October 31, 2011


 n. fear of opinions

 n. fear of books

 n. fear of teenagers

 n. fear of words

 n. fear of poetry

October 28, 2011

Hello Inspiration {excerpt}

Hello Inspiration,

My name is, Lèrowen. I've been seeing allot of you lately. And let me tell you you are welcome at any time. Would like some tea, coffee, cookies? Anything to make you comfortable and productive.

Signed your fan,

Don't you just love it when inspiration starts to lean in your favor. Well, it leaned today and I got out a bit of writing for my current writing project, the one with my main character Amy. I did and Beautiful People post on her a few days ago if your curious.

Here is a short little excerpt on my book if any of you would like to take a look. I LOVE comments and opinions.
       A mechanical noise signals that someone has opened the door, that annoying, same, humdrum noise. That someone is me. Dreaming about the day when I can quit this job, this annoying, same, humdrum job. And the bell rings again, the customer is the typical teens looking for a video game. That's my job, helping people find things to waste their time. The time they don't realize is fleeting. I remember those day, those teen-age years. I shake my head to get rid of the thought.
They never told you the things you'd do different. They never explained how much it hurt. No use living in the past.
I greet the two teen girls. Their bright skinny jeans and skin tight t-shirts beg for attention. But that doesn't define them. Their more than their clothes and boyfriends, even if they don't know it yet. I help them find a game and convince them to take advantage of the buy one get one half off deal.
I hate my job.

October 23, 2011

Beautiful People, Amy

I have never done a Beautiful People post and so I thought I'd give it a try. All you  have to do is answer questions about your character, and there are different questions each month. Now I've never done it so I'm going to start with the first series of questions they ever had.

I will be doing my first Beautiful People post on Amy, the girl from my current writing project. If you, after or before reading this, are curious about the book, I wrote an except here.

1. What is her full name?
Amy {At the moment I don't have a full name for her.}

2. Does her name have a special meaning?
Amy was named after her great grandmother who was a an avid reader. She loved her great grandmother, who introduced her to the magic of reading, and loves that she was named after her.

3. Does your character have a methodical or disorganized personality?
Amy has a little bit of both. Normally she is quite organized, but as a writer she can forget about the state of her apartment for weeks on end.

4. Does she think inside herself more than she talks out loud to friends (more importantly, does she actually have friends?)
Amy does tend to think and talk more to herself. She does have a few friends that are real people. She would say she has a boat load of friends, but she considers books to be her friends also.

5. Is there something she is afraid of?
Amy is afraid of letting life pass her by without doing something important. But Amy is also afraid to try new thing and takes comfort in her everyday life.  

6. Does she write, dream, dance, sing, or photograph?
Amy does indeed write and plans on making that her profession. She dreams of writing a book and getting it published. Amy does dance but only in the privacy of her apartment and she does not sing. She tried photography at a younger age but could never make it work.

7. What is her favorite book?
She doesn't have a favorite book but enjoys poetry and anything Shakespeare.

8. Who is her favorite author and/or someone that inspires her?
Amy is inspired by a quote well said and a thought well thought. She has a load of people she is inspired by and couldn't think of just one if her life depended on, although some of her favorite authors are:
 - C.S.Lewis, Shakespeare, Edger Allen Poe, Emily Brontë, Arthur Doyle, and Agatha Christie.
As you can tell by the list of people she is not a big fan of modern authors though it is not the case all the time.

9. Favorite flavor of ice cream
Amy doesn't enjoy ice cream due to a bad experience as a kid and isn't much a big sweets eater either.

10. Favorite season of the year
Amy's favorite season is fall. She loves the inspiration that comes with the change in nature.

Well, I enjoyed writing that and hope you enjoy looking into the life of one of my characters. If you have never done a Beautiful People post you should, they are very fun!

October 22, 2011

Don't you just love Agatha Christie

A couple of days ago I got an Agatha Christie book for the library. Today I started it, and unlike other times, I flipped to the beginning and read the dedication. You gotta love her, it said this:

"To all those who lead monotonous lives. In hope that they may experience, at second hand the delights and dangers of adventure."

Don't you just love Agatha Christie. You gotta just sit and smile. "Top all those who lead monotonous lives", how awesome and descriptive of a lot of people. And let me assure you, Agatha Christie knows how to write in such a way as to immerse you in her story and and indeed show you  "the delights and dangers of adventure".

Now it isn't just dedications that make Agatha Christie worthy of note. It's her wonderful, creative, and unbelievable writing. Though she has had a couple hit and misses, like her book 'Elephants can Remember', she has also written some classics.

Some particular favorites of mine are 'And Then There Were None', 'Murder on the Orient Express', and 'The Murder of Roger Ackroyd'.


What about you. Any Agatha Christie favorites?

October 19, 2011

A bit of a shocker

13 days before NaNoWriMo starts.

If you're like me, this came as a grave shock. Because you had no idea, or you just forget, when NaNoWriMo was. I was planning on writing a little blogger mini series on things you can do to get ready for NaNoWriMo. Well . . . I guess I won't be doing that.

If you're not like me, and have been planing what your doing for NaNoWriMo of weeks, if not months. I applaud you.

*claps hands*

How in the world did you remember?

Well, this is only a short post. I must get ready for the long day of school and speech ahead. I just wanted to warn all those like me that NaNoWriMo is in 13 days.

October 14, 2011

Why? {a poem}

Why? a poem by Lèrowen

They speak, they say words ease the mind
They don't know
They talk, they say words help you forget
They don't listen
They chat, they say words relieve the pain
They don't understand
They gossip, they say words lend a hand
They don't think
They go on, they say words assist
They don't know
Why all this talking? Why all these mindless words?

October 10, 2011

The rules of writing

Rule 1 - There are no rules to writing. Except for this one.

October 6, 2011

DIY: Word Magnets

Yay! Something to make with the hundreds of pages I cut out of Eragon to make my book box. Today I will be explain how to make word magnets. You know, the ones that cost like a ton of money in the stores and are so much funnier to make.

Added bonus: They make great Christmas presents! And Christmas is in less than three months, scary.

First you will need:

- pages, newspaper, or other things with bigger words on them.
- scissors
- magnet sheets {you can get these at your local craft store. Or if you are really lucky, like me, you can find them at the dollar store.}

Cut out the words or sentences you want as magnets.

Cut out a piece of the magnet that is only a little bit bigger than the word or sentence.

Peel off the back and stick the word or sentence on the magnets sticky side.

Cut the excess off. And there you have it, a beautiful word magnet.

So there ends the DIY on word magnets. If anything doesn't make sense or if you just have a question please comment. Oh, I don't mind comments on how awesome this post was either. So if  *cough* anyone whats to, I love comments. ☺

October 4, 2011

Youer than you

Isn't Dr. Seuss awesome? His unusual style of picture books and amazing quotes makes him an awesome author. Because it's truer than true, there is no one youer than you.

October 3, 2011

Fall Weather + writing mood = awesome

not my photo
I saw this title in my drafts and I thought, 'I wonder what awesome bit of wit I wrote and forget about'. I mean you have to admit the title is pretty cool. But * cough* moving on, I clicked this post and . . . nothing. Well it had a good title but there was nothing written down.

This situation brings up a good point: titles and beginnings are an important part to a book. I mean, some titles just jump out at you from on the self {that sounded scarier than I meant it to be}. Some of my favorite titles are, in no particular order:

- The Composer is Dead
- Uncle Dynamite

- The Skin Map

- Partners in Crime

- King of Shadows

Come on! Aren't these very intriguing titles? You could call them works of art. And although the quote:
Never judge a book by it's cover.
I still believe people can try and still judge a book by it cover . . er . . title. Whether we don't realize it or we simply can't not help it, we still judge.

Oh, you poor book. We don't mean to but some of you have some really pretty covers and titles. We simple human beings can't resist a pretty cover and awesome title. Is there any hope for us?

What are some of your favorite titles?