- Children's Publishing: This Week for Writers 11/18/11: Our Favorite Articles and Blog Posts: This is my favorite round-up of posts. The follow articles are from that round-up.
- Tartitude: Victoria Mixon on Fueling Plot Momentum: This post uses a movie I'm yet to see as an example, yet it drives the points homel: One choice leads to another, the risk must heighten, and each character must have a strong motive about carrying out an action.
- Contest: Win Crossed by Ally Condie & Other Goodies: Now for a contest for once. MATCHED was a good book, in my opinion, although I'm not sure how it appeals to the non-YA audience. A bit clean, but it works as a dystopian novel.
- From The Right Angle: Crossing the Bridge: Song Structure and Plot: I love music. I have a musician's ear when it comes to listening to the background music and the structure of it. So this post presents an interesting analogy. Verse tells story. Chorus presents theme. The bridge shifts gears to presents the climax of the song, which is a bigger reprise of the chorus. Makes sense?
By the way, I'm thinking about making my own round-up by saving up all the articles until Friday. What do you think of that?
I have to make this a little fast, since I didn't do any typing on my NaNoWriMo project at school.
Instead, I did a little writing in my manila folder. I wrote two one-page stories (one using 2/3rds of the prompt I mentioned last post), and a micro-fiction on someone else's lunch pass which is a twist on "why did the chicken cross the road". Here it is:
The chicken wanted to get to the other side, but he was afraid of the cars zooming by.
He took a deep breath. "I can do this." he thought.
He then ran across the street.
Halfway, a bicycle split him in half.Exactly forty-two words. Not the best (very simple), but I did get a few laughs out of my lunch table.
Should I save up all my articles to post on Friday?