Writers’ Tricks

Hello again, all! (Two posts in one day— I know, right?) I was just adding to one of my work-in-progress stories on Google Docs, when I thought I’d share a few of my own little author’s tricks with you.

1. If you don’t know what to name a chapter or your whole book, skip it until you really know what it’s about.

2. Writer’s block? Take a moment away from your screen to clear your head, or read back through your book to see what would make the most sense next.

3. Having trouble finding the right words? Use dictionary.com or thesaurus.com (or the app) for convenience.

That’s all for now! I may edit this post to my liking with more tips and tricks, and if you have an idea or need help with something, comment below so I can put it on here!

Book Review: Walk Two Moons

0F77D015-D165-49E6-B225-08CD76DB58B6Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech grows more and more intriguing as the story develops. The main character, Sal, goes on a trip with her grandparents and has nothing to do but tell them a tale. So Sal decides to speak about Phoebe Winterbottom, her peculiar friend, and while doing so, her own story starts to unravel. I was definitely drawn into this Newberry Award-winning book on the very first page, never hesitating to pick it up.

“Don’t judge a man until you walk two moons in his moccasins.”

Book Review: The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

51BvndtQJ3L._SX330_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgThe Vanderbeekers Of 141st Street is a whimsical novel about a large family whose lease is not being renewed by their landlord. I fell in love with these characters– it’s practically impossible not to. In this lighthearted tale, you grow alongside these characters and see one man get his humanity back.

You will absolutely adore this young family, and the book suits all ages.