Q is for Questions #AtoZChallenge (Also: Time for Y’all to Ask Questions!)

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge. This year I’m blogging about the Behind the Scenes for the Echoes Trilogy – a story a started writing about six years ago.

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If I could ask each character in Echoes a question, here’s the questions I would ask:

To King Dalan: How would you respond if you you found out that Princess Rylie was actually echoes?

To Queen Lena: Keeping Princess Rylie’s echoship a secret was a huge decision on your part. Do you ever wish you would have announced it to the public to see how King Dalan would respond?

To Princess Rylie: How does it feel to be a fake?

To Nicolette: How in the world would you ever respond if you did end up liking one of the suitors who comes around to try and impress Princess Rylie?

To Raquel: What would you do if you found out the truth about your mother?

To Teah: If you had a day to anonymously fill King Dalan’s ears with the truth, what would you tell him?

To Marina: Do you know your excessive chattering annoys the princesses?

To Mikalya: What was it like winning Teah’s trust? Was it a game to you, or did it feel serious the entire time?

To Uncle Izaac: Did you ever suspect the truth?

To Keagan: Which one is your favorite?

Oh. My. Goodness. As I was writing the question for one of the characters one of those nearly mind-blowing plot twists popped into my mind and legit made tears come to my eyes. I suppose this is really a fantastic way to brainstorm. My Echoes world is being rocked yet again, folks….



And, on the note of questions, I’ve decided to do a Q&A vlog!

So, that means y’all get to ask whatever questions your blessed heart desires. I’ve wanted to do a Q&A vlog for probably about four or five years now, so I’m looking forward to this a lot. *cue excitement*

You can ask questions about:

  • The Echoes trilogy
  • My writing
  • My life in general
  • My favorite books
  • My favorite writerly memories
  • How I get ideas for blogging….
  • Or pretty much anything else under the sun.

So please, ask away!

38 thoughts on “Q is for Questions #AtoZChallenge (Also: Time for Y’all to Ask Questions!)

    • Lydia Howe says:

      Haha, that’s a great question! If you mean the answers to the questions I asked the characters? No, because that would give away too much of the storyline. 😉 If you meant the questions for the vlog? Well, I hope to do the vlog next week. =)


    • Lydia Howe says:

      Wonderful questions! Thank you for asking them. I’ll answer your second question via vlog, but as for your first question… Well, I’m hoping to go traditional with it, so I really have no clue when it will be published. But YAY! I’m so glad you want to read it. =)


    • Lydia Howe says:

      The funny thing is I wasn’t even thinking of it as a brainstorming technique! I think I’ll have to use it more in the future, too. =)


    • Lydia Howe says:

      Thanks! And so far I’ve been having a lot of fun with the #AtoZChallenge! I’ve visited nearly a hundred blogs, so that’s been great. =)


  1. Scarlett79 says:

    So very cool and good for you. Someday I will get all my stories down on paper and hopefully published. Baby steps for me though. And G O H A W K S !!! Check back tomorrow and you’ll know if they won…:0

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  2. Claire says:

    Fantastic post! A Q&A vlog sounds super fun – my question is, your blog is always such a happy, inspirational place. How do you stay so positive? =) Also, how did it feel to see your books in person for the first time? 😀

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Aww, thanks, Claire! That’s so sweet of you to say that! I’m glad you find it to be inspiring. Seriously, that makes me really happy! And thanks for the questions. I look forward to answering them!


  3. Kaitlyn says:

    Your previous book your wrote, When Life Hands You Lymes, really gave an in depth look into Lyme’s disease. What are some things you learned through having Lyme’s?

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  4. Deb Atwood says:

    So cool that you ended up tricking yourself into brainstorming. Whatever works, right? When I’m feeling stuck, I sometimes ask a character a question, and usually within a paragraph or two of clunky writing, I’m off and sailing.

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      That’s a great way to get unstuck! I think the hardest part for me was trying to ask questions that I didn’t know the answers to. I’ve worked with these characters for about six years now, so I know a LOT about them. 🙂


  5. Kaitlyn says:

    Have you ever written a whole chapter, and then disliked it so much that you erased the whole thing and started over?
    Have you ever fallen asleep while writing?
    The siblings ask: How do you come up with such good stories? 🙂
    AND, If you were stranded on a deserted island (with 1 coconut tree) in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, with no means of communication with the outside world, what would you do? 🙂
    Have fun! 🙂

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      OOOOHHH!!! Yes, yes, yes for these questions! Good job, Kaitlyn and siblings! And awww, your siblings are sweet to ask that question. Makes me smile. =)


  6. 15andmeowing says:

    I am new to your blog so I checked out your dream list to complete before your birthday this year. That is a big list, how are you doing with it? Did you go to college for writing? I also saw a cat in a photo, is that your kitty?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Lydia Howe says:

      Ah thank you for checking out my other pages, and WELCOME to Noveltea! I’m so glad to have you around. Also, thanks for the questions!


    • Lydia Howe says:

      Yep! I did have a lot of fun with the challenge, but I can’t exactly say I’m sorry to see it end. 😉 I’m happy to get back to my more regular posts, and no posting on Saturdays. 😉

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