Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Relax and Write

Don't just stare at it....Your overthinking!

Start by picking up that pen or pencil and begin writing nonsense or words that rhyme. If not that, then draw a scene. Whatever comes gently to your mind, don't force it. It can be this easy to get your brain into the flow....relax, but don't walk away without filling that page.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Learn to Love your Characters.

To write a story, you must create characters. Whether they are villains based on people that have wronged you in your life or past loves.or even yourself, you must learn to love them, to know them intimately, in order to write them.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Based on the Book....

I think we all know what this means. How many times have you read a book, and was so impressed, went to see the movie? Never......and I mean NEVER expect the movie to be as good as the book.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Be Ruthless

“Be ruthless about protecting writing days, i.e., do not cave in to endless requests to have ‘essential’ and ‘long overdue’ meetings on those days. The funny thing is that, although writing has been my actual job for several years now, I still seem to have to fight for time in which to do it. Some people do not seem to grasp that I still have to sit down in peace and write the books, apparently believing that they pop up like mushrooms without my connivance.” 
~ J.K. Rowling ~

Friday, May 1, 2015

Selling for Close to $400.00 on Amazon for a Paperback!

This French classic Science Fiction translated into English, Stephan Wul's Fantastic Planet (Oms En Série) is an inspiration for the award-winning 1973 animated film La Planète Sauvage (Fantastic Planet).

Synopsis: The last surviving humans are taken from Earth to the planet Ygam by the Draags, a race of blue-skinned, red-eyed giants. Here they become known as oms, used as pets and servants or regarded as rodents. But little by little, led by a young man named Terr who is a born leader with superior intelligence, the oms regain their thirst for liberty and rise up against the Draags to affirm their humanity in the face of oppression. This deceptively simple story-line is vividly depicted by author Stephan Wul with fantastic detail and a stirring mythopoetic resonance. The film Fantastic Planet won the Grand Prix at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival and remains a mind-bending entertaining touchstone of counterculture art.

Unfortunately the price leaves a lot of fans in the dust.

Teri Saya

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Writing Tip #148 - Bring Your Story to Life

While there are some stories that move along at a breakneck speed, without any gaps in time or breaks (The Hunger Games being a good example), this is not true of most stories. 

This is why it’s important to learn how to transition between the different points in your story while “filling in the blanks” about what happened between point A and point B. 

That’s not to say that you want to completely summarize the events that occurred in that space of time (though that is a possibility). What usually works best is to reveal small tidbits here and there - that’s just enough to bring a dose of reality to your story without bogging them down with details. 

For example, in Harry Potter you get this a lot as the characters take a minute here or there to talk about their homework or think about things that have happened since the last chapter. Most chapters actually take place weeks apart, until you get to the later books where things are packed in a little tighter. 

The point in all this being, unless it’s a very action-oriented plot (as is the case with THG), it actually breaks the suspension of disbelief a bit to have one thing happening right on top of another, and etc., etc. Building in these breaks and transitions, and then throwing in a few little details to remind your readers that the characters were still going about their ordinary lives when the reader wasn’t looking, help to bring your story to life.

This tip is from legit-writing-tips on Tumblr

Monday, January 5, 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015