Shel Silverstein

If you are a dreamer, come in

If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,

a hope-er a pray-er, a magic bean buyer...

If you are a pretender, come sit by my fire

For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.

Come in! Come in!

Feb 20, 2010

Concerning Millvalley

I've decided to start a blog series for writing tips and how they apply to my writing, how they can help you. One thing you need to know is I'm not a structured writer and my methods may not work for everyone but trust me when I say they make for stress-free writing.

Lesson one.

Some people think familiarity with a story/plot/character is a good thing, not always. In the case of Millvalley it isn't. I've been writing Millvalley since I was 12 so you can guess how familiar I am with it and that is really bad. Sometimes when I'm writing, old ideas that I had decided against keep find there way onto the pages of Millvalley along with a tacky writing style that I've struggled to mend. It seems like I cannot convert this story to my present day brilliance!

Needless to say this is very offputting and irritating, some have suggested that I just drop Millvalley all together, after hearing how perfectly wonderful my new stories are .
I have a charming habit of not listening to people when I don't like what their saying, so Millvalley still lives today...but I got brilliant idea from everyone's insisting I end it; a sure fire way of perfection.
I'm going to turn Millvalley into one of my new stories, pretend as if I just got the idea yesterday and have just begun to write it. How you ask?

By changing it so drastically that I have no familiarity with it at all, it's a completely new story with the same plot the same places the same characters yet completely different.
Allow me to introduce the new and improved Millvalley set in the charming Napoleonic era. (Apposed to 2012. Big leap huh?)
I think it shall be more magical a lot more fun to write and utterly intriguing. So to wrap up this lesson, if you're annoyingly familiar with something it might be time to reintroduce yourselves.


Feb 18, 2010


I'm sure you've all seen the intense trailer for Wolfman starring Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins and Emily Blunt; every time I see them I say to myself 'that looks really cool! I have to see that movie!'. However I am not one to go see movies on there opening nights because long lines and crowded theaters make a movie not so enjoyable. I know it's insane but I believe everyone in the room is sucking up all the air!! Okay just kidding but for some reason in a crowded theater people are more inclined to talk to each other...did you notice that too or was is it just me??

So I didn't go to see Wolfman on opening night or on the week ends because I had V-day plans but now I've been hearing some terrible reviews about this movie having a terrible story line despite good acting and good visuals.
I like good acting and good visuals but I also like a good story line too *dilemma* the weekend is coming up and I haven't decided yet if I should go see how bad/good this movie is for myself or wait for DVD...I really hate waiting.
So if any of you have seen Wolfman I would really like your advice and answer to my very pressing questions, here goes.
Did you like it? All in all was it worth the money? or would you shout warnings to whoever even thought about entering the theater on the Wolfman's behalf? And was Benicio Del Toro hot??!!

I would totally love some feedback and be utterly grateful; this not knowing is killing me!!


Feb 7, 2010

We interrupt for a brife serises of questions...

I saw this on First three chapters who saw it on Notebook Doodles and I had quite a laugh so I thought I'd give it a whirl. Rules; all the questions have to be answered in one word...sounds intriguing right??

Your Cell Phone? Old
Your Hair? curly
Your Mother? Geeky
Your Father? Sings
Your Favorite Food? italian
Your Dream Last Night? forgotten
Your Favorite Drink? soda
Your Dream/Goal? writting
What Room Are You In? yours
Your Hobby? drawing
Your Fear? fearful
Where Do You See Yourself In Six Years? Ireland
Where Were You Last Night? Guess
Something That You Aren’t? boring
Muffins? Mine
Wish List Item? published
Where Did You Grow Up? home
Last Thing You Did? type
What Are You Wearing? clothes
Your TV? smashed
Your Pets? lizard
Friends? Sssshh!
Your Life? living
Your Mood? changing
Missing Someone? maybe
Vehicle? bike :D
Something You Aren’t Wearing? make-up
Your Favorite Store? Blick
Your Favorite Color? skin
When Was The Last Time You Laughed? now
Last Time You Cried? never
Your Best Friend? ssshh
One Place You Go To Over And Over Again? home
Facebook? *snore*
Favorite Place To Eat? in-n-out

Phew glad that's over, I miss giving long elaborate and slightly annoying, ultra confusing answers to questions.

Wanna Try?


Feb 1, 2010

What happens after biology???

So for one extremely boring month I've been reading one long and boring book of biology for my high school studies. But I'm almost finished with this time absorbing book. I can almost see myself racing past the last page, where I won't have to read another word about insects, molecular structure and vital organs!!

I plan on rewarding myself by not thinking about blood cells, white or red. It's not that I don't appreciate them, I just liked it better when they were hidden out of view, behind a thick layer of my skin and not in plain sight under a really clear microscope. I will not bother to confuse myself with genes and how many I got from which parent.

So next I will be indulging myself in the "decadent pleasure" of reading World History from B.C onward... FUN right? Not so much, but I'd take Romans and Greeks fighting each other over a wooden horse above biology any day of the year. Maybe I'll find something interesting to base a story around.

Hopefully I wont be so completely buried by reading that I will have no time to write! *waking nightmare*
I know I promised you guys some juicy excerpts from my latest story Devil's Helmet but I've been getting some mixed reviews from my reading squad so excerpts will have to wait. I'll tell you all about it in more detail later; don't want to make this post too long and homework is calling.