Post # 27 Happy Halloween

It’s that time of year when the veil is at its thinnest. The witches and monsters come out to play. When the magic is the strongest it’s been at midnight!

Hey, guys! HAPPY HALLOW’S EVE!! So as I have promised, here are your Halloween and extra prompts!

  1. It’s an old house. For the most of the year, anyways…
    Writing inspiration: Imagine a story opening with this scene, perhaps something spooky...:
  2.  She had powers, but only on Halloween.
    girlintroubles:  similar posts here:
  3. Burning is the only way to destroy it.
    Elementals never had born power.....they cast a spell/something to cause it. Used earthly "weapons" at first.:
  4. Can you see her? Or Why is she invisible?
    Writing Prompt: if you could be invisible for one day, what would you do?:
  5.  They appeared out of no where.
    Story Title: The Dirt Road  **  Lesson link http://pinterest.com/elaseminars (Photo source link provided below):
  6.  “What are those?” “Blood.”
    "What are those?" Travis asked. "Those are for my blood sacrifice, old man," Radley explained. Travis laughed. "Yeah, keep that up and you'll be the sacrifice, little boy.":
  7.  He will always protect her…why?
    Guard by wlop fighter knight paladin princess castle armor clothes clothing fashion player character npc | Create your own roleplaying game material w/ RPG Bard: www.rpgbard.com | Writing inspiration for Dungeons and Dragons DND D&D Pathfinder PFRPG Warhammer 40k Star Wars Shadowrun Call of Cthulhu Lord of the Rings LoTR + d20 fantasy science fiction scifi horror design | Not Trusty Sword art: click artwork for source:
  8.  Is she dreaming? Or is the world coming to an end?
    curiosity… got you stuck in another reality for, like, 13 years.:
  9.  There’s blood, but there isn’t a body…anywhere….
    Yuki Mills, my best friend as well as her brother's, was only survived now by the red stain spreading over the floor that has long since been cleaned up. Jameson was home with his sister now, sure but its been two weeks since she returned from her coma and now my Yuki, his Yuki is gone. She doent like peppermint tea anymore. She hates all water. She wont watch bad sitcoms just to make fun of them. But the worst thing of all is that, her eyes dont sparkle with her usual laughter because she n...:
  10.  Monsters in the dark, aren’t always afraid of the dark…Monsters in the Dark by NataliaDrepina.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt:

Well, that’s it for today, be safe, have fun and have a happy Hallow’s Eve!

Goodbye, my lovelies!

–Cass

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Post # 25 More Nano


Well, it’s almost here. As I am writing this and when this post goes up, it will be 5 days. Holy mother of pearl!! That’s not a lot of time!

I know I don’t have that much experience in winning, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t have tips from, failing!

  1. Plan Ahead: Trust me, if you don’t have a plan of any type; from the schedule to a plan for your novel. It will be less likely that you win or even keep up  your word count.
  2. Don’t Stress Yourself Out: Don’t stress, I mean it. If you get behind on you count, you are gonna stress. What you should do instead is spread your count out. If you do the 1667 a day and miss a day, then you just add it to the rest of your word count until you’re up.
  3. Keep Track: Now, I don’t just mean your word count. I also mean the fact that you should keep track of word count on your documents if you are saving in more than one place. That way if you don’t delete the wrong doc when you are done. Even if you don’t delete the document.
  4. SLEEP!: I can not stress this enough. If you don’t sleep you will not be at your best.
  5. Have Fun: And lastly, if you are not having fun then there really isn’t a point to it.

Talk to you guys soon! Goodbye, my lovelies!

–Cass

Post # 24 Stories of Nano Past.

Hey, Guys! How was your weekend? Mine was meh.

So,when I first started Nano, I was in grade 12 (? I, believe?). And with my first nano; came the first Nano novel. It was called The Coral Crown. It was about a girl who was a professor and her techie friend who go looking for this crown in Atlantis. And she ends up arrested by the merfolk. It was kinda like an Indiana Jones with magic and technology. But it’s also about a bit of Little Mermaid reversed. It’s a bit strange and  it was definitely something that I would want to be published. Anyways!

But at the time, I was so proud of that, and I had gotten so far in the story before I lost half of my story!! I am not kidding! I was so sad that I dropped out of Nano. I even wrote down what my word count was; 32000ish (I hadn’t updated my word count on the Nano site), but as I said, it’s not fair. So I learned my lesson with the saving…I had watched people say, “SAVE YOUR WORK!” and I completely ignored it…until it was too late…Because I did save my work. But what happened was I had combined it and deleted the wrong one…Now I know what you are thinking…Just go back into your bin…I had also emptied it…that same time I deleted and combined the files…I definitely learned my lesson.

So! Now onto last year. Last year was about a girl that lost her family and had to live with her cousin, who she hasn’t met. And how he’s secretly a spy and she meets a ghost who she can only see, and she falls for the wrong guys and she gets magical powers because of that wrong guy and she gets into a coma, and it’s another weird one. And with that one, I got to 25000. That was my highest novel with not losing my words.

As I have said, I won’t be telling you about this years, only because I want to actually finish it. But I will be telling you about it, if I win, in December. And I don’t think I will be posting on the 5th of December…It’s my birthday and that will be a day off. So that’s it for today!

Goodbye, my lovelies!!

–Cass

Ps. Wednesday will be an update on my outline/ summary words.

Post # 23 Prompt Friday

Hey, guys! Sorry, this one is so late. So here are the five prompts. I should mention that on Halloween because it’s Halloween and the day before Nano starts I’ll be giving you guys 10 prompts instead of the five I now do on Fridays.

  1. She’s running. But what is she running from?"No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger." Rainer Maria Rilke:
  2. “We cαn eαsιlʏ ғσrgive α cнιld wнσ ιs αғrαιd σғ тнe dαrκ; тнe reαl тrαgedʏ σғ lιғe ιs wнen мen αre αғrαιd σғ тнe lιgнт.”"We cαn eαsιlʏ ғσrgive α cнιld wнσ ιs αғrαιd σғ тнe dαrκ; тнe reαl тrαgedʏ σғ lιғe ιs wнen мen αre αғrαιd σғ тнe lιgнт.":
  3. Royalty? Or a warrior?
    cape dresses 17
  4. What is she waiting for?
    Leah closed her eyes and rested the cold metal of the gun on her head. It was always this way when she finished a mission. Going back to a dark old room, washing the blood off her hands, and contemplating the life she just took.
  5. Don’t think I really have to say much.
    picture prompt: write about what caused the purple flames.:

That’s all for today! See you on Monday!

Goodbye, my lovelies!

–Cass

Post # 22 Nano Novel

Hey, guys! If you haven’t heard of NaNoWriMo, a.k.a National Novel Writing Month. It’s where you write a novel of 50,000 words in one month. And that month is November. I actually don’t know why it’s in November, but whatever.

Now a little background on my Nano…I lost every time I did Nano. Sure it was only two years, but things got busy and lame and I lost…BUT NOT THIS YEAR!! This year I plan to win. Mostly because I am really into this story. I was really into my stories last time, but I had missed a day last year, but the first year I lost all my words. I had deleted my right copy that had all the words and not deleted the wrong not updated copy.

But I learned my lesson.

I don’t think I’m going to actually tell you about my novel. At least not until Nano actually starts.

Goodbye, my lovelies!!
–Cass

Post #21 Prompts and NaNoWriMo

Sorry guys. I missed Friday again. So here are some prompts for today from Friday. I had planned it out for Friday, but it turned out that I got really busy with putting flooring down in my mum’s room. So not much writing got done sadly.

  1. They’re in the cells, what is their relationship, why are they there…((Open RP)) I am in a dark room  you look at me from your cell next to mine- I'm in a state of confusion and fear- "where are we" I ask you:
  2.  Same book. They switch books. One has cryptic messages that the other has to figure out while trying to get it back to the original owner. (You can decide how it goes)They accidentally switch books and one is filled with cryptic notes that the other struggles to figure out as he tries to find the owner.:
  3.  Her favourite spot. Or, is she going to jump? Or simply daydreaming.There is a wide ledge outside the office window and that's where I go to hide. http://chloethurlow.com/2014/05/death-and-the-maiden-2/:
  4.  He was so young, but the visions he had seen were too much for even the oldest and bravest to have seen. (What visions? War and sorrow, or the future?)He was so young, but the visions he had seen were too much for even the oldest and bravest to have seen.:
  5.  Don’t think I have to say much with this one.Daily Writing Prompt - Write about this diary - Writers Write Creative Blog:
  6. (Bonus!) They have been best friends since they were both kits. The guy’s spirit animal manifested when he was young. And it was the first time in history to be a real animal. They can understand each other.  THIS IS A PRETTY COOL, NEAT, AND INTERESTING PICTURE I HAVE TO SAY! I LIKE IT!!  ; )):

The last one’s my favourite! So, the title says nanowrimo. I’ve never won nano and I don’t know if I will be doing nano, but I’ll have an answer for you guys on Wednesday.

Goodbye, my lovelies!!

–Cass

Post #20 Dealing with Distractions

Hey, guys! So, distractions.

Normally I’d write at my favourite Starbucks downtown. Or at a coffee shop. I am one of those writers that can’t write with total white noise or silence. It doesn’t work. So I go to the Starbucks and listen to music with my coffee.

Now, this week, I since I am alone for a few days. I can’t do that. So my new distraction is the dog…He’s cute and all, but still in the puppy mode. So I found that the only way for him to calm down.

Is for him to sleep on my lap at the desk. Curled into a blanket.

I also, like most, get distracted by the internet. But then I remember that I have writing to do.

That’s all for today. I’ll see you guys on Friday with prompts.

Goodbye my lovelies!

–Cass

 

Post # 18 Prompt Friday

Hey, guys, it’s prompt day! And here they are:

  1. What is here story?(OPEN RP, don't ask just jump in) I look at the city from up here, I wonder if I jump what will people say? No I won't jump, I won't leave my mom alone, but I'm just wondering. I sigh as I see a lot of couples walking down the street, yes they are happy. I just want to know that someone, besides my mom, cares about me. I sigh and I look down to stare at my feet, but I see a boy about my age waving at me. (I need someone to be him):
  2. They make you write with your soul. But only as a punishment."They'll make you write your soul out." what about this being how they tortured someone:
  3. They’re not dead. They are training, but for what?another pinner-----It was a test of strength. They were not allowed to die. the Gods gathered up all the boasters, the people who thought they were better.:
  4. Lost wolf? Or Lupine?Communication with animals:
  5. Was the wolf really evil? Or was Red in the right?picture prompt: write this version of little red riding hood.:

That’s it. And here are your prompts for the day. Hope you find them interesting. I find these are better in my book. I find images tell stories, many of the stories are untold.

See you guys Monday. Goodbye, my lovelies!

–Cass