Tuesday, February 24, 2015
In a world were you are learning how to write, you will get it wrong. I didn't have the best teachers, growing up and my parents' English is what some people would call a broken English. So my English isn't as well as a full white person, but I'm working on it. I'm working on my writing as well.
I feel like he had no right to say my writing was bad. He doesn't know what it is to grow up in the United States and to go to school where no one really teaches you everything. You were lucky if you got homework to take home. Now I know that I should put in more work, but how can you teach yourself how to write if you don't know if you're doing it right in the first place. No one took the time to show anyone how to write.
I live in Miami, Florida, which was the last state to get school in the United States, which means from the start our schools where behind on learning. Then we have teachers who just sit behind their desk, tell us what pages to do, and turned it in by the end of class. Those are the teachers who we should call Bank Teachers. You have a hand full of good teachers, who actually teach. the only problem with these good teachers, they can only have 25 kids and 5 classes, sometimes 6 classes. Those good teachers are also known as the AP Teachers. I didn't want to take AP classes, too much work and not enough hands on.
School, or the people who work in them, forget that not even student learns the same way. That could be the reason why there are so many drop-outs or gangs. Teachers don't take the time to help the students. Yes there are a few new teachers that do, but after they lost hope, its all over. They lost hope in their own teaching, which is how they become Bank Teachers.
But none of that has to do with writing. Back to the subject at hand, it doesn't matter how a person writes. Doesn't matter how many mistakes they have. Doesn't matter how much their grammar sucks. A writer learns every day of their life, how to write, how to become a better writer, how to become a better person, how to become so many things or so many people. It doesn't matter how a person write, if the message is getting across, does it matter if they have "comma splice" or if they have mistakes. Even when a person corrects it, it is not a bad comment. Those comments are there to help you become better as a writer. Hell, maybe you didn't have the time to fix your mistakes, or you did but you miss a few.
No one is prefect. Anyone makes mistakes and misses the small things. And if someone said your writing is bad, smile and asked, "Is it as bad as 50 Shades of Grey?" (Sorry to whoever loves the books, I couldn't read them because TO ME that was bad writing.)
If they answer yes, smile again and said, "Watch me make it big, while you stay right where you are."
If you write every day, you become a better writer. Trust me, I know. I've looked at my old work and thought, Wow this is bad. Now I looked at my writing and think, This is better, but it could be very better.
My point is this, don't let anyone put you down. Write whatever you want. Write whatever way you want. If it bad, fix it and learn from it. Grow as a writer and don't hold yourself back from anything.
I am a writer and a GREAT writer,
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Everyone has a background.
So let's write about your characters' background. Start with the simple parts: Favorites.
Everyone loves the favorites questions. Color, food, candy, clothes, place, country, show, music, subject, etc.
But here is a better picture, and something I love to do with my characters, here it is: (an Example:)
• Raven Cross
o Sex— Female
o Personality— Gothic, loner, bitch, scary, bookworm, lovable,
o Looks— long black hair that reaches her lower back. Purple colored eyes as soft as the sunset sky. pale white skin, cold to the touch. ETC.
o Powers—mind control
o Marital Status—Single
o Scars or other notable physical attributes—fang bite on the neck and moon scar on right should blade.
o Relationship with parents—died, many years ago.
o Enemies? Why?—maker because she didn't want to stay with him.
There are more questions you could write down...which I had, but I can't find them. Like I can't find my lovely questions, I found Gotham Writer's Workshop questions. It really easy to fill it out and add more questions to help you make up a character. Yes, you can make one for each character if you want. Any question you can think of to add, let me know about it.
PS I'm trying to blog on weekdays only.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Plots can be tricky, you think that its your main plot, but it could be sub-plot. I have had this problem. I am currently rewrite a whole novel because I didn't have a strong main plot.
Example: Chicken, Bird, Big Bird, Street, Death, Life....
2-Connect ideas together (Which make sense.)
Example: Death, Life, and Street.
3-Outline your characters
Example: Strong, boy, girl, tall, short, hair, scars, so on...
4-Chose a plot
Example: There streets are where I took my first breath and my last. It all started with that untouchable girl, who was with the gang leader.
5-Setting or Make up a unique setting
Example: New York. Busy street. Dark alleyway. Old building.
Example: James Doorman; main character. Lucy Heart, untouchable girl. Mark Winchester, Gang Leader.
Example: James and Lucy are in love and want to run away from Mark. Mark doesn't want anyone else to have Lucy.
Example: Lucy doesn't want James to die, but she doesn't want to stay with Mark neither.
Example: Lucy and James meet and hang out. Slowly start to fall in love with each other.
Example: Mark finds out about Lucy and James and their plans to run away together. Mark and James get into a fist fight.
Example: James loses the fight and is dying on the street.
12-Organizing your thoughts
Example: Is Lucy there to see the fight? Yes.
Example: James doesn't die. Lucy kills Mark and become Gang Leader.
14-Write the Story
Example:....Just write the story. Have fun with the plot and characters.
Everything must be thought out careful and plan to the last word. Everything has to connect, the character must go with the story, the conflict and plot twist must make sense. You have to remember, you aren't just writing a story, you're making a movie in someone else mind. Here is more links, to explain more about plots:
Write a Good Plot
How to Create a Plot Outline in 8 Easy Steps
How to Build a Story from Beginning to End
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Monday, February 9, 2015
Hi world! Hello readers!
My name is Annabel Guerra. I'm 22 years old and a college student. I'm going to be the next lawyer of Florida. I'm a writer too. I go by A.Goddess.
The reason between the pen name is easy. A for Annabel and G for Guerra. Now the reason between goddess is because I love Greek Mythology. That's how I came up with the pen name.
Now the reason behind this blog is because even if I haven't been a writer for long, I have learn a lot and like I still considered myself a beginner, I thought why not write to other beginner writers. They can learn and I can learn from them.
I might go off topic sometimes and I'm going to try not too. I also want to say I'm sorry for the bad grammar and spelling. I will fix as much as I see, but if I miss something just like me know.
Let's learn together,