Friday, March 27, 2015

Interview : Loretta Ellsworth!

 Hi everyone! Today I'm very excited to be showing you my interview with the author of In a Heartbeat. That is an amazing book and if you haven't read it, what is WRONG with you, go now! ----> In A Heartbeat <-----

I interviewed her via-email and here it is now for you!

1. Where did you get the idea for In A Heartbeat?
2. Were any of your characters or ideas inspired by personal experience or real-life events?
3. What was the hardest part of writing the book?
4. If you get writer's block, what do you do?
5. Any recommendations for new writers?

The answers were : 

1.  The book was inspired by personal experience  - my nephew died in a motorcycle accident.   He had registered to be an organ donor  but hadn't told anyone.   His parents honored his wishes and we were comforted in knowing that his death gave life to others.
2. Same as above.
3. The hardest part was writing in two different viewpoints and making each one sound unique.
4. When I get writer's block,  I usually read or write a character analysis of one of the characters in my story,  and it opens up the door to my imagination.
5. My biggest recommendation is to read extensively and to work hard on developing your craft - think of how hard it is to play an instrument at a professional level - it is the same with writing, it requires lots of practice. 

Thanks again Miss Ellsworth for being so kind to answer them, even if I was very late!
Thank you readers, I haven't posted in two weeks and there's no excuse. As I said, I'm going to be trying really hard.
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Friday, March 13, 2015

Realistic Bodies in Books

Hi there! It's Jane, and today I'm going to do a post that's also going to be featured on ---->True Beauty / Tell Me About It <----

So be sure to check that out!
   Recently, I was reading "The Uglies." FANTASTIC book. Must read. Really.
It got me thinking, where are there some people who aren't perfect in weight or looks? I think it's important to have these characters, so we're not getting the fake idea that everyone is perfect. Because we're not. Especially in YA, because teenagers often feel out of place with their weight or height, looks in general. Here are some of my thoughts on characters who are not perfect.

  • Emma - This was an obvious one. Her story is a Cinderella spin-off. She eventually loses some of the weight when she picks up skating, but in the two earlier books, you notice she is out of breath when running, hiking, etc. Props to Mrs.Frederick for portraying that so well.
  • Jess - While with blonde hair and blue eyes, she was not an airhead or dumb. Enough said :)
The Uglies
  • Just the idea is amazing, that not everybody is born beautiful, if you're not you get a surgery to be beautiful. The concept is beyond unique.
  • You know I had to include this one. Hazel was not a supermodel, yet someone fell in love with her. *fangirl-swoon-cry*
That's it for today, but if you have any ideas comment!
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