Dearest reader, here I present Creative Writing Awards to some most worthy recipients. I beseech you check out their blogs at The Horns of Elfland and Hidden Universe (Box of Tales). The Story-Eyed Scribblers Writing Association is honored to present the following Creative Writing Awards to… Laura The Sincerity Award…because you are so willing to … Continue reading S11–The CW Awards!
ROUND-ROBIN STORY RULES 1) You can only type up to three sentences at a time. 2) Put your last name in parentheses after your post (GAINES). 3) At least one other person must post before you can post again; no back-to-back posts. 4) Shoot for cohesiveness as much as possible and avoid "competing" with each … Continue reading S10–A Beagle, a Giant, and a Grandma
Dearest reader, this is a collection of the first and last phrases in a random assortment of books. The first six titles belong to books on my reading list, while the last four name just a few of my favorite reads. The Count of Monte Cristo Alexander Dumas On the 24th of February, 1815, … Continue reading S9–First and Last Words
Here lies, floats, flies--you get the idea--the scene of Ian's arrest from his point of view and not Vera's. Enjoy this extra bit of information! Here's the original scene: Chapter V (Actually Completion of Chapter IV) Pitch blackness shrouded the interior of the shack. Lying on his cot, Ian stared into the inky … Continue reading S6–Arrested
This darling classmate of mine, Elissa, has Ghost written Chapter 5 of For the Love of Elaine…AND I ADORE IT <3. Such an honor, Elissa!
This week’s challenge was to ghostwrite a chapter for a fellow classmate’s novella! I decided not to do something from my own novella’s genre, so that cut out all the fantasy novels (sniff). Instead, I chose For the Love of Elaine by Abby (check her out on Harvest of Stars!), a fictional murder mystery set in the 1930s. Besides the fact that we currently have the same blog theme, I wanted to see if I could imitate her luxuriant, dramatic writing style, which I find inspiring. I hope my attempt does her justice.
Intro: young, kind Elaine Whitney, an orphan cared for by the butler on Chadwick Estate, has just been murdered. In this chapter, we jump into the head of the young gardener, Ian Donald, the evening after the murder. I expanded Ian’s backstory and wrote this with the assumption that he is innocent.
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Hello all! This week I was tasked with ghost writing Chapter 5 of someone's novella. I chose dear Laura's Only a Pawn. Let me explain that I was focusing more on capturing the characters of Pawn and Lady Rook, explaining their relationship a bit more--not so much plot progression. Please, check out Laura's wonderful novella … Continue reading S5–Ghost Write! Chapter 5 Only a Pawn
First, fill in the word list with a word of the correct part of speech. Some of the words are used several times. Then, scroll down and compare your results with the original selection! I would love to read your results in the comments below. Have fun! 😀 Word List: Noun, item of … Continue reading S4-Mad Lib
A Chadwick Estate tour flyer is here in all her splendor!
For this Sandbox assignment, we had to find ten quotes relating to the theme for each of our Novel Projects. Mine are guilt and love--especially love contrasted with lust. After completing my research, reading the words of brilliant authors, and despairing at the incalculable gap between their wisdom and mine, I compiled these quotes. … Continue reading S2–On Guilt and Love
I have a slight obsession with talent shows--it's one of my guilty pleasures. Enjoy this take of Gifford and little Elaine from my novella For the Love of Elaine as they travel to the present from the 1920s to audition for AGT! “Go on now! You’re on!” Tyra Banks the host squealed, as she … Continue reading S1–Gifford and Elaine Audition for America’s Got Talent