What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
-Leisure, by W. H. Davies
I still remember the day when, back in 5th Grade, I was asked to recite this poem.
I also remember that this is exactly how far I got, before my mind went completely blank. Continue reading Word of the Week #6:
This is under the assumption that you have already read the previous post, regarding the setting of your story, otherwise I’d just keep repeating myself, you see…
For all first time readers, let me just specify a few things that would help you make the most of this post:
- At this stage, you need to have a rough idea of the plot, and the primary characters of your story.
- You have a fair idea of the setting of your world.
- You have not written too large a chunk of your story and want to plan out the rest, or you have written a considerable amount and feel slightly lost.
Even if you do not quite fit into the above criteria, I hope you do find something that makes it worthwhile. Continue reading Writer Guy’s Tip #2: The Plot
by Douglas Adams
“The point is, you see,” said Ford, “that there is no point in driving yourself mad trying to stop yourself going mad. You might just as well give in and save your sanity for later.”
Now that, ladies and gentlemen, is a perfectly valid point…
The longest and most destructive party ever held is now into its fourth generation and still no one shows any signs of leaving. Somebody did once look at his watch, but that was eleven years ago now, and there has been no follow up.
Yes! Yes! We are finally here! Continue reading Book of the Week #5:
As the first month of this blog draws to an end, I arrive upon a word that I never expected to be associated with my efforts here…
That was until greed reared its ugly head… Continue reading Word of the Week #5:
From here on, the tips are no longer in a very specific order. This is just one of the possible ways to approach the situation.
So, it would probably work best if you just have a rough idea of the plot and the primary characters of your story, but haven’t quite started with the real writing. Of course, this is under the assumption that you have prepared. If not, you might want to take a look at this. Continue reading Writer Guy’s Tip #1: The Setting
by Christopher Paolini
#1: I was 11 when I first read it
#2: It was during the lull before Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
#3: I had not read Lord of the Rings or watched Star Wars
A hatchling, that is what you are. A hatchling struggling into the world.
Being a hatchling myself, just born into a genre that soon became my very favourite, it is definitely not a surprise that this book really captured my heart. Yes, I was young and naive, but I do not see why that diminishes the book’s intrinsic value.
Continue reading Book of the Week #4:
This week, I just happened to use this word in a conversation, and the exact response I got was, “Eh… What?!”
I did not say anything, just gave her a stern look. So she continued, “I know, now you’ll shout ‘Dictionary! Dictionary!’ Am I right?” Continue reading Word of the Week #4: