6th Place Laser Tag Champion

Happy Writing Prompt Day! Are you ready to be creative? I am! Sorry about there being no post for Newsy Friday. I was busy kicking 8-year-old butt at laser tag. Well, I came in 6th. The kid who got first place was a Packer fan, so I didn’t mind losing to him.

Today is writing prompt day. It is going to be mythology themed. I just finished reading Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters last night and I will be reviewing it tomorrow, so tune in!

The prompt is this: Choose a fairy tale, myth, or old story that you are familiar with. Now give it a modern day application. You know how every chick flick is some kind of remake of Cinderella? Even “10 Things I Hate About You” was a spin off of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. So choose your favorite bedtime story and find a way to modernize it. How would these characters act in real life? What jobs would they have? Are they going through a rough divorce that gets a little out of control? Get creative!

Remember, if you want to turn your story/poem/whatever into something a little more professional and you’re looking for a fresh pair of eyes, send your work to me! Check in my “About” section for my contact information.

 

Happy Writing!

 

Sarah

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Wendig is my favorite life-coach.

NaNoWriMo is cool and all, but 350 words a day is a lot easier to accomplish than 1,000. Most writers take at least a year to write their book if they take it seriously. Hell, Tolkien spent 30 years writing his back story before he even completed The Lord of the Rings. Chuck Wendig gives would-be-novelists the fool proof method for becoming actual novelists in 1 year’s time. He does this in a hilarious, vulgar, no-nonsense way that anyone with a funny bone can understand.

“Life intrudes upon you. It kicks down the door and stomps all over a writer’s practical aspirations to write. Kids. Dogs. A full-time job. A part-time job. Cleaning. Cooking. Pubic grooming. Xenomorph invasion. Hallucinations. Masturbation. LIQUOR AND MONKEY WRESTLING.” Chuck Wendig

Who doesn’t get distracted by liquor and monkey wrestling?

Wendig is a master of crude imagery that is so hilarious it forces you to keep reading just so you can see what other naughty language comes out of his mouth. Or his fingers… he’s typing.

His plan is completely achievable. It does, however, give many of us a right kick in the ass. He says that any person who doesn’t devote themselves to writing 350 words per day will only ever be “aspiring” and never a real writer. This is something that I agree with completely. 91,000 words in 1 year? Hell yeah!

So if you need a solid laugh, an inspirational kick in the ass, or a new plan for writing that novel that’s been banging against your skull and demanding to be written, take a look at Wendig’s rules for writing. He’ll tell you how to get things done.

This is my writer’s resource for the week. Let’s get going! Who is up for the challenge?

Much love and inspiration,

Sarah

Click HERE to go to Chuck Wendig’s blog and writing plan: