PROJECT INSPIRE {Encouraging Others in Their Writing Journey}

So I was recently tagged to do this inspirational writing tag. I jumped to the opportunity to do this. I hope you all enjoy this! ๐Ÿ˜˜

Rules

  1. Thank and link back to who’s blog you first saw this tag on; link back to the creator of the tag. Thank you, Jenna for contacting me about this blog tag!!

2. Answer the questions given. (when you mention a person in your answers, link to their blog/website if they have one)

  3. Include 5 of the biggest things youโ€™ve learned about writing, and how theyโ€™ve change you.

  4. Donโ€™t tag anybody.  We want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to take part in this. So at the end of your post, leave the open invitation to any of your readers that wants to do the tag.

And the questionsโ€ฆ(and my answers ๐Ÿ˜‰)

Questions and Answers

1.) Whoโ€™s someone whoโ€™s inspired and motivated you to pursue writing?

My grandma has encouraged me the most. She has always been there to motivate me to pursue writing. You can thank her for Dalkeith being written. ๐Ÿ˜‚ She has been there since I first wrote a story. She even published it for me even though it was not ready to be published. I look back and slightly cringe at my old writing, but what author doesn’t? ๐Ÿ˜‚

2.) Who encouraged you when you felt like giving up?

My blogger friend, Penny. She encouraged me so much even though she may not have know it. Her excitement for my book to come out pursued to me to keep writing even when I felt like I didn’t want to write it anymore. So thank you, Penny! You are one of the reasons why Dalkeith’s first draft is done!

3.) Was there a person (or even a blog post) that came at just the right time to give you the boost or motivation when you needed it?

My friend Justin. He is always there to help me when I have writer’s block. Even though he may not know, he also encouraged me to keep writing because he was constantly asking me if I had written anymore. So thank you for being annoying, Justin. You helped me write my book. ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜‚

Also Go Teen Writers and Story Embers/Kingdom Pen. I am signed up to their newsletter so (almost) everyday without fail I get an email about how to be a better writer. Getting emails like those helped me so much!

4.) Whoโ€™s always been there for you, through thick and thin with your writing?

My family and my grandma. Also my some of my friends. I would rant to them when I wrote scenes I never wanted to. I made sure I didn’t spoil anything but I still ranted to them. My family was there to keep me going and writing, especially me one younger sister, who so desperately wants to read my book. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

5.) Whoโ€™s helped you make your writing better, wasnโ€™t afraid to give you honest feedback, and helped improve your craft?

My grandma, man she has helped me a lot. ๐Ÿ˜‚ She isn’t afraid to give me honest feedback. She will just tell me plain if something needs to be changed. No one else other then her has read my book since it still is in the beginning stages.

6.) Whoโ€™s given you doses of healthy laughter that brightens your day and brings a smile to your face?

Any of my Goodreads and blogger friends really. But Jenna, Penny, Elizabeth, Grace, Abby, and all the girls on my hangout group that I’m on! Their excitement over my book always makes me so happy and brings a huge silly grin on my face.

7.) Whatโ€™s your favorite inspirational quote?

“The only advice anybody can give is, if you wanna be a writer, keep writing. And read all you can, read everything.” Stan Lee

I agree so much with this quote so much!! Reading has grown my writing so much! If you want to be a writer, read as many books as you can!

8. Is there someone you just want to take a moment to thank, for anything?

Seriously all the girls from my google hangout group, Inkreaders, and all the lovely girls on Goodreads who cheer me. I would just love to give a huge shoutout to y’all and just say thank you so much for everything. You have been such an inspiration to me in my writing journey! *hugs everyone*

9. What author and/or book inspired you to write better stories and motivate you to strive to give your message to the world?

Um…….um……um……..I honestly have no idea. Probably C.S Lewis, J.R.R Tolkien, Nadine Brandes, and Sarah Addison-Fox.

C.S Lewis, J.R.R Tolkien, and Nadine Brandes inspire me to write books that are both super exciting and thrilling but most importantly honor God through every word. I love watching Nadine Brandes youtube channel because she is such an inspiration to young Christian writers out there. So thank you, Nadine for everything!!

Sarah Addison-Fox has inspired me and shown me that new writers can write books that are amazing and could be best sellers. She has also shown that you can honor God in your amazing, kick butt stories.

10. What piece of advice do you want to give to other young writers?

Don’t give up and don’t let doubts run free in your mind. Letting doubts run free in your mind not only hurts you as a person but also as a writer. Give God those doubts and worries, He’ll take care of them. If He wants you to be this great author, He will make it happen!

Also don’t give up, especially if you are writing your first novel. These things take time. For some it’s months, for others it’s years. Don’t let the pressure of others keep you from writing to your best potential!!

5 big this I’ve learned…………

1.) No one’s writing is perfect. Not even people who have been writing their whole lives and have 100 books published have mastered the art of writing. They still have editors and readers come along side them to point out errors. So don’t feel weighed down by the thought that your writing isn’t perfect. No ones is!

2.) READ!! By me reading I became a better writer. My grandma even complimented telling me that my writer has improved over the course of the last few years. My only answer, reading. Reading has taken my writing to so many new levels!

3.) Be humble and have an open mind. As a writer, you have to have a humble heart and an open mind to what other’s say about your book. As much as we all want our books to be perfect, they won’t be especially your first draft. If you want to be your book to be Christ centered, you first must have a humble attitude to what others say. I know that, that is a little weird but as a writer you also need to display Christ like characteristics while you’re in your book process.

4.) Surround yourself with other authors. I cannot tell you this enough. Other authors have so many good tips to give you and most are willing to read your book and help you edit it. Surrounding yourself with fellow authors is literally one of the greatest things you can do, so do it!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

5.) Write, write, and take breaks. If you are like me, you’ve heard a lot of people say to write everyday but I am here to tell you that you shouldn’t. Unless you are a super writer like some writers I know. Your creativity only has so much juice. You at times need to replenish that juice.

Honestly Nadine Brandes says it better in her Youtube video about this. I will have it below!! ๐Ÿ˜€

So this is my project inspire tag. I had a lot of fun doing it!! Comment below if you are going to do it! I would love to read your posts!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Abigail

5 thoughts on “PROJECT INSPIRE {Encouraging Others in Their Writing Journey}

  1. AHAHA. *cries for an eternity* You are the sweetest for mentioning me, Abigail!!! You just don’t know how much that means to me!!! Thank you so much!!
    (BUT I MEAN LIKE YESSSSSSSSS I CAN’T WAIT FOR DALKIETH OKAY. There is an empty space on my bookshelf that Dalkeith needs to be on immediately ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™โค) Thank you for being so sweet about me!!! You just brightened my day! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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    1. You’re welcome! You really have been one of my biggest cheerleaders through my whole writing process!! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• I cannot wait to get Dalkeith into your hands!!! ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜˜โค

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