Where I’m at Wednesday April 23, 2014
This week, I intend to finish chapter 21. Recently I went back, and reread what I wrote. But before I did that, I thought to myself: “There’s no way this will make sense.”, “The story can’t be exciting.”. Then after reexamining my manuscript, I couldn’t believe it wasn’t as bad as I feared. Everyday I fight doubt and insecurities. I get so engrossed in each chapter that I lose sight of the whole picture. Usually I have a well thought-out idea where I want my characters to go, but when I sit down to write, the story takes on its own personality. I forget the monster I’ve created. Going back reassured me that I’m still on-track and sane.
Kids write too!
Kids have profound imaginations and can create amazing stories.
Some children express themselves through whatever means their talent compels them to. No one is too young to write stories, poetry or books. In the fourth grade, I wrote a little storybook. A few years later, my abilities developed into short stories, then into writing novels.
J.R.R Tolkien, in his early teens, created his own language, which he later applied to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings series. It would be known as the Elfin Language.
At the age of 15, Christopher Paolini started writing Eragon. It was published in 2002, topping charts and winning numerous awards.
Kids amaze me with their wondrous, and [sometimes] humorous creativity. As a parent, I encouraged my kids’ inventiveness.
Writing may be the only means of expression for certain children.
If you are a parent— acknowledge an individual’s talents and nurture them; they could be the next bestselling authors.
If you are a child writer- KEEP GOING! I applaud your courage.
25 Ways to Get Kids Writing
Creative Writing – Kids on the Net
PBS Kids Writers Contest
Where I’m at Wednesday April 2, 2014
Over the last two weeks, I traveled from Phoenix to Albuquerque. Even though I enjoyed visiting with family and seeing different areas away from my normal circumference, I’m glad to be home. Now, I must focus on finishing The Omphalos of Delphi.
Currently, I am almost done with chapter 21. I like the turns of events, but I’m anxious for the story to progress near the climax. The action gets my blood flowing! Still, there is a lot to accomplish and conflict to write. The Omphalos has three seperate, building stories; however, they won’t come together until the third book.
Some days, I absolutely love writing, but then again on other days, it makes me feel like I’m at a job.
Choosing a subject to write about.
I am not the kind of writer who sticks to the same subject matter. As it appears, I randomly conceive ideas that I have no formal education on the topic. Then I exhaust myself with countless days of research. But, the cool thing is—I learn alongside the reader(s).
1. Subject matter you’re knowledgeable on
. . .or at least you have some idea about it (unlike me…geesh!).
2. Themes you’re passionate about
3. Issues and characters your audience will love
Happy writing! 🙂
Take care my friends.