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Oh Mythology, Where Art Thou? (#3)

Where to start, how to research, and how to craft a beautiful story that has many or few elements of mythology ūüėȬ†…These are the questions I left you with last post, and the post before

So where does one start?  

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Oh Mythology, Where Art Thou? (#2)

(guess where this comes from???)

Where to start???¬† How to research???¬†¬† How to craft a beautiful story that has many or few elements of mythology…these are the questions I left you with in the first part of Oh Mythology, Where Art Thou?: A Post Series On Mythology and Its Place in the YA Novel.

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Oh Mythology, Where Art Thou?

Pick up any book on the Young Adult Shelf in your local bookstore and what are you likely to find within its pages (aside from kissing)…mythology!  In today’s world in which everything known and unknown is being used to weave wondrous stories, mythology is king. 

Why?…

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WIP Love: Week 2 – #Wipmadness

The wonderful Kip, a fellow writer and participant & current blog host of #Wipmadness posted recently about visuals that motivate you in your current WIP.

For me I use Pinterest. ¬†I actually haven’t been on in a while but it allows me to create boards based on characters in my WIP so that I have visual representations of what they look like. ¬†It is also a great characterization exercise to be able to put a face to your characters or exact place to your settings. ¬†I know some writers make collages, well for me my Pinterest boards are my online collages.

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Aziza Harper Thoughts (1)

This part of my characterization workshop for the main character of my completed manuscript BLOOD OF ISIS.¬† Aziza’s thoughts in the post occur during the opening lines of Chapter One before Aziza’s mother calls her name. — I’ve been traveling my whole life.¬† It’s hard never having friends and always being the new girl.¬† Combine… Read more »

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Aziza Harper – Thoughts (1) (Characterization Exercize)

This part of my characterization workshop for the main character of my completed manuscript BLOOD OF ISIS.¬† Aziza’s thoughts in the post occur during the opening lines of Chapter One before Aziza’s mother calls her name. — **revised 8/14/2012** I’ve been traveling my whole life. It’s hard never having friends and always being the new… Read more »

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The Maze: An Original Poem

The Maze
By: Patrice Caldwell
Click, clack, click, clack these are the sounds of the maze.
Giggle, gaggle, giggle, gaggle, these are the sounds of the maze.

Beware the maze, the old man said to his children one sunny day:
It will lure you, then it will trap you
taking your soul away.