Friday, September 30, 2016

MIA for a Year

Wow...I'm bad. I am deeply sorry for leaving this blog empty for a year. I did not mean to do that. There is no excess. I have been going through a lot of changes. I moved into my boyfriend's house, my hair color is now red...dark red...not really, its in between that. I have a new "work" place for you to check out a story, or to reread a blog post again.

I think I remember why I didn't post up anything for a year. I didn't really know what else to post, Hubert and I didn't do any more monthly questions, I was just stuck. Guess you can say I had a writer's block.

Anyways, here is my new website...and I will try to add it to the top.

Link

Vampire in a new coffin,
A.Goddess

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Wattpad and Other Writing Sites

Hello Writers and Readers!

I know of two writing sites that you can post up your stories. One is Mibba and the other is Wattpad. I personally like Wattpad more, but that's because it's easy to use and people do get publish from the site. I don't know any other sites, if you like me to know more just leave a comment down belong.

Wattpad has a app and, like I said it's easy to use. It feels like everyone on the site is helpful, even if it take a while to see it. You can post up your story with a music video and/or a picture. You can have a cast for your characters. You can see how many people have read, liked, and voted for the story. The readers can comment on your story two different way; at the end or in-line comment.

Mibba doesn't have an app, but they have a post trying to get one. Mibba is a bit difficult to use, posting up stories are confusing to do. I tried to post up and ended up getting lost. I do like how the story look like once it is up. You get to pick out a background...which is about it for Mibba. Which is why I don't post up any stories there.

That doesn't mean not to use Mibba, you can use that if you want and know how to use it better than me. Use whatever you want to post up your stories, I will keep using Wattpad for now. Anyways, I wanted to see if anyone else knows what other websites to use.

What other sites are there for writing???? Tell me in the comments below.

Night Owl,
A.Goddess

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fantasy Maps

Hello Writers and Readers!

I have been looking into making a map for my novel, but there isn't a lot of information out there on it. I did find a cool website that I use a lot, for names. On the site, there was a create a map! 

I finished making the map three days later, but it a little bit hard to find the right pieces to use to make the shape I wanted. Anyways, I wanted to talk a little bit about map making.

Start off by drawing what you want, think about how much land your story has. Like it my map, I wanted to have five kingdoms and an island, but I need to plan out how my main character had gone to each kingdom. My first mistake is, I wrote the story first and didn't have an idea how the world/land looked like. Which is why it took me three days to make it.

So my advice for you is, draw out a map for your story (if you are making one or plan on having one).  Of courses, you need your plot, the idea on where you want to go with your story before you draw out a map. You have to know the world and it's land before you draw it out.

So here are the steps I would take:

1-Plot and subplot

2-Characters

3-Race

4-History

5-Land/World

6-Map

There it is, my list. If there is anything you want to know, just ask. I would should you the map I made, but it's hard to save (it's the only problem I have with the site.)

Map Link here

Night Owl,
A.Goddess

PS
I noticed that I have some spelling mistakes on my posts, sorry about that. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Pay an Editor

You all know how I have been trying to edited one of my books, so far I have done a few chapters, but I feel like I don't know what I am doing. That's why I was looking into a editing software, so far it sucks, which it's understandable because I haven't buy it fully.

Therefore, I started to look for a professional help. Let me tell you right now the one thing bad about that:

IT'S A LOT OF MONEY. DAM, IT'S EXPENSIVE.

I am going to do it, though. Why would I pay for someone to look at my book and fix it, while spending money? Well, they do help a lot and they know what they're doing. Plus, I think they can even help me get published too. It's also going to be a faster way in editing, takes them 10 to 14 days, but I don't mind if they take longer.

I have looked into four different companies, and I found the right one for me. Just now I have to wait on some money to roll in and I will sent in my book.

Now if you want to pay someone make sure you go with the one you like the most. Also do check into the company before sending in your book.

Night Owl,
A.Goddess

PS
Please check out my online stories...link down below

A_Goddess on Wattpad

Monday, October 12, 2015

Characters

Have you ever stopped and looked around yourself? Looked at the people around you?

I have! I do it all the time! 

Matter of fact...I'm doing it right now.

Ah, the college life. Not only do we hate coming, but it also a place we come to study with friends. College, where you meet the weirdest people every term.

The fun part about watching people, is you get to see how they reacted to things. How they move. How they laugh. How they frown. How they walk...

Speaking of walking, I saw the most weirdest walk ever at school! Let me set the scene for you:

My friend, Carlos and I had just gotten to school. He was talking about...something he saw in the school bathroom when I saw her. She was walking to class. At first, I didn't noticed her walk, until I looked back at her again. The heals of her feet never touched the ground, yet she made it seen like she did. Her walk remind me of a prancing horse, or a show horse.

See what I mean!? Fun, right?

You can make up stories on these people, give them backgrounds. It helps you when you need to have a background story for your characters. It a good way to have small character in your story, even if they have one line. 

The fun part is, my friend Hubert watches couples kiss, which now I understand why. People kiss very weird. I cant judge him anymore after I started to watch couples too lol. Not only do I want they kiss, but I watch how they talk to each other, the fights they have out in the open and the way the guys watches his girlfriend. 

Now I started to do this, because my writing teacher told me too. He would take the train and watch people, write about it later or right there. He said it was a good idea to built characters. 

So homework for this week!

Watch people. Write about it. 

Night Owl,
A.Goddess

Saturday, October 3, 2015

No Post? Sorry!

I haven't been posting anything and I am sorry for that. The reason why I have school, which means: Studying, Homework, and Testing. 

Anyways, that shouldn't really matter, I should find time to post something on writing at least once a week. Sooooooo.....

Last night, I decided that I would look into buy someone or buying a software to edited my story. I got as far as finding a software before I started to play about with a Free-Trial; which is only 14 days...sucks. 

The first one software I tried out, I didn't like much. First it was weird, Grammarly.com didn't really check my story. I have to buy it (or as my dad thought rent it), which I didn't want to pay $11.66 a month just to see if it work. So I got back onto google, and looked up a review on Grammarly.com. I found a comment that said to try out StyleWriter. 

Googled the website and found it. The downloading was a bit confusing, but once it was on my Word, I was using it. Turns out their only give you 14 days to see if you like it. So far, I like it. It show you what you are doing wrong and explains it as well. 

I'm not going to get into it that much on this post, so for now, I am trying it out and let you know how it goes after my 14 days. 

Night Owl, 
A.Goddess

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Being Rejected

Hey you!

I have not gotten rejected for the fact that I haven't try to publish anything yet. I wanted to take a moment to write about how to move on from that feeling for rejection.

Yes, they didn't like your story. That was only one person's opinion, so what they didn't like it. JK Rowling was rejected, how many times before someone decided to help her? Loads of time, and she's a best selling book series in history. If she gave up after one letter, we wouldn't know the world that Harry Potter is.

So from this moment on, every letter/e-mail of reject you get I want you to do two things:

1-Print it out and save it in a folder.

Image result for literary rejection letters pile

2- Remember, if JK Rowling can do it, you can too.

"Why would you want me to save it?!" you asked yourself, hoping I could hear you from your desk.

Every reject you get, is one step closer to being publish. Take what they tell you in every letter to rewrite, if they tell you what is wrong. If they don't tell you want is wrong, then its just one least person to worry about.
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One more thing, be happy always. No matter what they think, your story matters to you and to your future readers!

Night Owl,
A.Goddess