Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The 12 1/2 Rules of writing. . . .is that it?

I saw this poster the other day on Pinterest and thought I would share it here. I found it lovely that there are only 12 1/2 rules to being a writer. Sounds easy enough right? :)



But really when you break it down, it resembles more closely the daily ins and outs of writing. Here are the ones I need to work on to become a better author:
1- Writing every day, finding the time, chasing down the muse and pushing through the wall.
2-Stepping back and really being honest with myself about my writing. Did I just skip that paragraph? yeah, I did. My reader will to. Sharpen it or pull it out.
5-Widen my characters interests and looks. I don't fit perfectly in a social norm box, and neither should my characters, make them memorable and as unique as people really are!
8-Some stories are there to just be enjoyed, not necessarily to have a moral, don't stress if mine is on the enjoyment side.
9-Inspiration strikes when you can't find a paper or pen, I'm sure of it. I have many grocery receipts and eyeliner scrawled notes from moments I was caught unprepared without pen and paper.
12- I've personally found that if I'm stuck, I think of what the story would sound like written from another characters POV and I find I can break through my wall of worry and get back to the scene I have to finish.

And there you have it!

 What rules do you like best?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Movie Trailer

There's the trailer for If I Stay
What do you think? Have you read the book? Will you go see the film?
I think it looks like it'll match the book fairly well, which means I'll need tissues at the theater.


Friday, April 11, 2014

Water

Your body needs water to maintain it's self-- here's an info-graphic to get you motivated to pour a glass of WATER. :)  


Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Feature

Mix-up Features
This first one has one guy singing Katy Perry's Dark Horse in 20 different artist's styles

I love how this next guy hits the highs ans lows both so well!
One Man Les Miserables Nick Pitera Medley

Just a beautiful song well done.
How Great Thou Art - Acapella Arrangement, Sam Robson


What do you think? Which is your favorite?

Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday Feature

Yes, they made another one so I had to share. Here's Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake doing The History of Rap, part 5.