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.

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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,

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Write What You Know

My first creative writing class professor told the class to write what we know. Which at the time I didn't think that was a good idea. I have been living in the same area since I was born, I'm been a home-child (because my dad think is a smart idea to keep my sister and I away from the world), I didn't go out much (the dad reason again), so how was I going to write about a boring street where I knew nothing about.

That was at first, I started slowly understanding what he meant. We were first time writers (in a way), so we didn't know how to build a world from nothing. We had to start with something, it was an easy way to start. Yet, today I feel like this could hold you back in a way.

Yes, do write what you know, BUT what I do is if I haven't been to a place, I look it up. I make up a new world within this world. If I don't know a lot about something, I research it too the end of the world.

For example, I am working on a story about Sidhe; which is the fairy people of Irish folklore, said to live beneath the hills and often identified as the remnant of the ancient Tuatha De Danann. Like him:

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Like I can't find a lot on them, I have to read as much as book about Fairies and anything that could do with Sidhe. Today, my awesome boyfriend buy me Thrones of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, and I finished last week A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass.

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A Court of Thorns and Roses was an amazing book to read, GO READ IT NOW, this book open my eyes to the Sidhe world even more.

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I guess what I'm trying to say is that you have to write what you know and research what you don't know. The more you research on something, the more it seem like you know it. Don't forget about the weather in a location! (which I almost forgot in my story lol)

Night Owl,

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Editing Website

Hey Writers,

I'm always looking for things to write about or something that can help my writing. A few days ago, I found this picture:

As you can see, this website can help you edited your story and any paper you are writing. I used it...two days ago, and I loved it. This can help you edited faster and teaches you what you are doing wrong. Like the picture say, it will highlights places that are hard to read, passive voice, keep court of your adverbs, word court, page court, and even tell you the grade you are writing at.

This is something we should really use for writing. I found this and I'm not looking back anymore.

In a dark room with my thoughts,

Sorry for No Post

At the moment, my friend has a lot of other things on his mind beside writing, so that is why I haven't posted anything up. Today I decided to post this up and another post on writing. Stay turns for that post.

In the sun,