The Really You!

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The Really You!

Season 1 – Game 18

Question Fun Directory

What is or who is The Really You? No, really, as in really you? Who are you really? That’s basically what this game is about – who are you – who is – the really you!

Every week – just three questions – about you to tell us!

What are you reading then?

Currently l am reading from a wide arena of genre … l  have just started Bettina’s Bonus authored by our very own Paula of Light Motifs II [which is excellent BTW], The Dastardly Book For Dogs by Rex and Sparky, Veg in one Bed by Huw Richards, General Book of Ignorance by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson [which l tend to use as a go to for the series RIDDIKKY – 15 Ninths and 31 Shades Of …. , The Million Dollar Blog by Natasha Courtenay – Smith, Choose Yourself by James Altucher, Blogging the Essential Guide by Antonia Chitty and Erica Douglas and How to Make a Wildlife Garden by Chris Baines – all the aforementioned are being read for various reasons mostly currently my reading is for research of series and posts and improvement and my night reading is Paula’s book and my light reading is Dastardly Dogs.

In addition to that, l read blogs although l tend to only read blogs on dedicated ‘reading blog days’ in order to fit everything else in with my life, especially with the gardening season starting and the awful weather we have been experiencing and delaying everything. By allocating 2-3 days per week only aimed at ‘defined blogger reading’ – l have found that much easier for me, but of course it also means l am always behind.

I have a new series starting in the next six weeks or so called “What Are You Reading Then?‘ which is going to be a Book Review series. I also have another series aimed at the movies called Find Me A Film!

Additionally l have two new word games commencing in the summer called 12 Bloggerz and “Squiggiddily Journal’s IIIJ’s!” [the latter being a Cosplay/Steampunk Flash Fiction word Game] This particular post is also on the last of the season and so a new Question Game will be starting soon.

What prompts you to respond to prompts?

I suppose something has to catch my attention sufficiently or grab my mind’s eye in such a way that the temptation to walk away and leave it is denied. I love the challenge of certain things – the right image can really arouse  my imagination and sometimes awaken lost scents of yesterday, so if l can remember and associate a smell with a prompt l will respond.

But equally many a time l love words, the way they write and the way they sound when spoken with different accents and dialects and many a time if l am writing fiction, l am speaking in the dialect l want the story to undertake and get into the role play aspect of my own story.

Word Prompts l love doing, but l find it very difficult to only work with a single word so l tend to then gather the words up as you will have seen and present as one post.

Generally, l will usually respond to prompts when they offer me 8 key elements and spark and excite my brain: Imagination, creative juice, questioning, wordery, imagery, actual challenge, diversity and eclectism.

The images have to speak to me there and then because if they don’t l’ll not sit on them  hoping they spark something at a later date – l just walk away. The other factor for me especially is Time Allocation – l tend to spend quality time creating unique pieces in response to prompts offered by fellow bloggers and try every time to award something different to the last prompt response post and that takes time and more so if the response is to be detailed – love detail. For me detail can be delivered with an image, music or just words.

What is your favoured style of writing genre?

I guess my main writing genre is non-fiction and reality fiction, ‘tall tale fiction’, rhyming poetry, autobiography, creative non-fiction and when l am motivated erotica and self help and improvements. Diversity, biodiversity, perversity and entertainment and  eclectism are really my main forte’s. Basically quirky, off the wall and abstract is me.

So there we go folks!

Three basic The Really You questions for you …

… now it’s your turn!

If you create a post with your answer please do remember to add a ping back to this post – l am currently not getting all the links and so sometimes l never see your responses, so a manual link in the comments also helps out – Cheers Rory

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11 thoughts on “The Really You!

  1. Cool! I’m answering in your comments’ section for ease of your receiving my comment AND ease for me to answer and send it to you! 🙂
    What Am I Reading? Currently I have four e-books and one paperback in the ‘queue’. The paperback is “Desert Solitaire” by Edward Abbey. It’s about the Utah Canyonlands and his (Abbey’s) journal from his time there as a park ranger during the late 1960s. The parks he worked at bear little resemblance to what they are today (for the worse IMHO) and I’m always a little bit sad because I’ll never get to see what he saw – except through his words. So I read that book often. The e-books are the 2nd in the “Gunnie Rose” series by Charlaine Harris, an e-book by a blogger on here who has journaled her travels with her dog around the Western United States; one Gothic Mystery (third in the series), and ‘1922’ by Stephen King. Yeah. A full schedule.
    What Prompts Me…? Interest in the prompt. I like most blogging challenges (prompts), but I don’t have the time to do a lot of them and this past Winter has found me with a couple of new health issues – one is probably chronic fatigue syndrome; so I’m often too tired to write very much. But you, Sir Rory, always get my interest in doing a prompt! 🙂
    Favored Writing Style? Fiction. Humorous fiction. I sometimes don’t start out to write something funny, but it usually turns out with a humorous bent. Fiction is my true metier though.

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