Triple Tag Time!

Hello, everyone!

I have been tagged for several different tags in the past couple of months by several lovely people. However, like I mentioned before, I won't be doing all of the tags that I may get nominated for in the future. Please know that I do appreciate being tagged, and I will still be doing tags, just not very often. =)

However, today I have three tags that I decided to do...hence the title. I know that I was tagged for all of these last month, but hopefully you can still enjoy reading this month! xD

On to the tags!

> The Ultimate Writer Tag from Allie

> Link back to the writer who tagged you (Thank you, Allie!)
  > Answer all of the questions, including the "Ultimate Writer Question".
> Make up your own "Ultimate Writer Question".
>  Tag as many writers as you'd like.

01. When did you first begin writing? I was about seven when I wrote my first real "story". However, it wasn't until recently that I begun writing longer pieces (such as a novel).

02. What are the best things (pros) about writing? One of my favorite things about writing is the way that writing allows you to express feelings and ideas to others in a way that not much else can. And the way that writing  can impact people is amazing, if you use it in the right way!

03. What are the worst things (cons) about writing?  To me, the worst thing about writing is when you know what you're trying to express, to put down on paper, and the right words just won't come! 

04. What is your favorite thing to write? (novels, stories, poems, etc.)  I like writing short stories and poems the best, although I occasionally write other things. 

05. What is your favorite genre of writing? Historical Fiction or Contemporary. I also like a little fantasy, but I really haven't written much in that genre up to now. 

06. What are your favorite writing resources?  WordHippo is great for finding new, unusual, or rhyming words. I also am excited to try NaNoWriMo for the first time this year!

07. Do you like writing in guy’s POV or girl’s POV?  A girls' POV most of the time, since it's the easiest for me to write. 

08. What is your favorite music to listen to while writing?  I normally only listen to Christian music anyway, so I don't have a particular favorite. In fact, sometimes I like writing in quiet better. xD  

09. What are your favorite writing snacks?  Chocolate, smoothies, or something crunchy, like chips. Although I don't really eat while I write, those are nice for breaks. 

10. What is your favorite place to write? I actually hardly ever write at my desk... it's usually on my bed, when it's quiet.  

11. What is your favorite time to write? At what time do you write the best?  I prefer to write at night, normally. Since I'm a night person, it comes naturally to me, and I do think I write better at night most of the time!

12. What are your favorite famous authors/writers? Some of my favorite authors include L.M. Montgomery, C.S. Lewis, and Martha Finley. You can decide if they're famous or not. :D

13. What/who inspires you to keep writing?  Jesus, my friends and blogger friends, and my family. 

14. How do you find inspiration?  Where do you find inspiration? I would have to say that I find inspiration for writing in very unusual places. Most of the time, I can't even remember where certain of my ideas came from. But I do know that I get a lot of inspiration from reading. 

15. Who are your writing buddies? Although it's sad to admit, I've never yet had a writing buddy that I actually *write* with! But it sounds like a great idea, so I need to find one. :)

 ALLIE'S ULTIMATE WRITER QUESTIONWhat is your best advice for editing your novels or stories? I'm not sure if I should be answering this, since I've not yet edited a novel. But when the time comes, I highly suspect that I will be clinging to the advice to NEVER GIVE UP!

 MY ULTIMATE WRITER QUESTION: What do you do when you're ready to just give up on your WIP because of writer's block?

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> The Liebster Award [2] from Julia

{There were no rules included in Julia's post, so I'll just skip it as well}

01. If someone handed you a puppy, what would you do?  Probably pet it, then give it to one of my little brothers. 

02. Would you rather camp in a tent with nothing for a month, or be snowed in a log cabin with everything for 4 months? Yikes! I'd prefer neither, but if  I had to pick, I would definitely take the log cabin. I like camping, but not that much. And not without necessities. xD 

03. Your most used word? (i.e. dude. yo. bro. huh. uh. whatevs) Definitely "like". I say it way to much. 

04. If you HAD to move and got to choose the place, where would you go? I have no idea, so I think I'll move on...lol...

05. Are you involved in any Instagram group chats? If so, include a short and utterly goofy snippet.  I'm not on Instagram, so no.

06. Would you rather have poison ivy or chicken pox? Poison ivy (although why must you ask such questions, Julia?!)  

07. What do you do when you're nervous?  Twist my hair, which is a rather unfortunate habit to have.  In fact, I do it all the time, whether I'm nervous or not.

08. Do you write poetry? If so, include a poem. Yes, I do like write poetry. And yes, I'll include a poem, since I must. It's not one of my best, but it's pretty short. 

It takes a while
For our prayers to seem to work
We see it
From our narrow viewpoints
And not from God's
Who sees it perfectly
Much better than we do
When we're tempted 
To give up
To give in
To anger
And hate
And bitterness
We should remember
How narrow
Our viewpoint really is
And how His plans
Are so much better
Than ours 

09. Can you remember passwords??  Most of the time. Unless I get too creative, which I try not to do.

10. What are you looking forward to right now?  Several things, really, but one of the first ones would be cool weather for fall!

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Whoever would like to do this! Julia's questions are really good, so I'll just go with those.

> The Music Tag from Jessica 

 > Thank the person who tagged you (Thanks again, Jessica!)
> Answer the questions.
> Tag others.
> Add your own question to the tag for your nominees to answer.
> Include the rules in your post.

01. Do you play any instruments? I've played the piano for about  7 years (although I've gotten rather rusty lately!), and am learning to play the violin, which I really enjoy. 

02. What is your favorite music genre? I like a lot of different genres, really. Classical music and old hymns, as well as some modern Christian music. I suppose it's better to ask which genres I don't like! And yes, I do normally only listen to Christian music. Just a personal thing. ;)

03. Is there a music genre you absolutely cannot stand?  I don't like rap (even Christian rap... sorry!), or hard rock, etc.

04. What is your favorite way to listen to music? (CD, vinyl, MP3, radio, etc)  I usually listen to music either on the radio, on a CD, or on my iPod. 

05. What/who are your three favorite bands/singers?  Three? Well, I don't think I can narrow it down that much, since I tend to like certain songs from a lot of different bands more than just certain bands themselves. But a few that I do enjoy include Casting Crowns, Matthew West, Francesca  Battistelli, Chris Tomlin, MercyMe....

06. What are your three favorite chords? Interesting question! I like C major on the piano, just because it's basic and easy and soft. Besides that, I'm not sure if  I have any favorites...

 JESSICA'S QUESTION: What do you think is the purpose of music? What a great question! I think that music has a lot of valuable uses, include uplifting and enhancing our lives, for our pleasure and enjoyment, for worship, and a lot more. 

MY QUESTION: How has a certain piece of music influenced your life?

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I hope you were not too swamped by three tags in one post!  I'd love to hear your answers to some of these questions, so if you want, pick your favorite question (or two) from the tags, and answer it in the comments. :)

Thanks for reading, and have a lovely weekend!


  1. Thank you for doing the Ultimate Writer Tag!!!! I loved your answers! :)

    With love and all joy,
    Allie D.

    1. Thank YOU for nominating me, Allie! It was fun. :)

  2. Love these tags! How fun. :) Tags are always fun to read. :)

    1. Thanks, Hannah! Tags are always fun to do and read. =)

  3. Ooh, I liked the ultimate writing tag. X)

    1. It was a really fun tag! Feel free to do it if you would like to- I wasn't sure if you do tags or not. If you do, I'd love to see! ;)

    2. I've never done a tag before. I was actually tagged for the first time recently and am planning to do it next Tuesday. I'm trying to work out the pros and cons of tag posts. I think they're great for building community. On the other hand, I understand from blogging friends who *do* do tags that they can take the place of deeper-value content. Having no first-hand experience, I'm not in the position to make the best decision, but I'm thinking the key is moderation...? Your thoughts? Why are you doing less tags, now? :)

    3. Ooh, how fun! :) I totally agree- the key is moderation. Tags are super fun, and a great way to shake up your posts a little. However, if you only do tag posts with very few "real" posts, then they're taking the place of better posts, like you said. Since I was getting tagged for a lot of different things, I decided to just select a few of my favorites to do every so often, instead of them totally replacing other things on my blog! Hopefully the balance is okay. :)

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and I look forward to reading some of your tags in the future! =)

    4. Thanks for your perspective, Emily. xx

  4. LOVE that poem you posted, Emily - it's so pretty! Great job *highfive*.

    ~ Savannah

  5. Thanks for letting us get to know a little more about you, Emily. :)

    Love in Christ,
    creating precious,omens.blogspot.com

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed reading, Ashley! :)

  6. I really enjoyed reading all of your answers, Emily! :)
    We have some stuff in common. I play the violin too, although I might've mentioned that before. ;) I don't like rap music either, or hard rock. :)
    Thanks for tagging me for the writing tag, but I think I'll have to pass. Just because I'm not really a writer, so I couldn't really answer them. ;) But I appreciate it! :D

    1. Thank you, Rebekah! That's neat that you play violin too.

      Sure! I wasn't sure if you liked to write or not, so please don't feel like you have to do it. ;) With so many writing tags, it seems like every other writer has already done them all!


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