Monday, December 16, 2013

Questions for You

Hey guys!  Recently, I've wanted to make posts that are more applicable to you, my lovely readers.  But I feel like I don't know you very well, so I can I make good posts for you?  So here are some questions for you.


  1. I have almost 85 followers, but each post only gets 2 or 3 comments.  So how often do you read my posts?  I'd just like to know.  Do you read most Mondays?  Thursdays?  Both?  Only when the title is interesting?
  2. Are you just a lover of books or a writer as well?
  3. If you are a writer, what do you like to write?  Fantasy, poetry, a little bit of everything?
  4. How much have you written?  Two first drafts, one carefully revised novel, what?
  5. How long have you been writing?
  6. What type of blog posts do you find interesting?
  7. Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of on Inklined?
  8. Do you read books similar to what you write?
  9. If not, what are some book genres and common themes you like to read?
  10. Are you a teenager?
All of these questions are optional.  If you don't feel like answering all of these, just pick two or three that are easy to answer.  If you don't feel like commenting, share on Google+ or something, just so I know you've read this.

Thanks!  Have a great day.

22 comments:

  1. 1. I read every post; I comment when I feel like I have something to say. I need to work on commenting more.
    2. Bookworm and author both. :)
    3. My writing is predominantly fantasy. Second after that would be poetry (often I'll have poetry in my novels). Then it's a mix of dystopian, sci-fi, and a little bit of realistic and historical fiction.
    4. Um . . . a lot. Ten things long enough to have chapters which I've edited once each, another three that I haven't edited, two works in progress, and dozens of short stories, most of which I've edited at least once. Plus lots of poetry.
    5. Let's see . . . my first 'real' story was in the summer of '09, so we'll say three and a half years.
    6. I don't think there's one specific kind of post that I find more interesting than others. I like posts on writing, posts on a blog author's life, posts on books (if the books look interesting), etc.
    7. Not really.
    8. Yes; I read predominantly fantasy with a bit of dystopian/sci-fi, and a smattering of historical/realistic fiction.
    10. Yes.

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    1. Thanks so much for your feedback! It means a lot to me. :)
      ~Sarah

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  2. 1: I read most of your posts.
    2: Book junkie and an aspiring writer.
    3: I write mostly romance. Right now I am writing a Historical Fictional/Romance.
    4: I have been writing short stories all my life. Whether I finished them or not is another story. I am currently working on my first novel which hopefully will turn into a series.
    5: On my novel? About five months.
    6: Depends on my mood I guess. :)
    8: Yes I do.
    10: I am a teenager, yes.

    HP

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    1. Awesome! My first novel took me about a year and a half to finish and it turned into a series and then other books.
      Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment.
      ~Sarah

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  3. 1) I often read your posts on Thursdays
    2) I lover of books and a writer
    3) I am currently writing a, um, Sdi-fi book, fantasy, all sum up to Christian YA
    4) I have written two first drafts and currently working on two more...
    5) I've been writing ever since I was seven, but I only got serious in March
    6) I like the posts about YA genres

    8) Kind of. I read lots of fantasy, but I read mainly Historical fiction

    9) Um, tween

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    1. Sci-fi and fantasy sound awesome. I feel like trying to work on two first drafts at the same time would drive me insane. Thanks for taking the time to comment!
      ~Sarah

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  4. 1. I've only been reading your blog for about two weeks, but I went back and looked at other posts, and have read every post since then. I just always feel awkward commenting when the author has no idea who I am. But now, after this, I suppose you'll be getting comments from me!
    2. I write. Somewhat obsessively.
    3. I write mostly fantasy, and a little bit of poetry when I get inspiration. Unfortunately, all of my poetry is written quickly and there's long gaps between them, so I don't consider myself a poet.
    4. I have finished three and a half first drafts, none of which have been really revised. I am also working on a story right now that's a bit over sixty thousand words.
    5. Oh. Um... I've been writing for about six years? Maybe seven or eight.
    6. I like honest, straightforward posts, whether they're personal or about writing. I like posts that I can learn from, whether it's a post about writing better, books that are good, ways to chop firewood or Bible verses.
    7.I don't think I've been reading this blog long enough to know about that.
    8. Usually I do read the same types that I write, yes. I particularly like books set entirely in other worlds.
    9. My favorite genres are Christian Fantasy or Christian Science Fiction. I read some books that aren't necessarily in the Christian genre, but I don't tend to pick up as much of those.
    10. Yep.

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    1. First off, welcome to my blog! I think it's really cool that you've read my older posts. I do that to all the blogs I really like too! Just so you know, you never have to apologize for commenting even if a blog author doesn't know you.
      Do you have any good Christian Fantasy suggestions? I have a hard time finding books in that genre.
      Thanks for commenting this time! I seriously love comments. :) I think every author does.
      ~Sarah

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    2. Oh, good! I'm not the only one who does that, then.

      Have you read Anne Elisabeth Stengl's "Tales of Goldstone Wood"? Those are very good (Don't be scared away by her titles. The only reason that my sister picked up her first book, "Heartless," is because of the picture on the front of it. I am very glad she did, for the book is anything but Heartless.)
      Bryan Davis's "Echoes From the Edge" series, and "Dragons in Our Midst/Oracles of Fire/Children of the Bard" is very good. The last ones are three series's that tell the continued story of the same people. Children of the Bard has not been completed yet, but what he has written is good (if perhaps a bit darker than his previous books.) N.D Wilson's "100 Cupboards" series is very good, though I'm not entirely sure what his theology is. It's somewhat hard to tell with him.

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    3. I second Anne Elizabeth's and Bryan's series. Amazing writers, both of them. I also highly recommend the Makilien trilogy by Molly Evangeline, The Acrean Conquest by Nicole Sager, Books of the Infinite by R.J. Larson (I've only read the first book, found it free on Kindle, but it's amazing), and I know there are more great ones out there ... but I can't call them off the top of my head. Oh, Prophecy of Atlantis by Susan Weakly. I think it's free on kindle right now)

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  5. 1. I have almost 85 followers, but each post only gets 2 or 3 comments. So how often do you read my posts? I'd just like to know. Do you read most Mondays? Thursdays? Both? Only when the title is interesting?

    I read all of your posts, but I rarely ever comment, just because I'm not too good at writing comments.

    2. Are you just a lover of books or a writer as well?

    I am both a lover of books and a writer.

    3. If you are a writer, what do you like to write? Fantasy, poetry, a little bit of everything?

    I write fantasy, tinged with a bit of everything.

    4. How much have you written? Two first drafts, one carefully revised novel, what?

    I've written several short stories, four finished drafts, and I'm currently working on a novel, coupled with the writing assignments for my school work.

    5. How long have you been writing?

    Well, I've been writing "stories" since I was six or seven. Those stories consisted of lots of pictures, lots of bad grammar, and a few words. When I was about ten, I started taking my writing more seriously, and I embarked on a journey known as my first real book. I completed the book when I was eleven, toyed with the idea of getting it published, then set it on my shelf of finished, but unworthy of publication stories. NaNoWriMo of 2012, I wrote the first book in my Chronicles of Alleure, and then over the time between NaNoWriMo of 2012 and NaNoWriMo of 2013, I wrote the second book in the series, which I completed in either August or September of 2013. For NaNoWriMo of 2013, I wrote the final book in the series, but I purposefully left some threads untied because I planned to write a sequel. Once I started the sequel, I found that it was going to develop into a sequel series. Since then, I've been steadily writing down ideas for the series while penning the first book.

    6. What type of blog posts do you find interesting?

    Most everything. :)

    7. Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of on Inklined?

    I rather like it as it is.

    8. Do you read books similar to what you write?

    Yes. I read mostly fantasy, which is what I write, but sometimes I read sci-fi, and I really enjoy historical fiction.

    9. Are you a teenager?

    I'll be a teenager in April of 2014. :)

    -Ryebrynn

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    1. I struggle with comments sometimes too. But just so you know, I think comments that are just, "I liked this post," make most blog authors feel appreciated.
      Thanks for reading and commenting!
      ~Sarah

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  6. 1. I read most of your posts.
    2. I'm both a writer and book lover.
    3. I like to write a lot of things, but mostly historical fiction and contemporary suspense. I occasionally write poetry.
    4. I've written two first drafts.
    5. I've been writing since I was very young, but only became serious about a year ago.
    6. I like posts on writing, books, life in general, inspiration…whatever. If it's interesting, I'll read it ;)
    7. Not really.
    8. Yes.
    9. I read mostly historical romance, YA contemporary, and dystopians.
    10. Yes.

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    1. I think it's really interesting how a lot of people starting writing really young. It was the opposite for me. I wrote a few novel openings, but that was about it until seventh grade when I wrote a book for a creative writing class I was taking. Then I got really serious really fast.
      Thanks for reading!
      ~Sarah

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  7. 1. I have almost 85 followers, but each post only gets 2 or 3 comments. So how often do you read my posts? I'd just like to know. Do you read most Mondays? Thursdays? Both? Only when the title is interesting?
    I pretty much read most if not all of your posts, but sometimes it takes a while for me to get to them, even though I get on the computer every day. Sometimes I don't read them if I feel like it doesn't apply to me or if it's not interesting, but that's how it is for pretty much everyone I think.

    2. Are you just a lover of books or a writer as well?
    I'm both. (:
    3. If you are a writer, what do you like to write? Fantasy, poetry, a little bit of everything?
    I love fantasy/fairy tales/mystery the most. I write a little poetry now and then, and sometimes short stories.
    4. How much have you written? Two first drafts, one carefully revised novel, what?
    One first draft of about fifty thousand words, and one not-yet-finished draft of 50 thousand words, and a ton of half-written ideas. And a few poems and one short story or two.
    5. How long have you been writing?
    I've been making up stories since before I could write well, about when I was five or six.
    6. What type of blog posts do you find interesting?
    Anything to do with good books, or writing in general, or fairy tales, or wisdom.
    7. Is there anything you'd like to see more or less of on Inklined?
    It depends on what your passions are. What are you passionate about? What stands out to you in fairy tales? What are your favorite fairy tales?
    8. Do you read books similar to what you write?
    Yep.
    9. If not, what are some book genres and common themes you like to read?
    I like historical fiction, mysteries, classics, and pretty much a little of everything else.
    10. Are you a teenager?
    Yep, I'm 16. (:

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  8. 1. I follow a lot of blogs, and I don't always have time to read all of them. If a title intrigues me, I'll probably read your post, and if I have opinion that I feel comfortable in stating, then I'll comment. If you comment on and follow my blog, I'd be more likely to comment on your blog.
    2. I read and write as often as I can.
    3. I mostly write fantasy novels and short stories, but I do dabble in other genres, and I sometimes write the odd play.
    4. Honestly, I have no idea. I have four self-published books, and five or six plays that I wrote for church that were performed, two or three completed rough drafts that I need to rewrite so I can publish them, three movie-length scripts that were never performed, and two or three dozen stories and novels in various stages of not completed.
    5. Ever since I could hold a pencil, but I wasn't serious about it until I 2005 after the first of the new Narnia movies came out and I was disappointed in it and decided that I could do a much better job of converting the story for the silver screen.
    6. Posts that have interesting titles/pictures, and opening phrases as I scroll down through my blogger home page. If you're one of my favorite blogs, I'll almost certainly read your post, but otherwise, you have about a fifty percent chance.
    7. Can't say anything for certain. Keep up the good work!
    8. I do mostly read fantasy, specifically Christian allegory and fairy tale retellings, which are the two subgenres I usually write in.
    9. I'm an older teen. I've got little more than a year left before I enter my twenties. Scary thought ...

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  9. I'm not technically a 'follower', though I do read your blog a lot!

    1. I read them all the time!
    2. I love books, and I write, so... Both!
    3. Fantasy, historical, some sci-fi (Dystopian, usually.)
    4. Two (terrible) novels and much more!
    5. Since I was... Seven, maybe? I can't remember when I started.
    6. All kinds!
    7. Nope. You have an awesome blog!
    8. Always. Though I do read some other things.
    9. I do like to read a good dystopian, and some normal novels are pretty good.
    10. Yes! I am a proud fifteen-year-old XD

    Anyways, keep up the good work!

    Tabby (http://tabbys-corner.blogspot.com/)

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  10. 1. I read most of your posts, but I get them by emails so I only comment if I have a question or if I really want to say something.
    2. I'm a reader and a writer.
    3. As of write now, I pretty much just write fantasy. But that could change.
    4. I'm partway through my first draft of my first novel.
    5. Since I was 5, but I've written on and off and never actually finished anything.
    6. Book reviews, writing advice, literary rants and the like, and even just philosophical ideas.
    7. Not that comes to mind.
    8. I do read quite a bit of fantasy, but I also read historical fiction, dystopian, and some sci-fi and literary fiction. Probably about 50% of the books I read are in my genre.
    10. Yep. :D

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  11. 1. I skim them most of the time - if it's something related to me (for example, not NaNoWriMo this year since I didn't do it, but that applied last year when I did) or if I have some extra time on my hands I'll go back and actually read it.
    2. Both! :)
    3. Contemporary YA fiction. Some of it Christian, some of it urban fantasy, some of it dystopian.
    4. Well, I have one book shelved, one book coming out, and two books finished. So four complete works. Plus two plays and one half-finished book.
    5. Since about fourth grade - but only seriously since ninth grade, so about three and a half years.
    6. Um. Ones with pictures? And/or GIFs? Which is sort of hypocritical of me, now that I think about it. I don't use GIFs at all, and I don't use as many photos as I'd like.
    7. I'd actually like it if you'd replace a few of your frequent about-writing posts and talk about something going on in modern culture - like the newest hit movie (Catching Fire), or a weird trend (twerking), or something gone viral (singing foxes, anyone?) Not that your posts need to be positive - I only like one of the three examples I just gave, and it doesn't involve singing or odd dancing - but just to talk about your opinions on stuff going on.
    8/9. I read almost anything YA, and sometimes adult Christian fiction.
    10. Yes!

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    1. I have been thinking more and more about doing some personal opinion posts, but I'm worried about running off too many "writer-only" readers. After reading all these comments, though, I think I'm going to do a few more 'thoughts' instead of strictly writing related posts.
      Thanks for reading!
      ~Sarah

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  12. 1. I read most of them, although when I'm busy I'm more likely to skip the ones with topics that probably don't apply to me as much.

    2. Writer as well.

    3. I write a little bit of everything.

    4. I've got five novels complete (three of which I've actually taken a red pen to) and I'm currently working on the first draft of my sixth. Outside of that, I've co-written a novella with a friend, and written countless non-novel things (LOTS of short stories, due to school).

    5. For longer than I can remember.

    6. I love writing tips.

    7. Not that I can think of.

    8. Yup. So lots of action-y YA.

    9. Outside of action-y YA, I also read a lot of contemporary YA and MG.

    10. Ish? I'm nineteen, so I consider myself still a teenager, but most people don't.

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  13. 1. I read most that apply to what interests me.
    2. Writer and reader.
    3. Everything.
    4. I've got 5 complete.
    5. All my life.
    6. Writing tips and personalities behind authors.
    7. No.
    8. Yes. I read all genres.
    9. No.

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