Writing Exercise…

Today’s writing exercise is to write a setting  based on the most beautiful place you’ve ever seen. This should be really fun! Here’s a sample of some descriptive words that could be used:

  • alluring
  • appealing
  • charming
  • dazzling
  • serene
  • gorgeous
  • tranquil
  • splendid
  • stunning
  • superb
  • breathtaking
  • radiant
  • magnificent
  • glorious

The ocean was a breathtaking shade of blue. The alluring sound of the waves lapped at the shore as I gazed into the tranquil sunset that was stunning colours of orange and pink.

See what you can come up with and use descriptive words to give your story some depth and transport the reader to the most beautiful place you’ve ever seen.

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How to get published…

In the last post we talked about how to get rejected…let’s focus on the positive in this post and speak on how to get published!

  • BE ORIGINAL-Publishers want fresh ideas that stand out! This INCLUDES a re-telling of an old story in a fresh and original way! Look at all the remakes happening right now…
  • Use Charm, Humour, Satire-The Simpsons is a perfect example of satire and how to use it properly. Be charming, be funny and be yourself!
  • Use Playfulness-Write something totally outrageous like I want an elephant for my birthday and let the story get crazy…I wanted an elephant for my birthday so I went to the pet store…I brought the elephant home and let him sleep in my tree house… I cooked him 38 pancakes for breakfast the next day…etc. Make it BIGGER and BIGGER! A la mastermind Robert Munsch!
  • Be Sensible-When writing your query letter and don’t send things multiple times to the same publisher or to different agents in the same agency-keep track of your submissions.
  • We Need This Book-Write something SO dazzling that you make publishers say, “We NEED this book!”
  • Stay True-To yourself and to your writing, write what YOU want to write about!
  • Self Publish- If you have a story that you believe in TELL IT! Self publish and market it well and you could make and KEEP a lot of money.

Best of luck everyone…you don’t need luck, just write and write well!

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There will come a day…