Using ELA Skills to Create Content (PART 1)

How can you use Pixar’s 22 Storytelling rules for social media?

Creating a Fictional World

My biggest hurdle in creating A Royal Mind was creating an entire world. I felt like I had magic as I was creating Veridi and the entire kingdom of Ignis. I of course turned to Pinterest for tips, and I found a couple great websites to help me in my quest. To create a world,Continue reading “Creating a Fictional World”

Books on Writing

Over the past year I’ve begun purchasing writing help books. Ones with writing prompts and others that help me learn better techniques to refine my craft. Here are the two I purchased last year and that I would highly recommend. The Writer’s Idea Thesaurus by Fred White https://shopstyle.it/l/bCSEZ I love this book because it providesContinue reading “Books on Writing”

Spotify Playlist for Writing

When I write I find that music helps me concentrate, and I always try to find music that goes with the theme of what I’m writing at the time. In the case of A Royal Mind, I felt it had a Celtic feeling to it and I found a playlist on Spotify that served asContinue reading “Spotify Playlist for Writing”

It’s Almost Time!

In 6 DAYS my first novel A Royal Mind will be published. I am so excited and nervous. I started working on it last year and I used the summer to finish to the first draft before starting back to school in the Fall. I’m glad I did because last semester was one of theContinue reading “It’s Almost Time!”

NanoWriMo Day???

I’ve lost track of my NanoWriMo days. Looking back it probably wasn’t realistic for me to make the goal of writing every day and getting a total of 50,000 words by the end of the month DURING finals. I’ve done my best to keep writing every day or at least every other- but it’s beenContinue reading “NanoWriMo Day???”

My Writing Journey

I thought as I reach the beginning of the final stages in my publishing my novel I’d take time to highlight parts of the journey so far. The Idea The idea for The Legend of Ignis sparked years ago in my imagination. It’s grown and evolved over the years but something finally clicked when IContinue reading “My Writing Journey”

Writing Goals for 2021

Yesterday I talked about my reading goals and today I want to talk about my writing goals for 2021. I’ve already faltered in my writing goals, which I’m not happy about, but it doesn’t mean I can’t pick myself up again and keep trying! #1. Write everyday             It doesn’t have to be much, itContinue reading “Writing Goals for 2021”

How to Plan Your Writing

I have all these wonderful ideas that I’ve let go by the wayside, either because they aren’t possible at the time, I don’t have the time to devote to it, or I become lazy and don’t see it through. I had the wonderful idea of reviewing 25 books for the 25 days of Christmas. WhenContinue reading “How to Plan Your Writing”

Take Time to Write

We’ve all tried new things over this past year with all the time on our hands. We’ve baked bread, we’ve learned new skills, we’ve discovered how much Netlfix we can watch in one day. Me? I decided to write.I’ve kept journals since I was little. Writing is a way for me to vent emotions, getContinue reading “Take Time to Write”