Thursday, August 11, 2016

August's Prompt

Here is this month's writing prompt! If you use it, let us know what you came up with!

Picture Prompt:
*photo from Pinterest

Friday, July 1, 2016

Monthly Prompt

Here is July's picture prompt!
*from Pinterest

Saturday, June 4, 2016

~Just Write~

I hope you guys are all doing well, an that school will soon be over for those of you still finishing up. Life for me has been busy and, now with summer approaching, about to become hectic for a couple weeks. I'm currently doing the 100 for 100 challenge from the Go Teen Writers blog. I figured it'd be a good way to get me back into writing. (even if I miss a lot of the days.)  :)   So until September 8 I'll be doing my best to be writing 100 words every day.

I thought I would challenge you guys to just write as much as you can this summer. When I wrote my first novel I took a break from editing. It has been about three or four years now, and I can see how horrible my grammar was, and how much needs to be re-written. I tried to pull it up the other day and was just so overwhelmed by all the work that needed to be done that I just had the close the document. It got me thinking. I just was so burdened by this book that I just put all of my writing on hold. Sure I wrote a few short stories, and drafted a few books, but  hadn't actually started any. So I pulled up my computer, grabbed some paper and a pen, and began planning. Currently, I am trying to finish a short story that will hopefully be a small novelette by the time I'm done. Then I'll be moving on to a series where two kids travel back in time to save the Revolutionary War.

I don't know if you have some project you wrote recently, or a while back that you just keep looking at and saying "I'll work on it eventually." and it's actually keeping you from continuing your love to write. Just take a long break from it, and if you ever feel like you can tackle that mountain, then go for it. For now, just write. Don't worry about if you only have a half baked idea, just write something and keep going. If you are a blogger then start a serial story, and it can be as long or short as you want. If you don't have a blog that's totally cool. You can still write. If you wanted to, you could get together with some friends to give feedback for each other as your writing. It's just important for you to continue writing as much as you can. It helps you become a better writer, and gives you more experience.
 I'll be posting picture prompts once a month that you can use and just practice. (If you want more eventually than I'll post pictures more frequently) If you use it, then share your story with us! Leave a link in the bottom so others can read your story.
Have a great weekend!


*Photo from Pinterest

Monday, April 18, 2016

Top 3 Writerly YouTube Channels

I don't know about you, but I love YouTube. This sight is fraught with helpful tutorials, creativity, and hilarious videos to help you procrastinate. Not only does this site contain those wonderful things, but I've found tons of helpful writerly YouTube channels. These are a few of my favorites. (Sidenote: I tried to hook up links to the channels, but I couldn't figure it out. Ehehe. But if you enter these titles into YouTube, the channels should pop up. I'm so sorry! D:)

3. NaNoWriMo
This one is kind of a no brainer. While they don't post videos all year round, they do host live write-ins during NaNo season. They also have guests stop by and talk a bit about the craft. 

2. K. M. Weiland
If you haven't checked out her blog, you should. She has tons of helpful articles on a wide variety of subjects. And they're quite short too. She's also filmed videos for many of her articles. They're usually two to three minute videos based on one of her articles. 

1. Word Nerds
This channel is amazing. They post short two to three minute videos EVERY DAY. They've talked about everything from when you first get your idea to editing to going through the publishing process. Every Sunday they host a live chat that ranges from write-ins to bookish chats. 

What are your favorite writerly YouTube channels? I'd love to hear them! Comment down below and we can talk about the joys of YouTube. And maybe some writerly videos, too. :P

Until next time, Hope over and out. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Writers Unite Writing Contest

Hey everyone! I wanted to share some exciting news with you. A group of us bloggers got together and are putting on a writing contest on. The contest will begin April 15th - May 16th and winners will be announced May 30th. The maximum word count is 7,000 words, and has to have the theme of sacrifice.
How to enter: When you have finished your short story just send it to
Winners will be announced on the 30th, on our blogs and the winner(s) will also be emailed. Depending on how many entries we get there will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Below are the judges blogs, along with a picture prompt you can use for your story. (be sure to check out all the blogs for their contest post, as they'll have different writing prompts)
And you are welcome to use the banner to promote and share with others whast you are doing.
Good luck to everyone!

Picture prompt:

Judges Bios:

1) Introduce yourself
2) What is your favorite genre of book to read?
3) What is your favorite genre to write about?
4) When not reading/writing what are some things you enjoy doing
5) What is you favorite kind of music to listen to?
6) Whose side are you on for Captain America? Civil War team Cap or team Iron man? whose side are you on for Batman vs. Superman? Superman or Batman?

1) My name is R. J. Steele
2) My favorite genre is probably fantasy, but dystopien follows closely.
3) I write fantasy with some futuristic.
4) I like to hang out with my friends and cousins in my free time.
5) ...Um, I listen to a lot of different kinds of music....not just one
6) I am Team Cap for the Captain America Civil War.

1) I’m SMB
2) I love to read Biblical and historical fiction, as well as fantasy
3) Everything! I have a ton of different stuff I am working on right now, or have plans for: fantasy, futuristic, historical fiction, and a few other things as well. :)
4) When I’m not reading and writing I’m usually either dreaming up stories, traveling and doing outdoor adventures, or on Pinterest.  :)
5) I like to listen to a lot of different music. I have a playlist for when I’m writing, but for everyday life I like to listen to stuff like Jamie Grace, Moriah Peters, For King and Country, and similar artists/songs.
6) Up to this point I’ve been team Captain America for the Civil War.

1) Raechel
2) Oh that's a tough one...I love many genres, but two of my top favourites are Christian fantasy and Biblical fiction.
3) Christian fantasy with no magic, and a sort of 'medieval' ish feel to it.
4) Well...I'm almost always reading or writing, but I also love throwing my tomahawk/knives at my log target, and just being with my family.
5)I don't have a specific favourite kind of music TobyMac a genre? XD I like upbeat, exciting Christian music.
6) None? I'm not into Marvel stuff. :)

My rep pic (sorry it's so late):
1) My name is Sierra, though I also go by Sparrow a lot online
2) It depends on my mood, I read a lot of different genres. If I had to pick one, I'd probably say fantasy.
3) Again, I write all different genres. Probably fantasy is my "favorite". :)
4) I like drawng and... uh... wow I sound like a boring person. I don't do all that much besides read and write and draw. I love photography though.
5) Also depends on my mood... *hides* I'm not a consistent person. I just have a bunch of spotify playlists with groups of artists and ands together. Right now I'm listening to the TobyMac and Capital Kings one, but last week it was BarlowGirl, ZOEgirl, Addison Road, and           Superchic(K)
6) Team Cap! :)

1) Hey, I'm Faith P.!
2) My favorite genre of books to read is historical fiction. :)
3) My favorite genre to write is historical fiction as well. :)
4) I enjoy pottery, camping, kayaking, and hanging out with my dog. ;)
5) Contemporary Christian :)
6) I'm not familiar with any of those, sorry!

my representation:
1) Aiden
2) Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Superhero (whatever that genera is called)
3) Fantasy-Sic-Fi
4) Cosplay, Marital Art, and Parkour
5) Almost anything
6) Well team Spidey for Captain America Civil War, and Superman for       Batman Vs. Superman

And my representation.:
1. Hi, my name is Jesseca Dawn. :)

2. My favorite genre to read would have to be historical fiction. It's awesome. ;)
3. And, my favorite genre to write would be historical fiction as well! I love all the research that goes into it.
4. My favorite kind of music is movie soundtracks! They're the best! ;) Hymns tie with the soundtracks for a favorite, and contemporary

*NOTE: Please, no inappropriate scenes or language. Preferably no magic, though powers are okay.

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