"Amusement parks." When you hear the phrase, your mind might dart to the thick, wafting scents of popcorn, soft pretzels, funnel cake, and cotton candy. Your mind may even dash to the stomach motion of roller coaster drops and spins. Your ears, too, could hear the faint, yet piercing echoes of screams and excitable cries … Continue reading The Teachings Of Amusement Parks
Infographics provide an excitement and "newness" factor that a paper and pencil list simply can't exceed. Today, I will be sharing with you a carefully crafted list of infographics that writers should make a priority to read before they outline and write their next book. These infographics do not consist of the typical tossed tricks … Continue reading Infographics To Read Before You Write Your Next Book
October has come and gone, but its spookiness lives and thrives in published stories and novels throughout the other eleven months. Ghosts and goblins are never afraid to present themselves in the middle of February or through the nights of June. Each story genre comes with its own set of rules, standards, and writing technique. … Continue reading The Best Vocabulary To Use While Writing A Thriller
Christmas lights make the month of December glow in nostalgic ways. It is the most luminous and beautiful 31 days of the year. Lights are a common scene to see as you drive down the street or walk through your neighborhood. As popular as holiday cheer and lights are this time of year, the ways … Continue reading Creative Ways To Describe Christmas And Its Lights
Students and writers alike have heard it before. Cue the hand movements and 100pt bold font quotation marks, because - "Said is dead" Teachers and mentors have taught that "said" is overused and to avoid the speech tag at all costs. Later, a piece of paper is slipped in our direction that reveals an in-depth … Continue reading Is “Said” Truly Dead?
Writing is a freeing activity, yet still requires a certain amount of research and planning before fingers touch keys or pencil touches paper. This blog post will not focus on the mundane and most anticipated research. Instead, it will feature websites to make the research and planning a lot more fun. Each of the links … Continue reading Websites To Search Before Writing
We start learning them in elementary school. Maybe second grade, maybe third. English is already molding young minds as we sit in small chairs, feet brushing the floor, only if we're lucky. Fresh lined paper placed on the desk in front and a yellow number two in hand. The teacher stands at the front of … Continue reading The Oxymoron & Alliteration Appeal
Coding is crazy. I mean, seriously. It can be so intense just staring and typing out lines and lines of odd symbols and words that sometimes do not make much sense. It is a concept that can become complex quickly as it continues building off of itself. To all the coders and programmers out there, … Continue reading 5 Things Code Taught Me