Friday, November 2, 2012

The Second Day of NaNo

The NaNo YWP website isn't currently working, so I figured I would add a little more to my blog. Look out for some surveys and new widgets.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

NaNo is here!

My novel is, at the moment, only 331 words. That will be changing, however! How are you doing? Check out my profile on NaNoWriMo YWP! (It's sherlockian745) Good luck, and may the plot be with you!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Written? Kitten!

Just a cute writing site I found, it's a cute and fluffy version of Write or Die. Check it out here!

Types of Conflict

Hi! Sorry I haven't posted in a while! We were going over this in class and I thought I'd put it on here.
First, basic types of conflict:
  • Internal- in internal conflict, the character struggles with a emotional or mental problem- maybe their mom has cancer, their brother is dyslexic, or the main character. are anorexic. Their are no other characters harming the main character physically, but it could be that the character is perhaps being gossiped about, which lowers her self esteem. Let's say your story is about  a girl named Susie. The other girls at her school talk about her behind her back, which makes her feel left out and insecure. She begins to feel that she is useless and can't do anything right, which lowers her grades. This is an example of internal conflict. 
  • External- External conflict is when one character is physically harming another. If there was a bully who twisted Susie's arm until she gave him her lunch money, that would be external conflict.
Now, we'll look at some more complicated types.
  • Man versus Man- the main character struggles against another person. Ex. Susie is being bullied, as we said in external conflict.
  • Man versus Society- the main character struggles against society. Ex. Susie is accused of witchcraft and driven out of town.
  • Man versus Self- this is basically internal conflict.
  • Man versus Nature- The character struggles against nature. Ex. Susie gets lost in the wilderness in midwinter. A book like Hatchet.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

More Good Reads!

I provided a list of good books a while back. Most of them were classics, so here are a few newer ones.

  • Eragon- and all the other books in this "four book trilogy". The first book was written by an eighteen year old boy.
  • Swordbird and Swordquest- The plot was a little basic-two sides, big battle, the good side wins- except for the fact that all the characters are birds! An intriguing read by sixteen year old Nancy Yi- Fan.
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid- Ok, maybe not the longest or most complex story in the library, but a hilarious story.
And here is a highly recommended blog, Musings From Neville's Navel.
(five points to those of you who recognized that)


A new month of NaNoWriMo starts in November- an excellent opportunity for kid authors. Be sure to sign up soon! There are also forums and writing workbooks provided on their webpage, so be sure to check it out HERE!

Sunday, September 23, 2012


I'm so sorry! I haven't posted in, like, a month! I'll try to post each weekend now, but it'll be hard, with all my after school activities. Thanks for being patient!