Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Finish Strong

So this is my last week of school! Yay for me, I guess. But with the last week of school comes finals. So this week all I have to say is: Finish strong. Something my teachers have been saying for the past two weeks. But it applies to more than just finals. It applies to every day life.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

So last night I got to read aloud one of my poems and it was amazing! If you ever get the chance to do that I highly recommend it!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Write What You Know

   Write what you know. Or at least, a seed of what you know. This is because even the smallest details all help to make the story feel real. And to get those small details right, you really need to understand what you're talking about.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Flaw?


Flaw?

Cold,
Broken,
Shattered,
That is how you left me.

Heart raw;
As if I’m a flaw.
That’s what it feels like,
When you flaunt her around
Teasing:
Smiling:
Giggling.

Is it all for show?
It isn’t you.

You are kind,
Taking people as they are
Giving care,
To those who need it.
Standing for what is right,
Not just for show.
But for all
Those who can’t
You give hope.

But hope
Is what you took from me.
Why?
Am I really a flaw?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Blah blah blah!!!!!!

Okay, so.....
I have absolutely no idea what I'm going to write today. My mind is blank.
...
I just got a job so I'm pretty stoked about that. Umm... Oh, yesterday I was working on my mixed media art project and I got a piece of glass in my finger. I'm using a broken mirror as my canvas. It's weird how something so small can hurt so much!!!
That like a 10 second recap of my life and now I still don't know anything else to write about, which is why you are now reading this.
Sorry, next week will be better. I would promise, but if something happens I don't want to have lied to you.
Oh and here's a song I like by a band I love!
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYgDPCY7lus

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Post

Okay, so my post this week is Devour! Hope you like it! :)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Commas

My favorite punctuation mark has got to be the comma. Commas are awesome because they can combine sentences like no other. They can fix run-ons and fragments. They can even add dramatic affect (although periods and ellipses work much better). If you have ever read any of my essays or stories you will see the mass number of times I use a comma. I mainly use them because they can make your writing full of variating sentence lengths, which makes your words flow better. So go forth and use commas! Okay, that was ridiculous sounding, but you get what I mean!

Zoo

Sorry that I forgot to blog last week. But I didn't have much to say besides moneys are really cool. I say this because I was at the Portland Zoo. I will be blogging another post today, but this is just for last week. http://www.oregonzoo.org/

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Similess

    Similes are probably one of the easiest forms of elements of literature. They use use 'like' or 'as' to compare to things, making them easier then metaphors. Similes can add humor or love to a seemingly boring item. They add color and light to your words. They make your tale more vivid and relatable. Just be care not to over do it. Also, try not to make your similes noticeable, you want them to just flow with your words.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

DRUNK!!! I don't think so!

I'm sorry I just gotta get this off my chest. So today I was texting one of my friends, and suddenly she says she's drunk! I was like WHAT!!!!????? I then proceeded to tell her all of the things that could go wrong with that decision. Like, if you started to drive, you could kill yourself or some one else. Or both of you. It raises your blood pressure. Drink too much and you can get alcohol poisoning and possibly die. Plus, shes only 14!
She told me I sounded like a mom or the health teacher. I told her, "Good, you need it!"
Again sorry about my random rant here, but I just had to say something! Oh, and in case any one is wondering no she doesn't go to RPA.


REMEMBER NO DRINKING, TEENS!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Value of Words

   Short words, long words, fancy words, plain words. There are many different types of words, each with its own value. It's great to use bigger words in your writing, but don't over do it. You can confuse the reader, lose meaning, and sound egoistical. Short word definitely have their place. One of my teachers, Mr. West, once said, ' Don't use a 75 cent word when a five cent word will do.'  I can see the beauty in that. Plus no one wants to sound pompous, save that for the character you want everyone to hate. Like Tom in The Great Gatsby... I mean really, who doesn't want to have at least one good swing at him? 
   Some students make the mistake of using big words they don't really know, to make the teacher think they really tried hard. The problem? They end up using them incorrectly. Which only agitates the teachers and actually has the reverse affect of trying to impress them.
   Oh and never miss-use this word: pulchritudinous- physical beauty. Teachers really hate it when you write it mean that something protrudes. Oh and paltry and sultry.... ehhh, yeah. Definitely consult a dictionary before you turn in a paper, because Microsoft won't recognize anything is wrong, because those are words. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Love

   What is love? Well technically, it's when a bunch of chemicals mix together in your brain. But that's not what most people would say. "Love is knowing that you have never trusted anyone more with your life and heart before. It's feel safe," that's what one person said that asked, and I think that she definitely has thought this through before. Love can be describe different by different people, however, the basis of love is always the same. That's why it can be  so hard to convey in a story, while at the same time so easy.
   In the end, I'd have to say that its the small details that matter the most. The small gestures are the ones that remain forever. I once heard of an old man who bought flowers for his wife every day. Even though she is dead now, he still buys the flowers and places them on her grave. That's commitment. That's love. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Writers Block

   As writers we have all hit writer's block at one time or another. My advice is to put it away and come back to it in a few days. This allows you to refresh your vision and mind. It gives you a clear perspective on the topic on hand. This doesn't always help, I'm not going to lie, but it can be very helpful. Sometimes I've come back two years later and finished the tale. Is this bad? I think not. Writing is a mind of its own. Flow with it. Don't force something that just just fight well because you're impatient.
   If you are writing an essay for school, I definitely don't recommend wait until the last second. It never ends well. One of my teacher advises to have it finished at least one week before it's due. It gives you time edit and revise.
   I'm writing a story about a dangerous love and I totally hit a block. I'm still not sure what to do, but in time I will. Even if it means starting over. But if anyone has any ideas for a story involving a "good-girl" and the son of a mob boss, I would really appreciate it! :)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

poem on Figment

 I found this little gem and just couldn't wait to share it. It's a little saddening but the writing is beautiful. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did. figment.com/books/190820-Chasing-Your-Phantom

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What It's All About

   I am probably one of the most chaotic writers there is. I have been twenty pages in and totally changed the story, form the inside, out. But if you think about it, that's what writing is all about. It's about changing your mind thirty thousand times and not knowing where you're going. Not knowing where your characters are going to end. That's all part of the fun.
   Outlines change as you actually begin writing it out. All I can say is let it. Let it build itself. Become better then before. Otherwise, it will sound cheesy because you forced it. Do cheesy and cliche stories have their place? Yes. But as a norm? No. Why? Because it sounds fake, it gives no real hope for the soul. People read to gain hopes and dreams, but if it is to perfect, the reader subconsciously acknowledges that it could never happen in real life. Therefore, tearing them down not up. I once entered a contest where the only guidelines were that it had to be cliche and also be under 500 words, I have since added an additional 69 words. It was quite a challenged mentally. I kept wanting to make it more realistic, but I couldn't. I think it was pretty good in the end though. But then again, who am I to say? http://figment.com/books/131702-I-Hate-You-