Hi, guys! I know it’s been forever since I last posted (and that technically I was supposed to post this yesterday!) and I’m really sorry. After my The Broke and The Bookish weekly post last week, I never really got to my Friday Writing Updates draft, or my Saturday writing draft. Sometimes life seems to speed up, and suddenly you just can’t catch up with it! But hopefully, (even though I am still a day behind) I can make it up to you with my Top Ten this week. So, since it is a freebie on the The Broke and The Bookish weekly this week, and I did a ‘Top Ten Underrated/ Hidden Gem Books ‘ last week, I figured I could top it off with a ‘Top Six Overrated/ Unlikable Character Books’ this week (since I couldn’t seem to find all that many).
Evermore by Alyson Noel
I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Wolves of the Beyond: Lone Wolf by Kathryn Lasky
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne, John Tiffany & J.K. Rowling
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson
Ok. Another Friday update: I’m going to post my weekly top ten, based on The Broke and the Bookish Weekly Top Ten Tuesday. So, since this week’s list is Ten Underrated/ Hidden Gem Books, I figured I would write a draft based on just this. Unfortunately, however, being a reader of the most popular, renowned books, I’m not great at finding unknown novels.I’ll limit my choices to the ones I believe not to be known enough (have a goodreads rating of 4 or lower) I’ll try to stick to my most recent reads (as of 2016), but if I have to, I’ll list books I’ve read from past years.
My Top Ten
by Ann Brashares
by Hannah Green (Joanne Greenberg)
by Michael Buckley
by Marissa Meyer
by Carl Hiaasen
by Kass Morgan
by Stepehenie Meyer
by Laurie Halse Anderson
by Ransom Riggs
by Scott Westerfeld
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“Lillian Kelsey,” a single whisper escaped the girl’s lips without meaning to, soft enough only to be heard by the girl’s own ears, and echoed, impossibly, across the room. “Lillian,” the girl started again, tasting the sweet, savory feel on her lips as she said her name softly to the darkness. She listened as the sound of each letter left her mouth individually, trying to hear each one out as she envisioned her signature- the big loopy l’s and curving form of it. The voice scattered across the small space, and the short trill of it- the softened, high-pitched, smooth sound of her voice-repeated back to her, causing her to shudder violently in the darkness. Continue reading “Lillian”
Ok. So I’ve decided (though you might find me to be off schedule and a little disorganized at times) to try really hard to post a ‘Writing Updates’ draft on Fridays (even if technically I’m posting the first one on a Saturday morning) right before I post my Saturday story draft. Continue reading “Writing Updates-My Character Name Picks”
A/N: This is, by no means, a favorite draft, but, nevertheless, I felt as if I should post it. I wrote this a couple months ago, so it’s written pretty badly; I don’t like most of the ideas I put into it. I want my readers to get to know my ‘beginning’ writing style, however, and I figured posting one of my only slightly edited drafts was my best way of doing this. Please, please, please respect my writing, and feel free to comment or like. Happy reading!
I’ve always thought color is a wonderful thing. Colors are bright, beautiful ways to express emotion. I can see them in everything- could see them in everything. I remember the fading burning reds and oranges on the trees as the smell of fall- a sweet smell of fresh soil and tree sap. I remember tasting the cool summer air, lying in the fresh, vibrant green grass, the endlessly expanding mass of bright white stars set on a blanket of deep ocean blue above me. I find bursts of them in every memory I can think of- welcoming, warm, inviting. I find myself biting back smiles as each of them flash through my memory, the relapse of color just as radiant as the first time I glimpsed it.
Now I feel nothing. I remember nothing. I feel the world around me as a monochromatic blur- nothing but shaded faces, people, places. Scents are bland, colors are dull. I have no memories now, other than the one I long to forget, feeling it burn in the back of my mind. I force away the flickers of oranges and reds as they make their way into my vision- begging myself not to envision them as what they really were- the flames that tore apart the only people I called family in the only place I could ever think of as home.
Now Continue reading “My first Draft (Rosaline)”
I guess I should tell you a little more about myself before you start reading all my writing drafts. Firstly, I suck at writing. I’m not afraid to say it. It’s true, after all. I’ve never published a novel, a short story, or even a magazine article. I write simply for my own pleasure at this point in my life because truthfully my writing is really awful.
I’m just warning you before you start judging me.
But I’m still posting my drafts.
Ok. Now onto more important subjects… I write what I feel, and what every desire inside me is yearning for. That’s not one specific thing-that’s anything I can think of. But my stories are almost never based on an event in my life-though they are, sometimes based on what I am or was feeling at one point. My writing never started as me thinking of exciting plots filled with unexpected surprises around every corner. That’s what I read about. I wrote about what I felt, and what I wanted, and what no one could see by looking or talking to me.
Sometimes my characters were my friends when I couldn’t seem to find them in my own life, sometimes they were my way of expressing what I felt without exposing myself, and sometimes they were just my dreams, swimming around in my mind with no where to go. There was never a time in my life that I started writing in which I immediately concluded ‘I’m a writer now.’ Writing was never something I thought classified me, and generally, it’s not something I like to expose about myself.
So this is my writing. This is where I show the world what happens in my crazy, overly thoughtful mind. Happy reading.
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Everything you need to know about me and why I wrote this blog!
Hi! I’m Liv, and this is my very first blog. I’ve been an avid reader for almost as long as I can remember being able to read, and quickly developed my strong passion for writing shortly after that. This blog is my way of expressing my ideas and thoughts. I have my favorite self-edited drafts posted under my ‘Writing’ tab, my suggested reads and other book updates in my ‘Reading’ tab, and my other updates- including basically whatever comes to mind- in my ‘Life’ tab. Feel free to comment or like any of my posts. Please see my Republication Policy if you feel the need to copy off any of my work.
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