I have a pressing question. What do Australians do? Do they start the school year in September, and then work through the summer (our winter) then get their summer break with snow? Do you start in April and stop in November? What happens? If you’re an Aussie, please comment and tell me because summer without swimming and flip flops sounds sad. (Of course, it could just be a plain answer, like you start in the same month as pretty much everyone else.)
But if you’re reading this, that means that I finished school, which to me, is the definition of summer. Continue reading
Hiya people. It’s almost summer!!! [It feels like it already, (already had the first sunburn of the season) but we have to wait a few more days for it to be official.]
Sorry for lack of posts… I won’t even make up an excuse. So saying, the schedule for this is going to change a little. Haha, like I had a schedule in the first place… Continue reading
It’s been a while since we’ve had a round of writing prompts on here. I decided to branch out and do historical prompts. This place was getting bogged down with all the fantasy prompts.
Now, I don’t write historical. I tried to write a short story set in the Great Depression, but it turned into a miserable failure. (Actually, my seven year old brother read it over my shoulder while I typed it, and I asked him for help. The plot didn’t improve, so I’ll blame that story’s failure on him. But he liked the story.)
These historical fiction prompts are going to be something unique because–guess what– they all happened in history! (I know, historical fiction normally is set in history, but hear me out.)
These prompts were all in the newspaper and they caught my eye. These are real life prompts, taken from headlines and articles in newspapers a long time ago. Some are quite humorous, and I daresay you’ll like them whether you write historical or not. Continue reading
Hi all of you out there! *waves* It’s been a long while. But I have returned! (From TeenPact, sickness, and school.)
I’ve been tagged with the Blue Sky Tag by Hailey of haileyhudson.wordpress.com. Go check out her blog, it’s inspiring. 🙂
That means I’m answering a whole bunch of questions, then nominating some more people for my own questions. Continue reading
Let me say a scary word. GOALS.
Ah, goals. They’re shiny, impossible things that everyone wants to conquer, but they are kind of scary to because no one ever seems to complete them.
I have too many of them. And yet I add to the on-going list all. the. time.
Now, some people might say it’s good to make goals. People tend to make goals during New Years, but February rolls around, and everyone has quietly dropped those goals. (Except for the select few that actually keep those goals. In that case, good for you.)
Here’s the problem with goals. They tear me down. Continue reading
I’ve gotten tired of all the silly questions. (If you’re a homeschooler, you know what I mean.)
So from now on, anytime someone asks me one of these, I’m just going to point them to this helpful list. If you’re a non-homeschooler, do us a favor and read this list anyways so you don’t have to ask them yourselves. If you’re a homeschooler, well, I guess you’ll just feel with me. 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
I didn’t realize that today is World Poetry Day. So, you all are lucky enough to get TWO posts in one day, when I only said I was going to write a short post.
Anyways, today is World Poetry Day. Twitter is brimming with poems, the hashtag is #WorldPoetryDay. (of course.) Continue reading
I realized that after all these goal related posts, that I haven’t really talked about my own goals, completed or in progress. (Or somewhere floating around in the galaxy…)
If you missed the whole motivation saga, you can read them now. (The Best Websites for Keeping Writing Goals +Camp NaNo, What to do When Lacking Motivation to Write, Why We Write)
Otherwise, this post is going to be about my own writing stuff. Expect lots of rambling. Continue reading
I was googling some things, and I saw this recommended search: “why books should be banned.” Curious, I clicked on the search button.
Basically, the articles that came up said that books put poison in children’s minds that they can’t get out, and are bad for civilization. Books that explore ideas such as racial prejudices, unpopular religious views, adult stuff.
Should we ban those books?
This is my opinion, and you’re welcome to disagree. Continue reading