Hey everyone! I just wanted to remind you all that there is only about a week left to enter the Writing Contest! Enter Now for a chance to win! Please Continue reading “Last Chance To Enter The Writing Contest!”
Hey everyone! I don’t know about you, but I sometimes like to travel the world with Google Maps or Google Earth and explore places that I otherwise would never have seen. Yesterday I was traversed the streets of Bangladesh, went and saw the Great Wall of China, took a detour through a small Mongolian community and was home in time for dinner! Thanks, technology and Google!
As I was exploring the earth, an idea flew by, and I caught it just in time! The idea: use Google Maps for writing prompts!
Ideas can strike at the strangest places… at the grocery store, park, or even page 167 of your math textbook. That’s what happened to me the other day. (I have to admit, I can sometimes be rather absentminded when I should be doing my schoolwork!) I was sitting there at the kitchen counter, math book and pencil in hand, when the idea struck of writing stories based off of songs. Continue reading “Writing From Songs; Another Type Of Writing Warm-Up”
Adeline finally set down the paper after reading it to her friend.
“How did you like my story?” She asked.
“Well,” said her friend, “It was okay, but it could have had some more, you know, conflict?”
Adeline’s mood drooped like chewy bacon.
Taking input on your writing can sometimes be hard, or even discouraging, but it’s important to take it well. But what can you do to help accept the criticism? Well, here are a few tips you can use to when taking input!
Mr. Average Joe looks intently at the pages between the cover of the book he is reading. He bites his lip, furrowing his bushy eyebrows as he does so. A minute later he gives out a laugh. Then, after a while, tears spring to his eyes. At last, he sets down the book, almost sorry it had to end. “That was a good book.” he says happily. Then he picks up his phone, opens his text app and recommends the book to a friend.
You want your book to be like that; to captivate the reader, so much so that they can hardly put down the book. A good book makes you in a sense ‘hungry’ for more; more of that book, more of the book’s series, or maybe just more books by that author! And maybe Mr. Average Joe isn’t your reader. It could be Environmentalist Evan, Fantasy Francine, Sci-Fi Sam or anyone else! And it’s your job as the author to hook your readers into your book. Continue reading “How to Write to Captivate Your Reader”
Character profiles are useful tools in creating characters for your stories. I use them in most of my writing. A character profile includes information such as your character’s eye and hair colors, personality and other details and can be especially useful if you are wanting to do a lot of descriptive writing about the person.
Have fun playing this Writing Warm-Up Game! To start, click the link to open the player. Then click the green flag and then click Sophie the Pony. Be sure to have a pencil and piece of paper on hand! Continue reading “Writing Warm-Ups Game”