Just to warn you all now, this is going to be a VERY long post. A super duper long post. What's going to happen in this post is I'm going to go over ALL the things that multiple posts should cover. Because I don't want you all to be super confused, I'm going to color-code them all, so you can find which one you want to read first or find out where you left off. Topics in this post:
Covers for Bianca!
A Writer's Life for Me Tag
New November Additions
More Writing Music!
A Career Poll
These are the beautiful things we are going to be talking about in this post! So buckle up and get ready for the ride! :3
Bianca asked 3 people from the Young Writers Program NaNoWriMo place to do her book covers. Her, loving all of them, but they didn't have this one aspect that she wanted was distressed. Then I asked her if I could try my hand at it, hoping that my creativity could spark up some good cover. She also created a cover from her own imagination and it looks great!
She loved my cover, her cover and the other 3, but she doesn't know which one to use for her story. That's why we've decided to bring it upon you readers! Yaaaay! Come on everybody, join me in the 'Yaaaay'ing! :P
Here are the pictures:
Aren't they all so pretty?!
Here is a poll so you can pick which one you like best! :3
Wonderful lovely Alexa from Summer Snowflakes tagged me to do the "A Writer's Life for Me!" tag! Thank you so much, Alexa! Here is Alexa doing the tag: A Writer's Life for Me! - Alexa
1. Thank the person who tagged you.
2. Repost the picture.
2. Answer the ten questions.
4. Tag 5-10 bloggers.
What Kind Of Writer Are You?
I... I really have no idea.
I get really attached to my character (both evil and good) and I want them all to live (unless the evil guy is supposed to die... well, that's another story :P). I want my character to have the hardest time he or she has ever had. And they do all these stubborn things to try to make it better, but it gets worse (because making your character suffer is kinda fun). Then, it's super cool when I get to see my characters develop into those awesome people I wanted them to be at the very beginning (but they thought it would be cool to let the readers see how they journeyed from horrible to dream-worthy).
When Did You Start Writing? What Made You Want To Try It?
I don't really remember when I started writing. I mean, I've written for school, so that's probably what started in my head or just reading all those cool books and I went like, " I want to write like that!" I really don't know. I'M SORRY!!!
Anyways, what made me start writing was either this quote: "If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write is." - Toni Morrison
Or it was Bianca. Bianca's been one of the best people I've ever known in my life (you know, 'cause she's my twin), but she's the one who's pushed me through hard times, encouraged me to draw (which I'm going to show you all my drawings one day soon), and has shoved me to write for who know's how long. :3 Thanks Bianca...
What Inspires Your Stories?
I'm with Alexa on this one. Everything.
I just look around and see some cool aspect of life, or I'm looking at an awesome picture that I suddenly get inspired to write a book about it. What usually inspires me on a daily basis, though, is music. I imagine this awesome scene that plays in my head like a movie, then I want to make that movie into a book (so that some director or producer reads it then wants to make an awesome movie on it :P ).
What Themes Do You Like To Explore In Your Writing?
*Ahem* (If I'm understanding the question correctly..) I really like the love triangle situation (it's hilarious how everybody is so shy and what-not), I love the Fantasy Anthropomorphic theme; it's so imaginative! And I like Fairy-tale remakes. It's so interesting what people do to change to story, but still keep the original story visible.
Are You A Pantser, A Plotter, or A Bit Of Both?
I'm a bit of both. I pants my first part of the story (because I'm usually writing new stories in the Creative Writing class I go to), then once I've figured it out a bit, I write down what the plot is supposed to be, what the story genre is, the title, and some movie and books that I want it to be like. That gives me a clear idea of what the story I'm supposed to be writing is when I get around to writing them. :D
Where Are You At In Your Writing Journey? Querying? Agenting? Published?
For all of my books, I'm still in drafting. Yup, I haven't gotten very far. But that's okay! It doesn't really bother me. And when someone says that they're in their Editing stage, that just pushes me to get farther with my story(/stories).
Have You Ever Entered Any Writing Contests? Finaled? Won?
I entered in the First Chapter contest that Teen Author Boot Camp has, but I didn't final or win. But it was super fun! I'm still writing that story and I like where it's going.
Who Are Your Writer Heroes?
The only ones that keep popping up in my head is Bianca and Sarah Prineas. I've never met Sarah Prineas in real life, but her books impacted my life so much, so I've got to thank her for that.
Have You Ever Been To A Writing Conference? Share Your Best and Worse Experiences.
If Teen Author Boot Camp is a writing conference, then yes. I have been to one. Best experience was the whole thing. TABC does NOT disappoint! Worst thing was when this author asked me where I lived, I answered, he said my name, then I got so confused. -_- That isn't horrible, but that's the worst thing I got for you all. I didn't trip on an author (for those people who have, I'M DEEPLY SORRY!). I haven't done anything strange that would creep an author out. I haven't done any of those things.
And I'm quite happy.
Top 3 Tips You’d Give To Newbie Writers:
Tip #1: Don't hold back. Ever.
You all have a creative mind ready to be put to use. If you block one thing, you'll probably give yourself Writer's Block pretty fast.
Tip #2: Write what you want to read.
Aren't you writing that book because you wanted to read it?
Tip #3: Express yourself through your writing.
It doesn't have to be for writing a book. This could be for writing some school paper or just free-writing because you're pretending to take notes in some school class (why does everybody seem to target Algebra?). You need to write what you feel is you. It could be a book like Twilight (which I haven't read, and probably won't) with Harry Potter mixed in! That's what you like. That's why you wrote it.
Well, because I only know one person who would do it because she has some time on her hands, I'm going to tag Kirsten! I'll leave the tag open to anyone who wants to do it if I didn't tag you! :3
We are going to add 2 awesome new additions to the blog!!! YAY!
#1: Movie / Show Reviews!
Bianca and I really wanted to do this because we're watching movies and shows almost everyday and we want to give the world our input on these movies and shows. Some are so great, while others... I want to burn and bury in a really deep hole that is 1 cm away from the earth's core. -_-
#2: Game Reviews!
This is because Bianca and I can't play Minecraft (at the moment because we don't have an account). We are going to do reviews on PC downloadable games, games that require a console (like a PS2 or something), and games you can get for free that you don't download on the PC.
Do you want these reviews? Tell us in the comments! :)
So this year, I joined the Young Writers Program NaNoWriMo. I was so hyped and ready to go! I had/created a story idea on Thursday when doing a Creative Writing class, all I needed to do was create a sort of jacket summary and start writing it!
This is my story:
The Shard Race: Sapphire Shard - Book 1
26 Competitors - 7 Will Win
In the land of Elefthria, the last of the Griffin race is gathered to compete in the Shard Race, a long and hard set of challenges where a shard of a rare jewel is given to the winner. However, the Shard Race is no friendly challenge. Each Griffin puts their life at risk, but death is the smallest consequence they could receive.
Karthik, one of the last Anthropomorphic Griffins, has to complete the Shard Race whether he likes it or not. Getting a shard is every Anthropomorphic's desire, but this race has something even better in store for the contestants than that. The 7 winners will be taken under the wing of the New Council, the leaders of Elefthria.
As the Shard Race begins, Karthik's excitement turns to horror as he realizes there may be a darker purpose for the Shard Race. One that everyone else is blind to.
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That's my story summary. :D
I was writing and I wanted to listen to some music, but I didn't want to listen to the same music that I had been listening to. So that's when this music hunt started and I found some pretty awesome (and long!) videos to listen to!
I super love the Disney Collections one. It's so pretty! And the last song at the very end wanted to make me cry ('cause it's so beautiful!).
You all should listen to it! :3
Lastly, Bianca and I are participating in Ecybermission this year (we participated last year, too) and we have this poll that would be very helpful for our research. It's just a career poll. All you have to do is go onto the site and it will pop up our poll (it's a safe site), read the question [Do you know what career your doing? <-- Or something like that], then click Yes, No or Maybe. That's all you have to do:
Career Poll - Created on Boll
Thanks so much for reading to the end (if not, I don't blame you)! Hope you enjoy all the new stuff that's going to happen and if there's anything you would want us to do, tell us in the comments! :D
Who We Are
We are twin sisters who like to do almost anything! Inspiring people to get out their creativity is our forte and we strive to travel on magnificent journey through words on a page. Exploration is the doorway to opportunity and the endless possibilities of helping and reaching out to others is something that we endeavor to create. This crazy blog of ours is one of the many ways we hope to achieve that goal.