Writing can be hard. Here are a few ideas that will get you started. Use them for short stories, poems, or a novel. Go wild!
1. What if we lived in a world with no colour? Write a story about an alternate dimension or dystopian society where everything is black and white.
2. What if the world was about to end? Write about the last day on Earth. What would people do? What would the world be like?
3. What if humans could communicate through brainwaves? Write a story about how a scientist discovers this, or about how life would be with this interesting feature.
4. What if dinosaurs existed in the present?Write about how this happened and how it affects everyday life.
5. What if magic was real? Write about what kind of magic this would be. Would it be Harry Potter style or Narnia style? Or something completely different?
6. What if gravity didn't exist? Write about how humans cope with this.
7. What if you were sucked into a fictional world? Write a story about how you wound up in the mess and how you would escape.
8. What if you had a doppelganger? How would this person change your life? Write a story about this situation.
9. What if you were blind? Write a story describing it. The trick is that you can't use your sight sense and you have to describe the other senses.
10. What if we had to move to another planet? Write a story describing this new planet and why humans are forced to transfer there.
Writers are fantastic people, who weave worlds out of words and paint pictures with sentences. Unfortunately, writing comes with some other things that nobody ever told you about.
1. The feeling of finishing a story.
This has to be the most spectacular feeling ever. It's just your moment of triumph, when you've finally finished it. The story is finished, and YOU told it. You got your hands dirty, you toiled hard, but you finally finished a story. That satisfaction, that pride, that feeling of ecstasy,cannot be compared to anything.
2. Writer's Block.
Writer's Block is only that horrible dry feeling inside you, when you've completely run out of ideas, like a desert of emptiness, creativity being the rain. I heard this quote somewhere, and I'm not sure where exactly, but it keeps me motivated."You don't have Writer's Block. You just don't have anything to say to the world."
3. The burst of creativity.
It's like a monsoon after a drought. When you're suddenly filled with all these marvelous ideas that you're just dying to use, and words are spilling out of you. It starts with a tiny spark of creativity,and all goes up from there.I love this feeling,it makes me feel energized and inspired.
4. Killing Your Darlings.
Yes, this is definitely inspired by the quote. It doesn't only mean kill off your favourite characters, as much as it may break your heart. It means get rid of all those unnecessary people in your story, who don't play any part, as lively and amusing they might be. It hurts so much to kill off a character that you have grown to love and cherish, because you practically created them.
5. When people like it.
Other people's opinions don't matter. Unless the opinion is good. When people actually take time to read your writing and say that they genuinely liked it, that is something stupendous. It makes you feel so bubbly inside because a person other than yourself enjoyed reading your work. Isn't that partially what writing's about? To make other people happy with YOUR words?
Catching Fire is the second book in the Hunger Games series. Usually, the sequels are not as good as the first books, but I was seriously taken aback by this book.
(Might include spoilers: you have been warned.)
Catching Fire was a fantastic book. I liked everything about it: The highly developed characters, the fast-paced scenes that got me on the edge of my seat, the emotional moments that very nearly brought tears to my eyes, and the ingeniously clever plot.
The book is written in first person. Most books can't pull this off, but Suzanne Collins did. It was in present tense, which, again, is not very easy to write, but the way the book was narrated was really effective.The book is a dystopian thriller/romance novel, which is popular in Young Adult Fiction.
The book series focuses on the nation of Panem, which is set in the future. The Capitol hosts an annual event called the Hunger Games, where children from ages 12 to 18 fight to the death. Katniss Everdeen, our protagonist, has won the Hunger Games in the first book, but the Capitol and President Snow are still out to get her for her act of defiance.
She has to compete in the Games again, this time she is positive that she will die. But a secret plan seems to be brewing, is it a plot to overthrow the Capitol?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I remember staying up late to finish another chapter. What i liked was how the language and vocabulary used was not too advanced to get most people confused, but still detailed enough to give a clear and vivid image in your head. The end had an awful cliffhanger, and I was dying to get my hands on the next book. I think it's safe to say that you'll feel the same after reading the book too. (It is highly recommended to read the first Hunger Games book before reading this one.
It's finally May! So here's a bucket list I've put together. See if you've done these things too, or add these on your very own bucket list.
Do you need a new game to play? Do you need something that will waste your time efficiently? Don't fret, here's a list of my favourite time-spending games, all of which are available on iPhone and most of which can be played on Android or PC.
A- Agar.io: Go round eating cells while trying not to be eaten by bigger cells. Survival of the fittest.
B- Battlepillars: Go to war... with caterpillars.
C- Candy Crush Saga(you knew this one was coming): Spend time crushing candies and earning points.
D- Daddy Long Legs: An endless stilt-walker that can keep you occupied with its cute graphics and animated sounds.
E- Escape 3D: Escape the room using your detective skills.
F- Fairway Solitaire: A game of Solitaire with added bonuses and a gopher.
G- Goat Simulator: Be a goat that wrecks stuff.
H- Happy Wheels: Not a very happy game, where you try to make it past a level without accidentally killing yourself.
I- Icy Tower: Get to the top of the tower. Amazing graphics.
J- Jetpack Joyride: Take to the skies on an action-packed jetpack adventure.
K- Kindle: read books when there's nothing to do.
M- Make them Jump: What do you think it's about? You have to make them jump.
N- Ninja Jump: Be an amazing ninja who jumps across walls.
O- Octagon: An actually fun arcade game.
P- Piano Tiles: Loads of music-tapping fun.
Q- Quizup: Find out if you're smart with trivia quizzes.
S- Subway Surfers: Race through the subway and train stations of various countries.
T- The Curve: A simple multiplayer game. Might get frustrating at some point.
U- Unstoppable Square: It's just a square, but it's unstoppable.
V- Vertical Divide: A seemingly simple game that will annoy you forever.
W- Watch Out!: Don't let the big guy hit the small guy. It's that simple.
Z- Zombie Tower: Build your defences and kill the zombies.
Phew. That was hard. You'll notice that I've left out a few letters, because I couldn't find any good games that started with those letters.
Have fun! :-)
Fat means being slightly overweight. Oh, no, let me rephrase that in terms of 'social media': Fat means disgustingly ugly.
Why do people think that being fat is a bad thing? Nobody's perfect. People are different, have different body shapes and colours, why do people think that 'fat' is an ugly word?
Here's the million dollar answer: Social Media.
Social media has convinced people that being fat means you are a social outcast and that you're an ugly human being unworthy of life. I'm not even kidding, some heartless people actually say that. Alright, don't believe me? Here are two pictures that I think will convince you.
Just because you're fat, does not mean that you're not gorgeous.I think that everyone's beautiful, no matter if they're not slim and curvy. This is what social media has done to the world. Make people anorexic and suicidal.
Not to end the post on a bad note, here's a joke.
Art and culture have taken over our world. We see it everyday in movies, books, pieces of art. Most people think it's a waste of time. Why waste your precious and valuable time and money on entertaining little knick-knacks when instead, you could do something more productive. You could use that money to save lives, find cures, stop pollution, etc. There are so many problems in our modern world, why splurge on movies, TV, and culture?
Here's what I think. Without television, music, art and literature, the human race would be nothing. Nothing but a bunch of living organisms struggling to survive. I may have exaggerated that a tiny bit, but it's true. Art and culture give us life. They give our world meaning and emphasis. They tell us to slow down and relax. They are here to provide a source of entertainment and beauty.
Still don't believe me? Imagine all the art and culture in the world. From Shakespeare's works to the Star Wars movies to the pop songs that are rising on the charts. Now imagine life without it. Life lacking any sort of originality and creativity. Life without colour. A world of only math and science, where it black or white, and there's no room for exploration or humanity.
Math is math, a predefined study of numbers. Nothing changes, it's always going to be the same, no matter how deep you delve in. Science is a beacon of hope, but it works in a way that cannot change. Science doesn't really let us understand ourselves (technically, it does, since you can learn how your body and mind works, but that isn't the point).
That's where culture comes in. It is an endless world, where you can create infinitely and you're not restricted by any laws. You can be yourself, express your emotions and feelings through words, colours or dance. There is no right and wrong, only room for new inventive ideas.
Aside from that, it literature and the arts expose us to higher thinking. not as in advanced studies, but ideas out of the normal human mind. How did our world form? Who created it? Could something really of sprung up from nothing? Is there such a thing as nothing? Why are we alive? What is our purpose on this planet? How will we die? How will the world end? Are there other places to explore? Do humans live on other planets? Are there galaxies unexplored that harbour life? Someday, could we venture there? Is it- well, I'm getting ahead of myself, but you see my point.
All in all, humans rely on culture more than anything. It's what paints a black and white world.
I am a Harry Potter fan. A dangerous one, at the least. But this unhealthy obsession didn't come from nowhere. So what did spark my undying interest for the world of Harry Potter? (might include spoilers, watch out)
Why are some people so scared of the dark? Why am I scared of the dark?
It's not like I don't know what's in the dark. I know exactly what's there. But when you're in the dark, you can't see anything. And it's human nature(or just my nature), I guess, to be scared of what you can't see. Even though I know exactly how my room is, when it's dark, it seems all the more creepy.
When I'm in a dark room, whether I know the place or not, I feel a chill run up my spine. It's like I start imagining the weirdest scenarios, and the dark turns from nothing to everything. It's all in my mind, but I hate going to a dark room. I'm not even scared OF the dark. I'm scared of what might be in the dark.
Or maybe it's just because I hate not being able to see anything. I rely on my sight more than anything, and being in the dark is like being blind.
But imagine being in the dark, but with people around you. You can hear them. You can hear the breathing, the footsteps, the familiar feeling you get when people are around you. And that just makes everything better. There's nothing to worry about because when you are with people, all those fears and imaginations of what's in the dark disappears.
So, this is what I think. When you're in the dark, the fear attacks you. (that is, if you're scared of the dark). It's because nothing is there to calm you down. But when there's life around you, whether it's a human or an animal, it comforts you. The dark is only a two dimensional thing when you're with people. It doesn't hurt you because there's nothing to be worried about. You don't have to let the fear envelop you, because, after all, darkness is nothing but the absence of light.
Or maybe this whole post didn't make any sense at all and I'm the only one who feels this way.
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