Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Blogiversary Month: Treasure Hunt Tag

This month marks the one-year anniversary of Yesternight's Voyage. Thanks for reading and sharing your comments and experiences.

To kick-off the festivities (there will be more than one special feature this month) I'd like to begin with a game of Speculative Blog Tag.

The rules are as follows:
1) Answer the questions on your own blog.
2) Tag three other speculative fiction blog writers to participate.
3) Each participant needs to link their blogpost with their answers back to Yesternight's Voyage.
4) Leave a comment in the original post (on Yesternight's Voyage) as to why you love, write, or read speculative fiction and a link to your blog.
5) Stay tuned to Yesternight's Voyage this month for a mad treasure hunt (later on) that will connect all the participating blogs.
6) Make sure you post these rules on your blog when participating.
7) Please note that the blogging part of the treasure hunt will only run between March 6th - 19th. So have your answers posted by then. If you are posting your answers on the 18th or 19th, don't worry about tagging anyone new.

Feel up to a little tricky fun?

Here we go!

1) Who are your favorite speculative fiction writers?

2) Write a two or three sentence writing prompt to inspire your readers today. (Encourage them to post their responses in your comments section.)

3) List three favorite industry blogs/websites that you've found helpful.

4) Give us the low-down on your main character (or one of your main characters) in the story you're working on right now, regardless if it's finished or not. Describe his/her personality, situation, and what his/her biggest problem/obstacle is.

5) What are your favorite speculative fiction movies from the last five years?

6) If you were suddenly thrown into another world where magic existed, what is something from the real world you'd want to take with you? (Limitations apply on energy sources and such.)

7) List the first type of these things you think of:
a) color:
b) number:
c) made-up name:
d) an adjective:

So to get things going, I'm going to tag the following three bloggers:
1) Dean C. Rich
2) Dawn G. Sparrow
3) E.F. Jace

You'll get my answers to the questions when I launch the treasure hunt. Good luck and have fun with it!

Everyone else, keep checking back whether you blog or not. Everyone can participate in the treasure hunt part.


  1. So many rules!

    Okay this is why I write speculative Fiction:


    I know I cheated, but I already gave such a good answer on your blog :-)

    Anyway jump back to my blog for my answers http://deanswritingtime.blogspot.com/

  2. Happy anniversary, Clipper!
    I hope it's been as much fun for you as it has for me~


    1. And because I failed to answer your question-- I honestly don't know. Non-genre stuff doesn't really speak to me; unless it's really good, I don't like reading it and I've learned from experience that I can't write it without a knife at my throat. I guess I like other worlds too much? Or the situations that arise out of unique rules?

      The long and short of it is, I don't know.

  3. Why do I love, write, and read Speculative Fiction?

    That's easy. No other group of genres I can think of, and SF covers a lot, has the freedom of imagination that SF provides a cover for.

    The challenge, which I also love, is making the implausible, plausible. When you can get a reader to accept the possibility of the impossible, then you have accomplished something.

  4. Oh, and by the way, my answers are here: http://pburton50.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/yesternights-sf-tag/

  5. I write speculative fiction because the real world is dreary. I love to escape into fantasy and creating my own rules which is the best part about writing.

    My answers will be here. http://michelle4laughs.blogspot.com/

  6. Here be my answers: http://efjace.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/saturday-ruminations-blog-tag/

    I write Speculative Fiction because it feels natural. Reality and I have never really gotten along and SpecFic is where my heart (and mind) truly resides.

  7. I write speculative because my imagination is totally out of control. XD Every time I try and write something realistic, my brain is like "BUT WHAT IF THEY LIVED IN A PLANET FAR AWAY WHERE EVERYTHING WAS BLUE?!" or "BUT WHAT IF EVERY TIME THEY THOUGHT ABOUT BUTTER IT RAINED?!"


    Linky - http://themightyjungle.blogspot.com/2012/03/specfic-tag.html