How to Fix Writer’s Block

Getting writer’s block? The easiest solution for me is finding a song. Pick any song that you like or you think has a particular meaning/ theme and write your story around that song. Many songs already have a plot that you can build around and they already have characters that you can use. Songs are basically small stories that have been simplified down to the bare minimum and have rhyming words. They’re great because they aren’t so detailed that you have nothing left to elaborate on and they also have a bit of structure that you can construct around.This makes songs the ideal way to get your creative juices flowing and to just start writing.

For example, the song You Belong with Me by Taylor Swift. You could turn that song into a Cinderella kind of story. You could make the “other girl” the main character’s step-sister whose very popular and make the main character shy and a little geeky. Or, I Got a Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas. You could make the main character an uptight girl who decides to be wild and go after the boy she dreams of because this is his last night in town before he moves and she has nothing to lose.

These are just some ideas and they don’t all have to be contemporary, you can try to find mysterious songs, adventurous songs, or you can try to turn a song into whatever genre of story you want to write.

Good luck and have fun writing!

xoxoxo

 

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Grey’s Anatomy

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5/5

Rated: PG-13 (sexual content is present quite often)

This is such a great tv series. It follows the lives of the doctors in the Seattle Grace Hospital. This tv show keeps you interested because not only does it have large conflicts that can span over several episodes, but it also has “small conflicts” every episode because of the medical cases that the characters have to deal with. Not only that, the tv series also has some special episodes like the episode that is all singing, or the episode that is told in all flashbacks. Also, this show has so many guest stars that I didn’t even catch them all. Of course, there is also a lot of relationship drama which can become frustrating/boring. But, overall, this tv show is fun and exciting, but can also be a tearjerker.

 

 

3 New and Original Life Hacks!

 

How to use your touchscreen device in the shower WITHOUT BREAKING IT! Are you ever bored in the shower? Wishing that you could watch your favorite TV show? Or a movie? Now you can with this hack! Just put your device in a Ziplock bag and seal it. It’s completely touch screen and won’t harm your device. Just don’t intentionally put it under the water!  (Bonus: If there are too many water droplets on your screen and trying to rub them away with your hand will only spread the droplets around and make the screen even more blurry then try blowing on your screen and the water droplets will be pushed out of the way.)

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Traveling but forgot a toothbrush cover? That’s okay, just use a water bottle! Find any regular plastic water bottle and put your toothbrush in it, then screw the top back on, and there you go!

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Having a hard time chewing crumbly food without getting crumbs everywhere? When you bite into the food, make sure to suck in, sucking all the crumbs into your mouth. Make sure not to suck in too hard or else the crumbs will lodge themselves in your throat and you might choke!

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Hope you enjoyed these original hacks! And put them to good use!

The Scorch Trials: the Movie

The movie was not as good as wished. They didn’t exactly follow the book… like at all. They changed so much that even I was a bit confused and surprised, and I’ve read the book!

Spoilers about what the movie didn’t include: There was no griever fight or rescue ship. No fake betrayal from Teresa and Aris. No talk at all about Thomas and Teresa’s telepathy. No nose-less crank. No crank peering through the barred windows in the dorms.

(Don’t worry, I won’t spoil what the movie added because some parts were actually quite cool.)

Even though they didn’t follow the book exactly, it was still entertaining. Though notably not as popular as the first one. There was practically no one in the theater when I went but, I guess, more room for me!

Watch the movie and see if you liked it or not, agree or disagree.

3/5: Not as the book was, but still very enjoyable

PG-13 – some “gory” creatures (cranks) that make strange noises and try to eat you…

Life by foreverhope

“Life” by foreverhope

You know you’re young when

you can’t believe you don’t have a pile of waiting presents

when you dream of tooth fairies and boogie monsters

when you get cross because someone taught you a lesson

You know you’re growing up when

you aren’t shielded from the world anymore

when you dream of relationships and love

when you want to find out what you’re in store for

You know you’re old when

you don’t have the strength to deal with the corruption

when you dream of a peaceful life at home

when you smile at the children who wave to you

and remember the time when you were young

But you only know you’ve lived when

You’ve let go of your fears

when you took a chance at your dreams

when you learned to be happy

when big or small, you’ve made a difference

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

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I put off reading Eleanor and Park for a long time, thinking that it was just another fluffy contemporary. It was a long time before I finally wanted a fluffy contemporary and grabbed this off the shelf. I thought it started out strangely for a it’s genre. It actually didn’t start out as “boy see’s girl for the first time and want to be her boyfriend” or vice versa. It started weirdly but soon got back on to the usual track. There was always a dark thread that ran through the book, but what was really surprising was the huge dark twist that Rainbow Rowell threw in there at the end. I couldn’t believe it, I literally had to read that page several times before I could accept the fact. It also didn’t end as expected. It didn’t really end with boy gets girl. More like boy is starting to get girl. In the end, I would give this book a 4.7/5 stars like a 94%. It’s missing 6% because I thought some parts in the middle could be a little bit of a bore.

4.7/5 stars or 94%

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some serious talks about sexual assault and sexual harassment. The sexual assault almost happened, and the sexual harassment did happen.

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson book jacket

Emily has been waiting outside Sloane’s empty house for the past two weeks hoping for her to come back. Sloane has always been there for her, but she’s always been just out of reach so that Emily had to step out of comfort zone to join her. But this time? Sloane is completely out of reach. She’s left with no means of communication, just disappeared. Until, one day, Emily received a letter. There wasn’t an apology, there wasn’t even a return address, just a list of summer dares. It didn’t matter. This was something, and it was from  Sloane. Emily expected the list to lead her to her one and only best friend Sloane, what she didn’t expect was to make several new friends while she was at it, and definitely not a boyfriend. But does Emily have the guts to complete the list? Will she ever be reunited with Sloane? Or will Emily sink back into the shadows without Sloane’s presence?

The list of summer dares:

This book, while cute, also seemed to have some deep underlying meanings. It seemed to be just as much about loyalty and trust than it was about friendship. Though there were some deeper meanings, I still enjoyed the light and fluffy nature of the book. It was really fun and summer-y. This book is how I’m going to kick off summer reading every year. There is really nothing bad to say about it (plus the book jacket is literally summer perfection). So, read it and tell me what you thought of it!

Rating:

5/5 stars

PG-13 (on the younger side)   Reason: 0-3 curse words, and 0-3 “intimate” scenes