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!
Hey everyone! Just wanted give you the link to the site posting the information about the workshop I’ll be interviewed at and the dates and times. I hope to see you there! Beth Mora’s Workshop: Dream Bigger Did you miss the last post about this? Check It Out Here!
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. Read More »
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.Read More »