Monday, September 26, 2011

Writing Prompts



In creative writing class we do prompts every period when we are not in workshop day. I find them to be helpful, and fun to do. They lead to new story ideas, and characters. New scenes to put in stories, and what can I say I love to write!

There is one book I am itching to get my hands on soon called Writing Fiction Step by Step: by Josip Novakovich. I love the book, and I borrowed it from the library. I skimmed through it, and noticed it has nothing but writing prompts and exercises. I loved it, and I hope to get it to try them out.

I will show you an example of a writing prompt that led me to plan another character for my book.

Prompt:Picture a  young girl on the road, how is she feeling? what does she look like? How can you tell her age besides her look? Is she sitting or standing? Why is she there? What does she have with her to make her valuable?

You are supposed to act like a camera lens for this exercise, and not show any inner emotions. The sentences are mixed up, and I might have left a few other things out. This is the end result:

A girl alone on the road: 18 years old running away from a witch coven. I can tell by how afraid she is, and she is sitting. She is scared Road in the middle of the desert. A witch trying to run away from a bad coven. She is going to meet with the good witches so they can save her. Has a book of powerful spells.

There is more, but you get the idea. Writing prompts can help you by making you come up with a new scene, characters, and  situations which is why I love using them. I will post more of my examples of the writing prompts I am doing especially when I buy Writing Fiction Step by Step By: Josip Novakovich. I will be reviewing that book, and in detail because it will help me as a writer.

Until next time,
Wolfdreamer25  

Friday, September 23, 2011

Why Revenge?

Another thought occurred to me why write about revenge? It is a touchy subject to some people. One thing is for sure some people out there have all been wronged one way or another. People deal with ways over being wronged in different ways for instance I write about it. Some people have the gift of letting it go, and getting over it quickly. Some people don’t though. 

There are people that don’t think about how to get back at them and make them pay, but I do. It is not a good thing though to do that because some say it is giving them power over you.

The reason why people do not get revenge is simply because of fear that they will get sent to jail or worse. There are ways around it though if you think about it hard enough. If you write about it without using their names or appearances you can definitely get away with it. Some people do deserve to get their revenge. Bully victims should be able to get back at their aggressors because if they did less people would be bullied.


I love to write about revenge because there are many people out there that deserved to get it served to them. I write for the victims of bullying, and I write it because I am one of the writers crazy enough to go there. I love getting back at people.

I do not do it in real life because it is not worth it. Those people are not worth paying attention to either. I have it stay in the story world, and I love making stories where people get what they deserve because I see too many people in real life getting away with it.

I write about it to get back at those people who do mean things, and people who do crimes and get away with it.  My character loves getting back at people especially the mean high school girls who bully people to death to the point where the victims kill themselves. I have the most fun with revenge stories, and I will hopefully have a collection dedicated to revenge out soon. 

Until next time,
Wolfdreamer25

Friday, September 16, 2011

Rage and Writing..

Rage and Writing:
I have been thinking about emotions. Ones like rage in particular. I have built up a lot over the years. After being bullied, lied to, backstabbed, betrayed, and controlled I built up pent up rage. Instead of being depressed. Rage made me hate people and crowds. The littlest thing used to set me off. I did not want to go to a psychologist because they did not help.

I had absolutely no way in my mind to deal with it. I told my mom everything, and that is when I found a way to deal with it. Mom told me to write about it, and I did.

Afterward I felt so much better because I finally found a way to deal with my rage. I am a lot better now because I turned it into something creative instead of destructive.

I can deal with crowds better, and the only time I hate people is when they are rude back. I rarely go into rage mode, and when I do I write out a scene where the person gets it, or I turn the situation around. I like to use writing as therapy, and it is way cheaper. Here is a helpful way to deal with rage:

1. Write down the situation and why it made you angry.

2. Then turn it around and make it the way you wanted it to go.

3. If it is a person that made you mad with rage use them in a story, and have them get what they deserve.

4. Laugh at the reason why you were like that especially if the person was not worth thinking about.

5. Tell yourself you have better things to do then letting a childish, immature person get to you.

Those are some of the steps I take to deal with it. How about you how do you deal with situations and people that fill you up with rage? How do you deal with it period?  

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Changing my story description..And other future blog posts.

Today I was thinking about my book, and the reason why it did not sell that much. I thought about my description, and realized how boring it sounded. I decided to change it. So it went from this:

The Killer Contract Agency, hires bully victims to eliminate and kill their tormentors. The Agency has invented a machine to predict how they grow up, and the bullies are members of the Malian race.

Salina was bullied to the point where she was almost killed, and the Agency finds her, and hires her to take them out one by one.

To this finally:
Salina was bullied too much, and The Killer Contract Agency invented a machine that can predict what people will grow up to become which is why they hired Salina. Her bullies are going to grow up to commit horrible crimes. Now she is allowed to get her revenge. Join her as she takes down 13 of the bullies on her hit list. Using various weapons and disguises to do the deeds. Thanks to the Killer Contract Agency she is now allowed to get her revenge without being sent to jail.

In other news there is a post coming up that lists all the writing related books I have, and I will be doing reviews on them as well. Another future blog post will be on writing prompts since I am taking a creative writing class, and we are doing writing prompts during class. The prompts are so fun I have used them as starting points for stories. I will list the prompt, and the work that I produce because of it.
Until next time,
Wolfdreamer25

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Good Magazines for Writers

Good magazines for writers:

I have been getting a few writing related magazines for a while, and I think they have really good articles that are writing related. The two magazines I get are: The Writer and Writer’s Digest.

I love them both because of the helpful articles they have. I am going to do a separate review on both of them because I love them in their own ways. Some articles even feature advice from big time authors. The magazines give helpful tips regarding every part of the writing process such as plot, character, setting, and advice on query letters and sometimes handling rejections. I am taking my time with the review, and reviewing every issue I have to help you see why I cannot wait to get another issue of them.

Until next time,
Wolfdreamer25