Since I've never been late for a Teens Can Write, Too! post (though, I am sad to mar my record), I think we can let me off that I'm a day late on the schedule. And I'll see what I can do with my busy bee status. And the irony is that this is one … Continue reading TCWT: From Classical to Alternative – What Music Fuels Me?
Q&A: Starting Is the Hard Part (Or, How to Get Creatively Re-Inspired)
Over at the Teens Can Write, Too blog (which has great writing tips for those of us who aren’t teens as well!), they’re talking about rebooting one’s writing creativity after a hiatus, be that from editing or simply not-writing. Useful and pragmatic. 🙂
Quick side note before the post: today, TCWT is participating in action/2015, a global campaign (in conjunction with the organization Save The Children and supported by the UN) that encourages young people to speak out with a unified voice against issues of extreme poverty, gender inequality, and climate change. If you have some time, I encourage you to check out this page I made with more details about the campaign and how to help out. See that here.
Hi everyone! Today I’m doing something a little different–a mini Q&A. As I’ve mentioned before, you can always email questions to the TCWT team, and, considering this blog is dedicated to helping out awesome writers in any way we can, we love being able to offer some advice. We’ve gotten some great questions, but, with the author’s permission, I’ve decided to answer this one in particular on the blog because I know it’s something that…
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TCWT: By the Examples of Books
It’s time for December’s Teens Can Write, Too! blog chain post (and I almost forgot!). This month’s prompt was: “What works of fiction have taught you by example, and what did they teach you?” In a way, this is a very difficult and very simple question to answer, and I don’t know how much I’m … Continue reading TCWT: By the Examples of Books
TCWT: Who am I? AKA Companions, Robots, and…Hats
It’s Teen’s Can Write, Too! blog chain for this month, and the prompt was “What characters are you most like?” Once again, you have a lot of freedom with this topic. While the character(s) you choose should hopefully come from a published work, it can be from pretty much any type; book, movie, musical, short … Continue reading TCWT: Who am I? AKA Companions, Robots, and…Hats
TCWT: WTCB has a Script and Other Ex-Libris Problems
I guess I started my original writing career as a script-writer. In one of those "where do you think you're going to be in ten years? Dream job, something you'd like to do, and the probable alternative" (one wonders if this is a healthy thing to ask eleven-year-olds), I listed 'playwrite' as one job in the … Continue reading TCWT: WTCB has a Script and Other Ex-Libris Problems
TCWT: My Role in a Fictional World
This month’s Teens Can Write, Too! Blog chain prompt was an unusual one, though not one that hasn’t been considered by every person who ever loved reading: Which fictional world would you most like to be a part of, and what role do you think you would fulfil within it? How would you make your … Continue reading TCWT: My Role in a Fictional World
(TCWT) Character Therapy…But For Whom?
The Teens Can Write, Too! blog-chain prompt this month of July was *clears throat*: “Take any character from one of your books and put them in a therapy session.” For this, something I never know how to approach (I saw a similar prompt some time ago, but I passed on it at that point, not … Continue reading (TCWT) Character Therapy…But For Whom?
(TCWT) A Letter to Billy-Ray
March's Teens Can Write, Too! blog chain is to 'Write a letter to an antagonist'. Eer, yeah, I'm not sure that that was going to happen, but then I ended up being put down. On Mother's Day of all days. So, anyhoo, I'm writing this on the Saturday, in my own *precious* editing time. And, point … Continue reading (TCWT) A Letter to Billy-Ray
(TCWT) The Book That Changed My Life
Every writer has books that have inspired them, tickled their fancy, amused and changed them, but the difficulty is in pinning down one certain book that changes everything (and I mean everything about what we know of the world). That's difficult, to say simply one. This month's Teen Can Write, Too! blog chain prompt suggested … Continue reading (TCWT) The Book That Changed My Life