With NaNoWrMo only ten days away I decided I will do it again! yay! I love doing it, and my success rate is 75% so far, so way more then National average-which is 19%. yikes. . . that is low! well, I made my costumary board on pinterest titled NaNoWrMo, but will be switched to the title of the book once the month is over. if anyone else is doing NaNoWrMo or there are people out there that have never done it, please email me and ask any questions you have, I am totally open for discussion in thec
This Article "Dollar Store Finds: The Cheap way to be a booklover. Is going to tell you about my experience buying Books at the dollar store.
These are six books I bought, two(The Resurrectionist By Jack O'Connel) I am reading, and (Spellwright By Blake Charlton) I am also in the middle of reading. But, the other four: The Iron Thorn By Caitlin Kittredge, Obernewtyn & The Farseekers By Isobelle Carmody, and the Swan Maiden By Heather Tomlinson, I have finished and love. The Iron Thorn, the first in the iron Codex Series I loved so much I had to go to a book store to order the other two in the series, and I am planning on buying the next ones in the Obernetyn Chronicles.
Some of my favorite books I have bought from the dollar store.
But here is the real question, how much did I save on some of my favorite books combined? all these books at regular price wound have cost me $87.90-but since I bought them at the dollar store these six books cost me $10(The Iron Thorn was from the Family Dollar so it cost $5) It was totally worth it. So in all I saved $78.90. That is a LOT of money.
So next time you go to your local dollar store, savange through the book section and see if there is anything that looks good, even if the book turns out bad, you only s
Many people have trouble describing things, from people, to places or scenes it is difficult to describe. Whether it is because it seems too jumpy, or too awkward describing is important to get. here are a few tips on describing things.
Don't describe things in order of importance. If you describe what is the most important first the reader will quickly forget what you first said.
Describe things in order: Describing in order is vital. There are three ways to describe. from the top to the bottom, from the left to the right, from the back ground to the fore ground.
Here are two sentences I described wrong, then right.
Her eyes glistened deep sapphire blue, she had blond hair. And wore converse all-stars on her feet, and a Chinese orange blouse, with a matching orange bow in her blond hair. Her lips were covered with cherry lip-gloss, and he wore green skinny jeans.
She had blond hair, a Chinese orange bow pulling it back, under her blond bangs were glistening sapphire blue eyes. She had cherry lip-gloss on her perfect lips. She wore an orange blouse that matched her bow, and green skinny jeans and converse all-stars.
Getting through National Novel writing month.
I heard that only 19% of people that try actually get through.
Not very good odds for the common person.
Well, I am not common.
I have written in National Novel Writing month for a total of 5 years. One year I skipped doing it, and one year I failed doing it. so over all, I have a 75% success rate. pretty good huh?
Well, here are some things I did to help me get through it-and some things I did and failed.
1. I don't have any idea of what I am doing. NO!
Don not do this! At least have characters, time period, and even main bad guy picked out. The first year I did this, and although I wrote it and got through, it was disjointed, and most was throw away. lots of rewriting. The second time I tried to do this I failed halfway in the month. running out of ideas of where the story was going. For the last two times I have written out a basic plot that I keep in a separate document. That is a simple guideline that I follow. such as: They go over to this town. They leave the town and meet this Character. Character has history that they don't know about.- alright? easy stuff like that goes a long way in the middle of the month when you have no idea where it is going
2. I have no idea how this is going. YES!
that's ok, just keep writing. just keep up on your word count. you can do it!
3. I don't think I am going to finish before I am done, so I am stopping. NO!
You keep writing, if you finish the book before the month is over then good for you! but chances are you will really need to some up in the end. trust me, as you write you get a lot more then you think.
4. I don't have the time anymore. NO!
No. Just no. You have the time I promise!
5. There is a National Novel Writing month book? YES!
this book is great to help you through, I just used it the first year, and I think this is all that is needed. but buy the book! it helps you so much.
6. Having someone you are accountable to? YES!
I know I said above that you would do it alone, but trust me, get a friend to text, or call you or something to make sure you are somehow.
By Sarah at Whimiscalstarvingartist.com
Here are some tips to improve your writing, hope they are helpful!
1. Don't be afraid to over describe.
Many people are afraid it will take away from the here and now if you go off to describe characters, places, things. When in reality it only helps. your reader needs something to go on constantly, they are like little babies watching things happen, innocent to the world except what they see. if they can't see anything they start to get cranky, start to cry, and put down your book.
2. Character back story.
You need a character backstory, something that makes the readers, and the main character care. remember everyone does what they do with a purpose. they don't just wake up one day and say I am going to go set fire to that building, first, they say man, that building has some bad memories in it, I don't like looking at that building. I am going to burn that building down.
3. Rewrite, but not too much.
You can rewrite, you can look at something and know it is wrong, but don't keep going on and on at one paragraph or scene that doesn't work. sometimes you just need a break, which leads me to number 4:
4. Don't like it? can't get it right? just skip it.
Sometimes you get too close to the problem and it gets harder and harder. just like when I was trying to play piano when I was a kid. sometimes, the more the play the more frustrated and rotten you get. if you can't get something don't sweat it, just skip it. it isn't like it is the perfect final draft.
Sometimes you can get over competitive, over stressed, and over protective. remember, you are doing this for yourself, you are writing because(if your like me) you can't ignore the voices in your head, so you get them out on paper. Remember what your work is reflecting; your very soul.
So your an author? I am Sorry, so, so, sorry.
"Writing is like giving yourself homework, really hard homework, everyday, for the rest of your life. You want glamorous? Throw glitter at your computed screen."~Katrina Monroe
Don't get me wrong, I love being an author, and I can honestly say
I can't imagine not being an author. Like honestly, I can put myself in almost
any situation, Defeating a dragon, having a parent die, etc. But i could not
think, for one moment not caring about writing. It is as important to me as
I hope you feel the same way.
I feel there are
five different kinds of authors, and it is hard for me because most of my
friends are in these categories.
There is the
This person is in to reading and writing a little, so they quickly give
themselves this title, maybe have a few books worked out, but never truly
FAN FIC OMG
This person, though usually a good writer busies themselves with fan
fictions as the only thing they do, they like to expand upon other's work, but
never create their own.
READ, READ, and ah, right, write too
This person is at least not fooling themselves, they might have a few fan
fictions but know they aren't that big of a writer, they mostly read, and read,
This person loves to read, and also to write, but lacks all the conviction
to do so, maybe they have hundreds of stories twirling in their brain, but lack
the knowledge, or conviction to put it down on paper.
I like to read, and write too.
This is is maybe a zealous person, usually hyper, cries a lot, though they
don't like very much to cry in public, but when they do they don't care at all.
They are accomplished in their writing, finished a few novels, loves to talk
about books with other people. but it isn't the only thing in their life, to
them, writing is like breathing.