TCWT: What are you writing for NaNoWriMo? Briefly explain how the idea came about. Then write a mock first page for the novel.
ZH: I'm writing an Alice in Wonderland-inspired spinoff: Alice King is sent to the Damon Academy for the Gifted, a correctional boarding school, where she encounters other troubled teens. Among them is Mina and the infamous acid-addict Hatter. Once Alice enters Wonderland, she goes on a journey leading her to a terrifying revelation. Read more about Where Madness Dwells.
The winds are howling outside and the news is insane. So happy I’m not in a Flood Zone. Safe inside with Chinese Food, blankets, books, and TV. Be safe everyone!
"The world's most haunted love story" has enticed millions of audiences with its iconic white mask and the mesmerizing music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. This captivating story has haunted generations with the passionate and deadly love triangle between the Phantom, Christine Daaé, and Raoul. The Phantom of the Opera has been made into multiple films and the renowned musical that originated in the West End of London at Her Majesty's Theatre.
The French book Le Fantôme de l'Opéra was published in English in 1911, but it was Andre Lloyd Webber's genius that made Phantom a phenomenon. The show has won over 50 major theater awards worldwide and has been seen by more than 100,000,000 people across the globe.
Rejoice, writers! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is almost upon us. For such a grueling-but-rewarding journey, participants need to train their minds and bodies to survive this thirty-day marathon of the writing world. Writer’s Relief has compiled a list of seven essential steps to adequately prepare yourself for NaNoWriMo and all the trials, temptations, and rewards that come along with it.
Read the whole article here: "NaNoWriMo: 7 Steps To Set Yourself Up For Success"
Literature's original star-crossed lovers: Romeo and Juliet. Their story has always been a classic among Shakespeare fans, English teachers, and teens alike.
When the Capulets have a masquerade party, Mercutio and Benvolio decide to crash, convincing Romeo to attend in hopes of him getting over Rosaline. Romeo and Juliet meet not knowing who the other is and it is not until Juliet asks her Nurse that she learns that he is the son of her family's rival.
Ian Randall Wilson is an author, and professor at UCLA Extension. For those of you committed to winning this year (you can do it!), read on for his advice on how to reach the goal you’ve set:
NaNoWriMo is not far away and for the seventh year, I’ll be running a class at UCLA Extension called: Write a Novel in a Month as Part of National Novel Writing Month. People come with many different levels of experience. Some are working writers, others are graduates of MFA programs, many have never written much at all. They’ve been thinking about writing a novel for a long time but can’t get started. They’ve tried and never finished. They think they have nothing to write about. The common linkage is that this time, they’re going to succeed.
My success rate has been excellent: 84% finishing (while the international average completion rate for NaNoWriMo is around 19%). How does this happen? Why would anyone pay for a class to sit and write a novel?
Perhaps the world's most acclaimed love story, Pride & Prejudice continues to capture the hearts of readers. The headstrong protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet, is faced with her biggest challenge yet: love. When two new gentlemen come to town, Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth and her sisters' lives are turned upside down.
Elizabeth is the second oldest of a middle class English family living in 19th Century England. She is very fond of her older sister Jane and will do anything to shield her from harm; this loyalty entangles both of the sisters in a conflict, with major repercussions. Elizabeth is her father's favorite, but not her mother's, as she is constantly disagreeing with her about ideas of marriage. She is often ashamed of her family's bad manners, save her sister Jane.
I know I’m officially back in school when they’ve scheduled three tests on the same day and started assigning papers. So even though school started September 10th, it officially started October 5th and now I REALLY wish it was summer again so I could write more.
Published in 1960, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird has become a perennial classic about childhood innocence and a coming of age story. A harrowing tale of racial inequality and its effect on Maycomb, Alabama, especially Scout and Jem Finch, the children of Atticus Finch, the man who is assigned to represent Tom Robinson, who has been accused of raping a white woman. Jem and Scout are ostracized and teased by their peers because their father is defending a black man, forcing both of them, especially Scout to learn about what really defines bravery.
Scout Finch is Atticus Finch's curious daughter. She's a tom boy, doesn't like being told what to do, is a little naughty, and always asking "why?"
I'm a self-published author— because being a college student wasn't hard enough! I write YA multi-genre fiction for young adults or the young at heart. I love This Is Us, NCIS, BBC's Sherlock,
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