May 16th, 2013
May 15th, 2013
When was the last time you did something for your soul? When was the last time you laughed out loud? Wrote a poem? Made music? Skipped down the street? Painted a picture? Walked in nature?
Which of these things, or something else, would give you a smile on the inside? Do one and have fun. Go on, feed your soul. I’m off to watch a bit of Star Trek
Happy Wednesday! Liane x
May 14th, 2013
Yo, guys. Freddie’s in the house.
You arrive at a party and you’ve had nothing to eat all day. Your stomach rumbles. You head over to the food. There’s a crowd and you can’t see anything but the smells are awesome.
Everyone in front of you gasps. A few plates smash on the floor. You go up on your toes but can’t see over all the heads. You use your hands to push two people apart. Your mouth drops open.
What’s happened? Over to you guys. Happy Monday! Freddie xx
May 9th, 2013
Using the senses in a story brings it alive. In THE CHRONICLES OF JOYA we taste and smell Hobo’s hot chocolate, we see the red paths snaking through the purple fields, hear the roar of Darcy’s motorbike.
Write a story about a vampire, a paper clip or a mouse. Your character makes a discovery through only two senses – smell and taste. Allow the reader to feel he is using his senses as he reads it. Why can’t you use sight? Is the character in the story blind, blindfolded, in a dark room or a forest?
Have fun. Happy Thursday! Liane x
May 8th, 2013
Feeling fed up or tired? Can’t be bothered to do anything? Jump up right now and shake your whole body for two minutes. Put a smile on your face and just shake. Feel your cheeks wobble, let your arms and legs jig. I guarantee at the end of it you’ll feel refreshed and raring to go. Happy shaking!
May 7th, 2013
Yo, Freddie’s in the house. How’s it going, guys? Ready to get those creative juices flowing?
The sun is shining. You take a blue blanket into your garden and spread it over the grass. You lay on your back and soak up the rays. You fall asleep.
You wake up and lift your head. Your arms and legs won’t move.
What’s happened? Over to you. Happy Tuesday! Freddie xx
May 2nd, 2013
If you like writing horror, there’s nothing wrong with dabbling in another genre too. Have a go at comedy or whatever takes your interest. You may find that what works for you is writing in more than one genre or mixing two genres in one story.
How about writing a funny horror story? What about a romantic thriller? How about historical fantasy? If you force yourself to think out of the box, you’ll allow your hidden ideas and talent to spring forth.
Happy Thursday! Liane x
May 1st, 2013
Hey, it’s Teal. How are you? Oh my gosh, it’s so much fun to be down on Earth. The smell of grass, watching frogs hop …
Where’s ‘great’ for you? The park? Disneyland? Planet Joya? Imagine for the day you’re there. When you see your normal surroundings just say to yourself, I’m really on Joya. See the red paths the purple fields. Or you’re in Disneyland. Hear the screams and laughter of the people on the ride and Mickey waving at you. I guarantee you’ll be in a happier state and have more energy all day.
Happy Wednesday! love Teal xxx
April 30th, 2013
Yo, Freddie’s in the house, guys. How you doin’? Ready to get those creative juices flowing?
You walk in and you’re ravenous. You open the fridge and a mountain of sand pours out onto you and the floor. And then …
Over to you, guys. Freddie xx
April 25th, 2013