Goals For October

Goals

img_3664-2Welcome back to my blog!

It’s finally October! I can’t believe it’s here already. I’m shocked, SHOCKED!

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Yes, my friends, it is already October. I’m really excited for my birthday which is on the 27. I really want to get an iPad pro and apple pencil to help me improve in digital art. This blog has gotten pretty far and I am hoping to get 100 followers!

Goals for October:

  1. Get 100 followers

  2. Finish Word War

  3. Write a gif post

  4. Get interviewed

  5. Publish my book of poems

  6. Post more art

  7. Start a business

  8. Sell art on Etsy

  9. Start an art shop

  10. Upgrade WordPress

  11. Start a YouTube channel

  12. Work hard on animation course

  13. Start Magazine

  14. Get an Ipad pro

  15. Do another Q+A

  16. Make a collab post.

  17. Review a product.

  18. Post a sketchbook tour.

  19. Write more poetry.

  20. Engage with my readers.

  21. Make more blog friends.

  22. Get graphic design clients.

  23. Post writing tips.

  24. Post more book sneak peeks.

  25. Win more bloggy awards.

So guys that is it for today! Hope you enjoyed. 🙂

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Are you excited for October? What are some of your goals?

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Writing Wednesdays: Characters

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img_3664-2 and Welcome back to my blog!

I’m going to talk about how to make your story characters really come to life! Lets get started.

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1. Talk to your characters;

Talking to your characters may sound weird, but it really works! I talk to my characters all the time. Its fun and helps inspire you!

2. Pretend to be your character:

Try to talk in your characters voice. Live as if you were a certain character. Ask your siblings or friends if you can role-play, you can even role-play by yourself. Develop your characters style.

3. Interview your character;

Ask your character questions. Or let someone else ask your character questions

4. Pay attention to the people around you;

Look around everyday at people near by. Sometimes I even look at strangers and see what they are doing, that helps me develop a character and a story.

5. Be creative!

Being creative is not hard. Creative is scribbling random words onto a piece of paper. Creative is you writing a small poem. Creative is you having fun and trying to write! Have fun and don’t worry about messing up. Their is no wrong way to write! Everyone  has their own style. Be yourself and have fun!

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Did this post help you? Do you have any writing tips? Comment down below!

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Word War Part Two of Chapter One

Sorry for taking forever to write this, I hope you guys enjoy it!


I’m seven and I’m afraid of the dark, because when it’s dark the raiders come. My parents never tell me why the raiders come, I’m not quite sure why. Every night they bang on our door. My parents go to the door and open it. Then the raiders yell at them and threaten them. I can hear their angry curses from my room. I hear my parent’s cries and shrieks.

My parents come into my room. They tuck me in and say goodnight. Placing gentle kisses on my forehead. Then they leave me in the dark silence. I drift into deep slumber.

 

I wake up to shouts of dispute.

“Please!” My mother cries, “Don’t kill him!”

I sit up frozen in my bed.

“Don’t worry, you don’t have to sulk. You’ll be killed next.” A gruff voice replies.

I huddle under my covers. Trying to fall asleep. Hoping everything is a dream.

 

…Eight Years Later…

 

 

 

I ran into the darkness. My boots clashed against the mud. Dirt splattered onto my shirt. I spotted a gray rock in my muffled peripheral vision. I collided with it, causing my body to ache in deep pain. You’re almost there. All the earth whispered. I can’t stop now. I slowly got up, my silent cries filling the sky. The heavy winds forced me to stop, but I kept on pushing through. I stopped abruptly, falling to the ground. I forced myself up and kept on running. I ran further and further into the woods. I was lost. Lost in the wilderness. My heart beat faster as I ran deeper into the forest. Suddenly I lost control. I was so tired. I tried to breathe, but I couldn’t. I was helpless. I slowly sunk into the ground.

I woke up to the sound of birds. I blinked rapidly. Retracing everything that had just happened.

“I should be running.” I scolded myself. I lifted myself up and began to run. After running for about an hour I reached a small pond. Water. Clear water. I smiled.

The sun shone against the clear pond. Birds gathered near and fish leaped into the air.  A bunny hopped by and ran into the lovely meadow that was behind the pond. I was astonished by its beauty, its ordinary yet extraordinary beauty. I knelt against the bay, getting ready to place my hands into the water. Until a horrifying vision appeared in my peripheral vision. A dead man floating out of the water and onto the grassy bay. Strange things cuffed onto his arms and feet. Electrical currents floating into the pond. Sparks rapidly flashing every few seconds. Was he crazy? Water and electric don’t mix. I was afraid and frightened. But I wanted to help him. I remembered learning about CPR when I was younger. It wouldn’t hurt to try. So I walked over to the man. He was wearing a corduroy trench coat. With a compass in his right hand and a pocket watch in the other. I took a deep breath and began to start. After a while, his heart began to beat. Getting faster and faster each second. He blinked rapidly and then his eyes closed to a shut.


 

It’s your turn Starling!

 

 

 

 

Story Idea?

Millie had never seen the sunlight…

It was always dark and the weather was harsh.

Billowing winds, stormy nights. Fear. Loneliness. Sadness.

She grimaced and kicked at the gray sand. Everything was horrid. It was all her fault. She was different from the other Astracals. She was strange… She could read minds…

 

Word War prep

Word War

Characters:

Aris @ awkwardaris is Mira Stark

Saanvi is Ava

Starling is Raven

I am Millie

Blackie Sunshine is Ned Forbes

Lainey is Elise


Please list your characters in the comments like this:

Name; Millie

Age: 14

personality: bubbly, funny, nice, kind, artistic, RANDOM, awesome, friendly, brave fearless.

Looks: Dark brown skin, curly black hair with a lavender streak. Millie is slightly tall for her age. Purple eyes, longish eyelashes.

Extras: Millie has a silver bow and sea foam colored arrows.


Okay, I have no idea how this is going to work XD.

After I get each of the characters information I will write chapter one. Remember, everyone has the creative liberty to control your character in the chapter. Please do not kill others characters in your chapters.

I can’t wait to start!

Ava