Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tip Tagged Tuesday

Rather than give you guys another tip, I'm taking a break (like I suggested last week). Instead, I've been tagged by Fred Warren in some sort of blog-hopping question thing. Here are the rules:

The Tag rules: 1. You must post the rules! 2. Answer the questions and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged. 3. Tag seven (because it’s a magical number) people and link to them. 4. Let them know you’ve tagged them.
So here we go. The eleven questions that Fred asked me:

1. Ginger, or Mary Ann? (For the ladies: Archie, or Jughead?)
Ginger, although when I told my wife my answer, she was surprised. I have no idea why. But if I have to choose, I'd pick Ginger.

2. Justify your existence in fifty words or less.
I am a baptized child of God. There. I did it in five words.

3. Name your favorite Doctor.
The holographic one. Wait, we're not talking about Star Trek, are we? I've never watched Doctor Who.
4. Share one item from your bucket list.

Take special trips with my sons. A few years ago, my wife and I were in Australia and we met a father and son duo who had been taking special vacations together for years. Their goal was to hit every continent. While I'm not that ambitious, I'd like to at least take one trip with each of my boys, just the two of us.
5. If your writing was a dessert, what sort of dessert would it be?

I have no idea. A good one?

6. State your position on extraterrestrial life, sasquatch, or Atlantis. Your choice.
My position on extraterrestrial life is this: there's nothing in Scripture that precludes alien life and the universe is a vast place. There could easily be alien life out there. As for Bigfoot and Atlantis, no way.

7. Name an author you simultaneously admire and detest. If you can provide a rationale, so much the better.
Dan Brown. I admire the fact that he somehow managed to sneak onto the bestseller list. I detest him because his craft is weak and his "research" is non-existent.

8. What most inspires you to write?
My wife. At least, that's what she tells me. In reality, it's because a story will take up residence in my brain and won't get out. Plus, I've always wanted to be an author for as long as I can remember.

9. Name the entree of your last restaurant meal.
Fast food or otherwise? If not fast food, then a dozen mild Buffalo wings and a regular order of "Buffalo Chips." Not that kind. Gross.

10. Offer a memorable quote from one of your novels, short stories, essays, or blog posts.
Boy, that's a tough question.  What's memorable for me won't necessarily be one for readers. And nothing is leaping immediately to mind. Sorry.

11. What’s the next book on your “to read” list?
Cinder by Marissa Meyer.

Okay, so now I'm supposed to pick . . . seven other bloggers? Really? No way. Instead, I'm going to do like Fred and only pick three: Jill Williamson, Christian Miles, and Jacob Parker.

And eleven more questions? My goodness. Let's see here:

1) What is your name?
2) What is your quest?
3) What is your favorite color?
4) What one writer would you want to "sit at the feet of," either living or dead?
5) What unusual writing habits have you developed over your career?
6) Star Wars or Star Trek?
7) If you could include on fictional character you didn't create in a story, who would it be and why?
8) What was the last book that you read simply for enjoyment?
9) Who is your favorite musician?
10)  What's the next movie you're looking forward to seeing/
11) Be honest: did you recognize the first three questions?


Fred Warren said...

Nice job, John. As to the Doctor, I purposely left it ambiguous, though I was half expecting your answer for that one to be Martin Luther. :)

Can't argue with the E.M.H., though.

Robynn Tolbert said...

Recognized the first 3, laughed and repeated them in a silly accent.
Nicely done!

Anonymous said...

Isn't that 6 words?