Thursday, April 28, 2011

12 Things a Good Writer Does

  1. Drink coffee or tea while writing.
  2. Dress casually.
  3. Look up into the ceiling for ideas.
  4. Take their notebook and  pen/pencil with them everywhere.
  5.  Have creative and non-lame names for characters. ( Lame: Bob, Creative: Charlotte)
  6. Keep a diary
  7. Eat only oranges and sweet treats.
  8. ALWAYS write your thoughts. Especially in this blog : )
  9. Builds a thinker's cap ( literally. Check out tha linkk!)
  10. Makes useless but pretty legit lists like these.
  11. Laugh.
  12. Play cool simulation games such as Sims.

    What do you do as a writer?
    How to make a thinking cap! ~ 

Monday, April 25, 2011

What to do when you're blank of ideas.

A lot of people, either authors or writers, tend all to have the same problem when they're about to publish a fabulous story. They have no idea what to write about. Here are some ideas ans tips.
  • If you're going for the realistic type of thing, look for things around you. Go to the park or some other public place where there's a wide variety of people. 
  • If you're looking for the fantasy or fiction type of story, also go to a public place. Think of things that can't do in real life and use personification. For example, J. K Rowling wrote  the first book of Harry Potter on a train station.
  • If you want to go for something different, try using different perspectives or peculiar characters. (i.e story about two kids getting kidnapped in the view of the kidnapper)
  • Let your imagination run!!!
  • Think of the ending first, and then build up on it.
  • Cut two random photos from the newspaper. Make one picture the ending and the other the beginning.

    If you have any other tips or ideas, please share them with me!