Forks Vibes Activated

Sooo, Midnight Sun came out and the 14-year-old living rent free inside of me just took control over my brain? I put everything on hold and started rereading the entire Twilight Saga while I waited for my copy of the new book and it is a lot of pages, folks, but it’s also sort of magical to dive back into the world that was my OBSESSION as a teen.

Needless to say, my Forks vibes have been activated and I spent the whole week listening to ASMRs of rain of window panes and howling wolves or soundtracks from the movies, I avoid the sun at all costs and only take walks when it’s gray or dark, and obviously it’s all just as healthy as it was when I was 16. Continue reading “Forks Vibes Activated”

Top 5 Books I Read During Quarantine

When the lockdown began, I was all: THIS IS THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO WRITE 3 BOOKS AND READ A MILLION MORE!

Of course, I read less than I usually do because mental health and quarantine do not go together. But I’m finally finding my rhythm again, which is great news! And I still read quite a few books, considering, including some new favorites!

Anyway, here are the top 5 books I read during this weirdly awesome and terrifying time.

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I was gone for so long and I don’t even have an excuse?

HI.

How do we do this again?

This will be a short one, just to apologize, I guess? This pandemic really freaked me out when it all began and my lockdown was … Let’s just say I learned a lot about myself.

But, hey! I am back! And I swear I intend to stick around this time. I feel like I’ll need to change a lot of things around this blog first because I honestly feel like I’m writing a guest post right now. But this could be good! Like someone really wise once said:

change is good

Anyway, I’ll be figuring out the logistics of my posting schedule soon, but the content will obviously be about the same themes. Reading, writing, and travelling. (Whooops, guess there won’t much travelling in the next year what with the apocolypse and all.)

I HOPE EVERYBODY IS OKAY AND THAT QUARANTINE TREATED (OR TREATS) YOU WELL. Let me know below how you’re doing! Would love to catch up! 🙂

Day 7 // Voice

Finding your voice as a writer may seem daunting, but it’s something you have to think about before starting a novel, or chances are your voice is going to change throughout the book, and that means a lot of rewriting.

So how do you find your author voice?

For today’s topic, I’ve scoured the internet for articles that stood out from the usual write every day piece of advice While this is should definitely be taken seriously, we’ve heard it before. We know.

My favorite post on voice was the following: 5 Ways to Develop Your Writer’s Voice, by Jennifer Louden.

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Day 6 // Setting

There’s nothing more annoying than being a couple of pages into a book and still have no idea where the story is taking place. I don’t need to know the exact geographical coordinates, I don’t even need to know the city the characters live in, I just want to be able to picture them somewhere.

It’s called settting the scene.

And it’s important to do it from page one. The reader needs to feel like he’s right there in with the characters so he feels compelled to keep reading.

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Day 5 // The Hook

Yesterday, we discussed the importance of the first sentence, but I believe the hook is even more important than that first line. A book becomes a page-turner when a writer has the ability to hook us and to keep us hooked.

Today, I’m going to talk about that hook. For this post, I’ve selected an article from the Writer’s Digest that I absolutely adore: 10 Ways to Hook your Reader (and Reel them in for Good).

I went through those ten ways, (which are more like steps, really) and tried to see how Suzanne Collins, consciously or not, used those steps in The Hunger Games (a book that hooked me from page one to the very last).

Here goes.

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Day 1 // Favorite First Chapters

The very first season of TEN DAYS OF WRITING has officially started, and we’re kicking off this thing with the theme of Beginnings (how fitting, Audrey)! Here’s how this is going to work:

Every day (from March 1st to 10th) a post about book beginnings will go up of AWA at precisely 8AM. (Yes, this is also a test to my self-discipline.)

Each post will tackle a branch of this wonderful theme and end with a little prompt or question to get you writing! You can set yourself a personal goal of how long or how many words you want to write each day during this challenge. (Personally, I’ve decided to challenge myself to write for half an hour every morning before work.)

*PLUS, you can take part in my personal wordcount tracker sheet, so we can all motivate ourselves to keep going!*

Here’s what’s on the menu for the ten days to come!

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lifeless

it was like that

it was lungs so fragile they could rip

and a heart so angry it would grip

it was like this

it was leaves on the ground so lifeless

and the urge to kneel down and notice

 

 

 

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