!
If you could be a Disney prince (if you’re a guy) or princess (if you’re a girl), who would you be and why?
I would be Ariel. She has always been my favorite. Plus, I would get to be a mermaid🧜🏻♀️
I’d be Jasmine! ‘Cause I’m kind of obsessed with Aladdin right now. XD
Oooh, I LOVE this question!!! I would be Rapunzel so Eugene can be my boyfriend!
What is the coolest/weirdest name you’ve seen/heard someone in real life have?
I’ve heard of Kensi.
Easy, the coolest/weirdest name I’ve ever seen is Mary. 😆
though can I really say Issabelle, ’cause who else spells it like that?
Penelope is the coolest name I’ve heard recently.
If someone asked to be your apprentice and learn all that you know, what would you teach them?
I’m a died-hard Little House fan, so I would probably tell them everything about the Ingalls family.
The ways of the force. Sorry, guys, for these ridiculous answers but as I’m typing my answers to Mary’s questions it’s like seven o’clock and my brain is really dead right now. XD
I would probably teach them jazz dance moves. Jazz is my favorite type of dance.
In your opinion, what is the most annoying color?
Orange. I have no idea why.
Gray. It’s just soooo dull.
Pink-wanna-be’s. I do not like those false pink colors.
What is the funniest/craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Falling into Issabelle’s traps.
Starting a blog. Writing a book. Trying to read Lord of the Rings (which is like over a thousand pages y’all). Eh, you guys pick one. XD
Listening to Issabelle’s crazy ideas! XD XD XD (I’m kidding. I love Issabelle’s ideas.<3)
Can you ever be backwards on stairs, even when you’re walking down them backwards?
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t you DARE walk backwards on stairs!
NOOOOOOO don’t be backwards on the stairs!! That’s not safe!
Uhhh . . . is this a trick question?
Also, guys, I (Is talking) had an additional tag from the AWESOMELY AMAZING HEAVEN at The Hobby House!!!!!! THANK YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!! You and your blog are INCREDIBLE!
Time for the elven random facts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- I can spell supercailifragilisticexpialidocious without looking at it.
- I have a strange love for frogs.
- I ate a cookie before typing the last set of questions.
- I’m typing up these facts right now. (That is technically a fact.😉)
- I relate me and my family to the Ingalls family.
- I love music, but can only play a little on the piano.
- I love apples.
- Like Heaven said, I also cannot spell the word “definitely”
okay that time I surprisingly got it right.
- My personality type is ENFP
- It took the team at TWN like two weeks to write this post. (It was supposed to go live this past Saturday if that tells you anything.)
- I don’t always like to read classic novels.
Though we make a HUGE exception for LotRs ’cause y’all it’s EPIC!
Anyone who read this entire post! Yep, you’re tagged now! Yay you!
Mary’s set of 11 questions.
This is me just being lazy. Plus we’re good friends so I know I can steal from her and get away with it. *evil laughter*
Well, that’s all we’ve got for ya!!!!! And I’m too tire to come up with questions so let’s just chat below!!!!!