Friday, 26 June 2015

The 'Read Me, Write Me' Tag.

Once upon a time, on a wonderful site called Wattpad, I discovered a little author by the name of Alexandra Corinth. She had just finished a novel called The Stories We Tell at the time, and I fell absolutely in love with it - so much so that I instantly followed her on Wattpad, Facebook, her blog. One thing led to another, and we became buddies. 

You should check her out. She's amazing. 

So today she posted a new blog entry: The 'Read Me, Write Me' Tag! (Original) Being the procrastinator that I am, I clicked on it the moment I saw it. And now here I am, about to complete the questions she set out. 

Give her blog a read, follow her if you love her as much as I do, and complete these questions yourself! 


First favourite book?  

I feel like everybody already knows that I'm a Harry Potter fan - that J.K. Rowling got me into both read and writing, so I owe her my life. So it's obvious that Harry was one of my first favourite reads. But if I'm truthful, the first book I remember falling in love with was Northern Lights by Philip Pullman. These days it's better known as The Golden Compass. If you only watched the movie, I pity you - it was the worst book-to-film adaptation I have ever seen. So grab yourself the trilogy (His Dark Materials), give it a read, and cry your heart out like I did. I still love it. 

Favourite recent read? 

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and its sequel Hollow City, by Ransom Riggs. These books are just...stunning. And even better, they contain strange old photographs in them! And if you know me, you know I love weird, crazy, deranged old photographs! And Tim Burton is directing the movie, so what's to hate? 

Number one on your TBR? 

Off the top of my head... Samael by Heather Killough-Walden, and Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer. 

Where do you read? 

Everywhere! At home, at work, on the bus, in bed. When a book really grabs me, there's no putting it down.

Favourite coffee? 

I actually hate coffee. I know, I know - I fail as a writer, right? In my defense, I don't drink anything that's hot. It makes me feel ill. So no coffee, no tea. Not even hot chocolate. Sad face. I even have trouble with soup! (Iced coffee is also gross.)


English Breakfast! (Weren't expecting that, were you?) Only because I love the way it stains paper when I'm being crafty.

Favourite brand of pen? 

Another failure as a writer - I'm not really a pen snob. My favourite pen is whatever working one I happen to have on me at the time. And generally they're just cheap ones. But I suppose Papermate are pretty good.

Favourite journal? 

Mm... I have a lot, but I think my favourites might be a trio wrapped in grey cotton-like covers. They have, of course, not even been removed from their packaging!

What device do you most often write with? 

Lately, my iPad Mini. I bought a little keyboard to go with it, and it's been following me to work while I've been attempting to get some writing done. Because sometimes all you need is a change of scenery to get the creativity flowing, right?

What is the plot of the first piece of fiction you wrote? 

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! The first piece of fiction I wrote was a Marauders fan fiction that had absolutely no plot. It was crazy. Um...

The first piece of fiction I wrote that had a sort-of plot was my first posted-online fan fiction, Harry Potter and the Secretive Sixth Year. (If you're one of the few people who read it: I am so, so sorry.) Basically, I was your typical first-timer: I gave Harry (and Draco!) a twin, gave Voldemort a son, gave Lupin a daughter, gave them magical powers, had Harry stumble across them, and had them get into trouble - all whilst trying to locate something called the Crystal of Entity, whose purpose I can no longer remember. 

The first piece of original fiction I wrote was a story called Masquerade, based off of a short story I wrote for school. It had waaaay too many characters to keep up with, but I still sort of like its plot: it followed a group of rebels (the Masquerade) in a world where music, literature, emotion, etc. are outlawed. The Masquerade were working against a group called the Elite, who were basically the government - they controlled everything. It wasn't a great story, a lot of people died, but I had fun writing it. And one day, I plan on revisiting it (and fixing up that God-awful plot). 

Who do you want to do the tag? 

Probably the only two semi-regular readers that I have: Shanelle and Sandy. If any of my other writerly friends happens to read this - consider yourselves tagged. 


  1. You know, I have never read HIS DARK MATERIALS, despite owning 1.66 sets of the trilogy. Moving it up my TBR now! And I do hope you revisit MASQUERADE--it sounds fascinating! If you need a reader, I'd be happy to help : )

    Finally, I am so glad that we met on Wattpad, sweet lady! You have been a real friend over the years, and I am so grateful for you. I can't wait to meet you properly!

    1. Definitely put it on the TBR! It's such an amazing trilogy. It's actually on my list of To-Be-RE-Read. XD And I will definitely revisit Masquerade. I've attempted it twice already, but it didn't work out. It's just a matter of picking it up at the right time, and working out a way to fix the plot.

      One day I'm just going to show up at one of your author events and be like, "So, hey. You might know me from that lovely orange world on the Internet." =P

  2. I would totally read that Harry Potter fan fiction of yours if you'd read mine. xD Lord was it ATROCIOUS. lmao. I really enjoyed doing this bad boy, btw. :D

    On a side note, I wish your commenting thing recognized my personal wordpress. *sniffles* or at least let me put urls in. How silly of it.