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This is from http://www.creative-writing-now.com




Hello,

One of the wonderful things about writing is that you can do it anywhere. As you go about your daily routine, you can be working on stories and poems in your head. It can be a great pleasure, a fascinating ongoing private conversation with yourself.

Here are some quotes from famous authors about where and when THEY write.

"If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no matter what you are doing, driving a car or walking or doing housework you can still be writing, because you have that space."
- Joyce Carol Oates

"The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes."
- Agatha Christie

"Whatever job I had, I was always writing like crazy. All I ever liked about offices was being able to type up stories on the computer when no one was looking. I was never paying much attention in meetings because I was usually scribbling bits of my latest stories in the margins of the pad or thinking up names for my characters. This is a problem when you're supposed to be taking minutes of the meeting."
- J.K. Rowling

"I would solve a lot of literary problems just thinking about a character in the subway, where you can't do anything anyway."
- Toni Morrison

"I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark."
- Henry David Thoreau

If there are days when you don't have time to write, try writing on the go. Get creative about your writing time!

The writer Doris Lessing once said: ""Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible."

Do it now. And have fun.

Happy writing,

Nancy
Creative Writing Now
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Because I think they are good words to live by, I'd like to C&P this article from a newsletter.

By Julie Eshbaugh from http://www.publishingcrawl.com

I want to talk about the factor that is arguably the most important of all – perseverance.

Whether or not an athlete continues in the face of fear and adversity can make or break their chances of accomplishing their dreams.

The same can be said of writers.

Read more... )
mastergraywolf: (High Focus/Not Tolerating This)
A entry about Seishin. Just spilling my thoughts. It has the potential to be another Iga story. It kept cross my mind as tiny parts/ideas; now I can't remember what I wanted the purpose to be. For a long time, I was worried over the character Shoutarou, especially with his upbring and on why he was a cowardly character.

Uncle and nephew )

WHAT causes fear?
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While the years are easy to understand, what about the months and the days (ie: June 12th 1560 being Eiroku 3, 5th month, 19th day)? The months I suppose can be understood with some listing, as seen below.

EDIT: The answer is "Chinese Calender" (旧暦) ??

Let's use the era of Kōji (弘治) for example:
October 1555 - February 1558

1555 (Kōji 1)
October (month 1) | November (month 2) | December (month 3)

1556 (Kōji 2)
January (month 4) | February (month 5) | March (month #) | April (month #) | May (month #) | June (month #) | July (month #) | August (month #) | September (month #) | October (month #) | November | December

1557 (Kōji 3)
January (month 4) | February (month 5) | March (month #) | April (month #) | May (month #) | June (month #) | July (month #) | August (month #) | September (month #) | October (month #) | November | December

1558 (Kōji 4)
January | February

The new one commenced in Kōji 4, on the 28th day of the 2nd month.

More INFO
~ 12 months, literally numbered.
each day is divided into 12 units (時辰
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I don't want to enlist into them military, but these are still some good tips.

LINK: http://www.military.com/military-fitness/health/top-ten-list-to-stay-motivated-and-build-mental-toughness?ESRC=recruit.nl


Top Ten List to Stay Motivated and Build Mental Toughness

1 – Get your workout over with
2 – Jam Out (Music)
3 – Name it and Tame it
4 – Performance Cue
5 – Even when you do not feel like exercising
6 – Have a workout partner
7 – Know what work is
8 – Understanding Fitness
9 – Change it up
10 - Never let go of a dream
mastergraywolf: (Huh?)
TUESDAY.

Sometimes I tell myself, if I am not confident in something I should go back to the basics. I noticed from my recent story examination, and criticism from readers, that I often misuse commas and semicolons. Redundancy is another problem but I will figure that out later. This happens to me because I want variety.

Here are some important terms:
- Subject and Predicate
- Conjunction what's your function!
- Transitions
- Adjective "A scary bear"
- Proverbs
- Adverbs
- Independent Clause
- Dependent Clause

Subject and Predicate
Subject (person or thing that's doing or receiving something)
Predicate (A comment or assertion about subject. Does it often have verb?)

Conjunction
Meaning: A word used to join other words or phrases together into sentences. The specific conjunction used shows how the two joined parts are related. Here are conjunctions terms: And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So. They are in clauses.

Independent Clause (IC)
Meaning: A simple sentence that can stand alone. It's one IC only.

Dependent Clause (DC) + Compound Sentence (CS)
- Dependent Clause is clause that augments an independent clause with additional information. It is introduced by a word such as because, when, if, etc.
- A compound sentence contains two or more ICs (with conjunctions).

About SemiColons
Semicolons are:
1.) Set in-between relevant ICs. The clauses should not have conjunctions.
2.) Separate listed items that has commas
3.) Between ICs connected with transitions (ie: however, in fact)
mastergraywolf: (Huh?)
Questions I'd like to ask and (when I have time) answer myself. Just something to think over:


Why do I like BACCANO?
Why do I like BASILISK?
Why do I like Y + M?
Why do I think will male a good ninja story?
How to make a compelling story line/plot?
What causes negative criticism?
Why am I slow in thinking up plot (or why do I find it difficult?)
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My Goal for this week is Howl of Gray Wolf's next chapter. I am sorry for not working on it earlier and I'm not back to my bad procrastinating habits. So I need to grab my notebook and work on the outline for the next chapter called "Decision". Also, while my stories progress, I will want to add the chapters to my Wikia.

But, I am having trouble making tables for them like what is used for TV episodes and comic volumes/chapters. What do I need to do? I hope to figure it out soon.

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Who is ready for videos? Videos about mostly flying? TEN videos?!

That'll get your blood burning, and I think gets me in a good mood. Also gets me in a good mood when developing United We Soar. It still bums me that I can't get that story rolling yet.

Sky-based Action )

Names

Apr. 10th, 2009 10:16 pm
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Because it is expressed as a common problem in various anime/manga RPGs, and I am sure fanfics, I created a small guide to help people in developing Japanese names for their characters. There needs to be a little understanding in the language, especially its alphabet.

My Name guide )

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