06 12 / 2013
Solo in a theatre about watch a late night showing of Hunger Games… I loved the books. Hope it’s good.
Sometimes I don’t mind watching movies alone, it’s not like you talk to others when you’re watching it… At least you’re not supposed to.
(Hold up… Previews are about to start)
So I’m in the theater at The Grove and Peeta is saying the speech to District 11, puts down the prepared speech and begins to speak from the heart… Then the screen short circuits out.
I thought it was apart of the movie, but the projector really broke, yo!
Guess President Snow really didn’t want us to see that part.
06 12 / 2013
Most aspriring writers look for writing advice from the best authors ever. I do that too. But my personal favorite writing tips came from an author that many people actually dislike: Stephenie Meyer.
When I was sixteen I read something on her website that helped me a lot as a writer. I saved it at the time, but I just checked and it’s still on there. Her advice was the following:
"Here’s a tip that really helped me with book two and three: forget writing in order. With New Moon and Eclipse, I wrote out whichever scenes I was interested in, rather than starting at the beginning and working through to the end. I wrote most of the books in scenes, and then went back later and tied the scenes together. It cut out a lot of writer’s block to write whatever part I was most interested in at the time. And it makes it easy to finish. By the time you get around to writing the less exciting transitions, expositions, and descriptions, you already have so much done! You can see a full novel coming together, and that’s very motivating. (But you really need an outline to work that way—to keep from getting lost!)” via
She is completely right. This helped me so much!
I love her writing tips because they work really well for me. Here’s a summary:
- Write for yourself, have fun and don’t even worry about what others are going to think about it, because they aren’t going to see it (yet).
- Focus on your characters, know them as well as if they were your siblings. And not just the main characters - all of them. You must know everything about them.
- Outline your story but don’t stay fixated on it. If you need to change it up, just do it, don’t stress about your original outlining.
- Write the scenes you want to write first and tie everything together later.
Have you ever tried writing out of order? Did it work for you?
Feel free to submit your favorite writing tips if you want.