I am alive. Shocker, I know.
I am probably going to have to fall to posting twice a month because school is intense. Sigh.
I’m slightly motivated to keep this up though because a teacher told me that blogging looked great to college admissions. (The only reason I do anything anymore: college. :’) )
And of course, blogging is fun. 😛
NaNoWriMo is only nine days away!! I’m attempting it again this year (last year was a disaster) with the hope that I can finish my novella. I’m not sure if it’ll be the whole 50,000 words because my novella might not take that long, but we’ll see.
I’ve been plotting quite a bit and guys, I’m awful at plotting. I have my world (dystopian/steampunk/sci-fi/fantasy yes, it’s crazy and I love it) and I have my characters (soft little beans who will stab you). But when it comes to plot…. there’s absolutely nothing.
So I’m going to do the natural thing, and ignore my plot until the very last minute before NaNoWriMo.
And you get a post about characters because I like to think that I’m actually okay at developing characters.
It’s a win/win. (Not really. )
I’m rather fascinated by Greek mythology and their plethora of gods, and I thought “What about the gods of writing?” The Greeks have so many gods, why not add a few more to the pantheon? So here is a completely true, not at all fabricated list of the deities of writing.
May you never encounter them. Continue reading
Prepare for a lot of Disney gifs.
I did a life of a writer in Pixar gifs before, and I wanted to do reader follow-up version because while writers have a lot of problems writing, readers have to experience the emotional journey for themselves with no idea of what’s ahead.
It’s pretty easy to get sucked into the fandom life. In fact, most people don’t even realize it until they’re in hopelessly deep. And it can all start with a single book. After that, you’re ensnared forever, doomed to repeat this cycle forever.
When you start a glorious new book and you’re ready to sacrifice your sanity to it:
And it’s fun for a while. But then you KNOW something bad is going to happen and you rant to the author, even though it won’t do anything.
This title is going to become irrelevant in a few months but oh well.
I’ve been doing a thing call the One Year Adventure Novel–which I reviewed here a little while ago. I didn’t talk about the story I’m using for it though. I like reading other people’s story ideas.
BLACK MOON ACADEMY- ACADEMY FOR THE VILLAINOUSLY INCLINED
Sometimes the villain doesn’t want to be the villain. In a world where students can go to schools to become heroes and villains, Scarlet finds herself destined to be a villain, like her mother and generations before her. Only, Scarlet isn’t a villain. Sometimes, the greatest motivator isn’t greed, lost love or power thirst. Sometimes, the greatest motivator is the freedom to be good. But war between the schools is imminent, and Scarlet has to make her choice between family and fate, and a school where she’s never belonged. Continue reading
It snowed here. It only snows a few times here, and the snow isn’t that great typically. But we got a several inches, and I went out for a while.
- snow covered trees change the whole landscape
- fog on snow is really pretty (not if you’re skiing, then it’s terrifying)
- my dog could be a model for a hallmark Christmas card. he likes to sit and stare up at the falling snow.
- that crunch when you step on dry snow
- it’s so quiet outdoors (unless you’re one of those people who like to scream to break the silence)
While I was outside, I was thinking about characters. I half expected to find a lamp post in the middle of my woods, but that sadly didn’t happen. I wondered if I’d be able survive if I did find Narnia, considering that a lot of the food there (turkish delight for example) would not be good. On one hand, the evil White Witch wouldn’t bother me because I don’t eat sweets, but on the other, could I survive? Continue reading
I saw this tag on loren’s blog, and decided to try it myself. The rules are as followed:
- write 30 character names on pieces of paper
- fold them up and put them in a bowl or whatever
- pick two slips of paper and decide between the two for each question
I tried to use well known characters, but there may be a few weird ones. Continue reading
Okay, okay, it’s a weird post title, I know. I’m NOT saying that if someone has a mental illness, they’re a villain. But, I’m going to discuss how mental illnesses can affect your villain, for the better or the worse.
A word of caution: I don’t recommend writing a villain with a mental illness unless you’ve had experience, done tons of research, or have talked to someone who is knowledgeable about the mental illness that you are considering giving to your villain.
Now that we’ve got that cleared up, let’s see how mental illnesses affect villains.
Obviously, something is a little off in the head of a villain if they’re a villain. But sometimes, it’s a little more than being “a bit off.” Out of curiosity, I started researching Continue reading
Story Time: English class, with my wonderful teacher. (It’s a homeschool class, with maybe 20 students.) We were discussing poetry, and the topic of conversation was William Shakespeare’s Sonnets. One girl (obviously a fangirl,) cried, “I ship it.”
My poor teacher. She was like, “what on earth are you talking about?” So the girl repeated herself. “I ship it.” My teacher had no idea what she was talking about. No one really wanted to try and explain our craziness to the world, so eventually, my teacher gave up, and turned back to discussing people that were like summer days.
Read on for ship worthy fictional couples. ❤ Continue reading
So, I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that dragons are getting a little overused. You know? Every fantasy book has to have a dragon. When did that become a thing? Just because The Hobbit has the best dragon ever doesn’t mean everyone else has to copy…
I’m guilty too. Dragons are just plain cool. But, there are other cool creatures out there too. So, a small list of lesser appreciated creatures. Continue reading
Anybody heard of Pinterest? I try not to spend my whole life on the site. It’s seriously addictive. I primarily began using it for writing. Why Pinterest, you ask. Isn’t that only for clothing and food? I’m here to tell you that Pinterest is amaze for writing. No this isn’t an advertisement for my Pinterest account, even though I might use some examples and I wouldn’t mind the followers. 😛
*all pics from pinterest, of course Continue reading