I stopped reading when I was about six. That’s strange to say, right? Here I am: a storyteller, a writer. But I also have a tough past with reading. Around first grade, I got tired of being tested for reading. I hated reading something just to get brought hard comprehension questions. I didn’t understand any … Continue reading What book saved me?
What if you can choose your battle? Two doors stand before you and you can choose which person behind the door you’ll fight while they critique you. One’s a writer like you. That person’s strengths are like yours and your weaknesses are in the spotlight. An average reader stands behind the other door. This reader … Continue reading Writer vs Writer
I haven’t written a blog in months. How terrible is that? I want to write every day, but my words turn towards making sure my teachers are happier than myself. My desire is controlled by what needs to get done. I’ve seen this in other writers before. It’s our job right? We’re here to make … Continue reading Writer’s Guilt
As writers, we all need great books in our lives. Here’s some of the best books I know with synopses from Goodreads: Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare – 4.33 rating When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something … Continue reading Best of the best so far (books edition)
Not everyone in the world speaks one language, so sometimes your characters shouldn’t either. More books I read these days mix languages into their stories. They don’t have descriptions of scenery in another language or so though, because I might end up throwing the book across the room as I try to decipher letters that … Continue reading Using foreign languages in stories