@ Paisley: Awesome questions!
@ Kate: Really great answers!
Okay, here are my answers!
1. My writing schedule would probably look like the status of a blog that is rarely looked at! :P Then further down the status you'll see some more ups than downs, but then it goes back to mostly downs or tiny hills. :) I have a hard time sticking to a schedule (as most of you probably know by now!) It's better if I write when inspiration flows the most. Some times that can be everyday, other times it could just be once a month.
2. My most favorite reading genre is historical fiction! Especially if it is in the Scottish covenanters time (cheers for William Wallace anyone?), persecuted Christians in Rome, or the American revolution! :)
3. Oh boy, that's hard! I have lots of books that I return to for a fun read! Honestly, I can't answer this one! Good question though!
Thanks Paisley for submitting questions! And I agree with Kate, let us hear your answers to these questions! :)
Yes, Paisley, tell us! : )
Great answers, Holly! Wow, it's sounds like we're both in the same boat as far as schedules go. It's good to know I'm not alone. ; )
Yes! I'm finding out that a lot of authors have similar qualities! :)
1. Wow Holly! That is quite the answer! You almost had me lost, but I think I managed to hang on! :D But I completely understand what you meant. :)
2. I like all of the time periods, but haven't read much in them. :/
3. What!! You are not answering! :D That's okay, I suppose...
1) I honestly don't have one(sheepish grin). I just write when I have time and am pulled to do so.
2) Historical, fiction, really anything. :) I sometimes prefer true stories though.
3) Oh dear. Um, Titus, Comrade of the Cross is one. There are so many though.
Oh yes! Titus, Comrade of the Cross is AWESOME! Loved that lamplighter!
I like Stephen: A Soldier of the Cross! Have you read that one?
Okay here we go(beware this might be long).
Mine is probably the same as Faith's. Really it's whenever I can get to Faith's computer.
Really anything. I'll read anything I can my hands on.
Probably the Chronicles of Narnia. Or the Hidden Hand. I don't know why they named it that, it's not like someone cut off someone else's hand and hid it? Have you read that one Holly? If you've read the Lamplighters which I think you have.
I have not read that one yet, Liberty. Do ya think I could borrow it from your family? My favorite lamplighters that I have read are Titus, Comrade of the Cross and The Lost Clue.
Yes you may. I'll bring it to church.
Oh, I love the Chronicles of Narnia, Liberty!! Which book do you like best?
I like your answers, Liberty!!!! I totally agree with you on the Chronicles of Narnia! Which book in the series is your favorite?!
I haven't read the Hidden Hand.
Hey Paisley, great questions!
1) I don't force myself to write in a routine. Although if I did, it would be very hard to find time to write in my family! =)
I normally play the piano. I love playing and listening to "The Moonlight Sonata", which always ends up being a very sad story-- either a very dramatic love story, or a very mournful tale of two sisters… I do try to write often, but as I said, I don't have much time to do so. :'(
2) I have gotten into a little phase, and have been looking into a ton of historical fiction! I just read the book "From the Dark to the Dawn", by Alicia Willis, and LOVED the way it was in ANCIENT ROME! I have this weird thing with Rome and Greece. :)
Although I do love historical fiction, I have enjoyed many fantasy categorized novels. C. S. Lakin is one of the best authors I have read from! I love symbolism, especially Spiritual matters! Wars between Angels and Demons? I'm reading the book "Cloak of the Light" by Chuck black right now, and I'm loving it!!
I enjoy dramatic, long, written-by-a-christian-author, and well written novels with sound doctrine! :)
3) Paisley, you are a slayer. One is too little a number for all the books I love and read for fun! Ha ha!
I can only name so many, but I must say… Yeah, all my books are my favorite… wait… yeah. That's right. Have any of y'all heard of Elsie Dinsmore? It's a classic series by Martha Finely… they're really good. I'm not saying they're quite challenging reading, but they are still very well written.
I love the Gates of Heaven Series, From the Darkness to the Dawn, The Kingdom series and the Knights of Arrethrae, Anne of Green Gables, The Michael Vey books, and all the books that I can't name at the moment.
I apologize for such a looooong answer! But, I hope they are to your liking! These are great, Holly!!!
--Jazzy, A Daughter of the Prince of Peace <3
Forgive my answer… I'm a rambler!
Great answers Jazzy!
Yes I have heard of and own the Elsie Dinsmore series. Although the writing was good, I wasn't very impressed with the story. What did you think of them?
I LOVE "From the Dark to the Dawn!" That was the BEST book I have ever read! And of course, like you, I really like stories in the setting of Rome. Maybe it's because I have Italian blood in me! :P Thanks for sharing!
Wow, Holly!! I would love to buy those books, but they are so expensive! I thought she was a bit too perfect, but she's a good roll model and goal for girls! Which is your favorite book?
Haha, I couldn't let it go to let my brother read it!! It's close to my heart:) After reading some other books in Rome and Greece, it has been my lifetime dream to go there, along with the rest of the world! Wow! Italian blood? I'm full-Filipino but dream of going to Burma, Scotland, Greece, and New Zealand. Also the rest of the world…LOL
I really like your answers Jazzy! I definitely understand finding time to write! I have not read From the dark to Dawn, but it sounds really good! Sorry for saying ONE book...I didn't follow that in my answer either! :)
I have heard of the Elsie Dinsmore series, and although I have not read them, we own a different version of that series that is edited and slightly changed by Mission City Press. Have you heard of the series about Elsie's cousin, Millie Keith? It was originally called the Mildred Keith series, but Mission City Press edited it as well, and we own and have read the Millie Keith series, and it is one of my favorites! A friend of ours told me that she has read both versions, and preferred the newer one better because they worked more of a moral into it. That's my long thought on the Elsie Dinsmore series! Hope I didn't confuse you!
Great answers everyone! I am afraid that the only books mentioned that I have read was the Chronicles of Narnia! :( Very horrid, I know. ;) And here are my answers:
1. I don't really have a writing schedule, but I usually write when Bethany isn't writing on our family's iPad :D Kate, writing stuff down in a notebook when you think of it is a greAt idea! I'll have to start doing that.
2. Historical Fiction is definitely one of my favorite genres, although I do enjoy some fantasy.
3. Sorry for the awful question! I think that some of my favorite "curl up with a book" books are: the Young Underground series, the Promise of Zion series, and the Chronicles of Narnia series.
Those are my answers. :)
Not knowing about the books that we mentioned is not horrible! What are the Promise of Zion series?
The Promise of Zion series is written by Robert Elmer, and and is a sequel series to the Young Underground, which Robert Elmer also wrote. It mainly follows a young Polish Jew as he goes to Palestine after WWII and his experiences there. It is based off the true story of a man that Robert met in Israel. We haven't read the last book because we do not have it! Ahhhhh! It definitely left Bethany and I hanging! :)
Great answers, Paisley! (And everyone else too!!) Yes, I love putting notes in my notebook when I can't get to the computer. : )
My Mom got a very good deal on those books, especially since they are hard back. We might get rid of them, I'm not sure. I didn't have a favorite one really. I guess the ones later in the series are much better.
Oh wouldn't that be awesome to go to Scotland and New Zealand! I would love to go there too!
Ooo, where do you plan on giving them away?
I know! But I've dreamed of going to Greece for the longest… than a mission trip to Burma. :)
1. I write whenever I have a story idea and creativeness!
2. I like reading historical fiction probably the most!
3. Oh, hard question because there are many books I love!
Currently my dad is reading The City of Ember to me. It is very fun. I also very much enjoy The Chronicles of Narnia!!!! I would read all of the books over and over!!!!!!
I enjoy reading the Chronicles of Narnia too! Which one is your favorite? I personally like the Silver Chair, although I enjoy all of them!
Hard question, Paisley! I like them all pretty equally. :) I would say I like The Last Battle the best. The ending is sooo wonderful and happy because they all get to go live with Aslan. ;) I found The Silver Chair interesting also but it is a little darker than all the other books.
I have a love hate relationship with the Last Battle. :) I love the ending too, but hate Shift! He's awful, isn't he? I do like the symbolism C.S Lewis worked into that book. The Silver Chair is a little darker. My favorite character in that book is Puddleglum! The first time I read them was when our dad read them aloud to our family. He has great voices for all the characters, especially Aslan! Who are some of your favorite characters in the Narnia series Pearl?
Oh, yes, Shift is awful. The whole thing with Tash I think is gross but it doesn't really disturb me... And its sad in a way.
Puddleglum is funny!!!
My Dad reads all the Narnia books to each of us at night when we become old enough!! That's the first time I had ever read them. :) My dad is the all time best-reader-out-louder. (Is that a word?) Tirian is so respectful of Jill. He is always calling her 'Lady' and asking how she is. I like Tirian, Rillian, Lucy, Edmund. OK I guess I like pretty much all of the characters. Thanks for asking!
1. whenever I can .
2. any kind of fiction .
3. I don't have one.
Okay, Mikal, what are favorite books since you don't have just one? A Cry from Egypt or Baker Family series, maybe? ; )
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