6 Things Reeders Cach in You’re Writing…

‘Ello!

So, writing the second draft of my book, titled Imprint currently, is making me realize all the little things that make a book a great book. 🙂

So here are six things I’ve try to consider while revising (and editing!) my writing.

  1. Characters

Characters, characters, characters. They are the ingredient to a fantastic story. If you’re characters are boring or dull, your book will fall flat, no matter how well-thought out and brilliant your plot is.

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Readers want interesting, unique characters! Not just two dimensional minions that do the writer’s bidding. 😛

This was actually something I struggled with in my novel. Because I had an amazing plot, (or…at least I thought so…) But my characters were none existent. Hopefully I’ve fleshed them out better the second time round… 🙂

2. Style

A writer’s writing style is what gives feeling to a story. Here is a simple, some what boring sentence:

“Sally went to the store to buy bread.”

Oh bread…you’re not boring!

Now, if you were writing, say, a comedy, you would probably try to make this sentence a little more humorous:

“Sally skipped to the Super-Market to buy the fluffy bread her mother liked.”

Or if you were writing a mysterious story:

“Sally crept to the store, waiting for her chance to slink in, unnoticed, and buy some bread with the stolen money.”

Okay, I’ll stop with the bread… 🙂

I’m given a totally different feel with all of these sentences. And that’s just what I would want as a writer. I want my readers to feel the sadness, happiness, or anger in my writing.

3. Setting

This is especially important in the beginning chapters of your book. Because this is when your reader will feel most lost. They’re waiting to be pulled into a different world, to be in on all the action.

And that’s hard when you don’t know where you are.

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4. Descriptions

I know lots of people feel differently about this subject, but for me personally, I want to be given just enough description that I can get a feel for whatever the thing looks like, but the info isn’t being piled onto me. If my descriptions go on and on for sentences, I try to condense it into at least two sentences.

But that’s just me. If you love long lavish descriptions, go for it! 😉

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5. Dialogue

This is really important, because this is what helps your readers learn about your characters. A lot of your character’s personality and temperament comes out in dialogue. It’s a window to their inner workings.

Me? I love fun and witty dialogue. And it’s fun to write too! And the best part is, you can go back and make it perfect, unlike in real life. 😉

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Yes, Pooh. Yes we can. 🙂

6. Grammar

Yeah, yeah, BORING. But good grammar shows you know what you’re doing, and readers (especially Grammar Nazis!) will appreciate this all the more. 😛

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Plus it helps with publishing! 🙂

Well, I hope you enjoyed this post! And these are just my thoughts. I didn’t intend to be rude, if I did!

Post again soon! ❤

Infinity Award!!!

First of all, I’d like to thank Madi over at TheBookOwl for nominating me! THANK YOU! 🙂

Now, to get on to the questions!

Who is your best blogging friend?

Well…Let’s see!

Madison@TheBookOwl

Proverbs31Teen@TheWorldoftheWriter

and

Deborah@TheRoadofaWriter

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🙂

What is the best book cover you’ve ever seen?

Honestly…it’s this one:

Stitching Snow

It’s just so PRETTY!
What’s your favorite slang word?

I don’t know…I really don’t use that much slang…Oh! I say ‘sup a lot…

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If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be?

I want an owl. Really badly.

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Favorite flower?

My namesake. I think roses are so, so beautiful. ❤

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Scariest roller coaster/ride you’ve ever been on?

I think the scariest ride I’ve ever been on is the tilt-a-whirl. XD I’m really just not at all the type of person who rides those kinds of rides…

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Favorite Disney movie?

Oh man…I can’t choose just one! Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen, Meet the Robinsons, The Little Mermaid, Enchanted…the list goes on…;)

Book you want made into a movie?

THE LUNAR CHRONICLES!!! This would be an AWESOME movie if they did it right.

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Favorite piece of jewelry?

Honestly, I like using keychains and necklace charms. Yeah…I just take off the big clip and then slip them onto a chain.

……… ❤ ……… (it’s supposed to be a necklace…but I failed miserably…)

Savory or Sweet snacks? Which ones?

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All time favorite movie?

….I don’t know if I could choose…but…

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How could you not love this movie? ❤

Thank you again, Madi for nominating me! ❤ 🙂

And now…I nominate:

Proverbs31Teen@TheWorldoftheWriter

and

Deborah@TheRoadofaWriter

You guys are great!!!

Descendants // A Movie Review

Hello!

I just watched Descendants, so I thought I’d give you a little review! 🙂

When I first saw this, I thought Oh great, another cheesy Disney channel movie…

It is pretty cheesy, but a good kind of cheesy. Like the kind that entertains you even though sometimes you’re cringing a bit. 😛

I thought the characters were well portrayed and the casting was good. Plus, WOW they are good dancers!

There was a lot of singing and I felt that it was unnecessary, the movie would’ve been perfectly fine without it.

But all in all, this is a fun watch. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

I rate it 4/5 stars.

15 Facts About Me

So…um…ehehehe…

Sorry about not posting… things got a little…crazy…

But, since I turned fifteen a few days ago, I thought I would give 15 Facts About Me!

1. I don’t like chocolate…

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Please don’t hurt me!

2. I have a very hyper dog and a very naughty cat

Well…I can’t take a picture of my dog because she won’t sit still long enough for me to take one, and I don’t even know where my cat is…

3. I am a HUGE Marvel geek

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😉

4. I am really sarcastic…like…really…

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5. I have very frizzy hair…

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6. I live with my mom, dad, and three siblings

Can’t really show you a picture of us either… :\

7. I am an INFJ

If you’d like to learn more about that the rare INFJ click here 😉

8. I absolutely LOVE music

My favorites would take to long to list…so everybody dance!

Emma Stone Dancing

Or not…

9. I am a Disney-lover

Fangirling

And don’t forget Pixar too!

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10. My favorite color is BLUE

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If you remember this video, you’re cool. 🙂

11. I am a Night-Owl

OMG OWL!

Don’t get to excited… 😛

12. I am equally left and right brained

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13. I have OCD…pretty badly…

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14. I am a homeschooler and proud 🙂

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And lastly 15. I am a Christian.

❤ ❤ ❤

I hope you enjoyed the post, and will excuse my non-posting-of-tags week.

I’ll post again soon!

🙂