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Alice’s Blog

Hey! So Alice made another blog a while ago but she did it on a sub-page of a page which I don’t know how to make, which meant it didn’t come up on our home page (hence why I only found it now, 8 days later xD) Just so that it can be found on the home page when people are scrolling through (because yes! we have viewers! from different countries! yay!) I’m going to do this…

It was an amazing surprise this morning to wake up to messages from April saying that we actually have readers! You guys are from all over the world and it is so amazing that you take time out of your day to take a look at what we have written! So, thank you so so much, you are wonderful people!!! [read more]

Okay bye!!

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How To Condense Without Losing Anything Useful And A Mid-Week Blog

Hey! A mid-week post from April here, because I saw this thing on tumblr and decided to share it. The link to this article on How to Condense you Writing popped up on my dashboard so I gave it a read, as I have a habit to… over-write sometimes. And what I’ve read is actually really helpful! All the points made are points that apply to me and so I’m definitely bookmarking it and then using it when I’ve written something too long.

So now, after all that waffle, here is the link to the post~!

The article is written by a person called Ava Jae, who is the author of a trilogy called Beyond the Red. I just looked it up because I’m curious like that, and found it on Goodreads. For anyone who doesn’t want to click the link, here’s the blurb:

Alien queen Kora has a problem as vast as the endless crimson deserts. She’s the first female ruler of her territory in generations, but her people are rioting and call for her violent younger twin brother to take the throne. Despite assassination attempts, a mounting uprising of nomadic human rebels, and pressure to find a mate to help her rule, she’s determined to protect her people from her brother’s would-be tyrannical rule.

Eros is a rebel soldier hated by aliens and human alike for being a half-blood. But that doesn’t stop him from defending his people—at least until Kora’s soldiers raze his camp and take him captive. He is given an ultimatum: be an enslaved bodyguard to Kora, or be executed for his true identity—a secret kept even from him.

When Kora and Eros are framed for the attempted assassination of her betrothed, they flee. Their only chance of survival is to turn themselves in to the high court, where revealing Eros’s secret could mean a swift public execution. But when they uncover a violent plot to end the human insurgency, they must find a way to work together to prevent genocide. ~ Beyond the Red, Ava Jae

I think I might have a read of this (as I seem to have an obsession with any books fantasy, dystopia or sci-fi), but only after I’ve finished Girl on the Train, which my library has just emailed me about to say they have it! I had been hoping to read it before I went to see the film but, alas, that was not to be. However, it doesn’t mean I wasn’t sitting in the cinema pointing out all the inaccuracies! Perhaps when it’s done I can write a review on it.

Anyway, that’s all! I wasn’t expecting this post to be as long as it when I first began to write, so this may end up being my blog for the week… as I’ll probably spend Sunday writing the Writing Challenge posts I need to catch up on and reading. I managed a writing challenge post today, the one due on the 13th (only 6 days late…) and began to write another one, but I’m still fairly behind on them, and will be even more behind on Sunday!

Bye!

~ April

(from the length of this post you can probably tell why I need the article linked above, especially as this was only meant to be a short blog… it’s 555 words long xD)

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Blog Post #6

As you can probably tell, I’m running out of titles…

Anyway, hello readers! I came on this morning to discover we had had views from other people beside Alice and myself, so hey there people! It was really exciting to discover that people have actually read what we’ve written, so thanks!

This week I continued to read the book Frozen — it has nothing to do with the film, just clarifying — but I haven’t got much further. This is partially because I’ve been spending loads of time writing for the October Writing Challenge on our tumblr, and partly because I’ve been working out how to use this new audiobook app I’ve got! It’s called OverDrive, for anyone who wants to know. Confession: I’ve actually never listened to an audiobook before this week, so I wasn’t sure whether or not I’d like it, but so far so good! I’m listening to a book called The Book of Time about a boy who gets transported to a Scottish Island filled with Monks many hundreds of years ago. The best thing about the fact I’m listening to it on audiobook is that the an reading it does these really strong Scottish accents when he reads the dialogue of the Scottish Monks. At first I found him hard to understand because of this but now I’ve adjusted and it’s really good!

Although I said I’ve been working on the Writing Challenge, I’ve actually fallen behind a bit these last few days. It’s hard, writing something every single day for a month, no breaks of gaps in between. Especially with my tendency to write a short story the length of a novel xD

Last, but certainly not least, I found this and just had to share it here because I find it very funny: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFsPeTFAHTg

~April

 

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Another week, another blog…

Hey Readers!

This week has gone so slowly, the days dragging by… but it seems like only yesterday that I was writing the last blog post. Time is strange, I guess? Sometimes weeks drag by and other times they fly past, but all the while it’s only 7 days each time. Is there some psychological element to it? Probably, but I don’t know what it is.

As I said, this week has dragged by, and that’s probably because it’s been a fairly boring week. I started a book called Frozen by Melissa De La Cruz and Michael Johnston but haven’t got very far, made the tumblr page look pretty, and school has been consuming my soul, but that’s about it. I’m really tired now but I woke up early this morning and now can’t get back to sleep… ugh.

I’ve continued with the October Writing Challenge on our tumblr blog which has been getting easier by the day, probably because I’m getting into the groove of writing something daily now, but I’ve decided that I’m not going to do as challenging challenge any time soon. I do have a life off the internet, after all, no matter how weird that concept seems!

Also, I’ve decided to start posting my weekly blogs on a Sunday, just because it’s easier for me that way. I don’t suppose anyone will mind, as no-one actually reads any of this anyway xD But yeah, thought I’d put that here, as I don’t really have much else to write.

If someone does happen to stumble across our website and this blog post not vie social media, then please do check out our instagram and tumblr accounts (https://www.instagram.com/writeaweek/ and http://write-a-week.tumblr.com/). Very inventive names, I know.

And that’s about it for this weeks blog! Bye 👋🏼

~ April

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My First Blog

Hello readers! Alice here; welcome to my page : )

So, thus far, April has done most (all – I think) of the posts on this website as I couldn’t figure out how to work it (I’m incredibly intelligent, as you can probably tell :s ). But, alas! all that will be changing… [read more]

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Blog Post #4

Hey there non-existant readers!

So it’s been a week since the last blog post, and as I’m now trying to do what Alice and myself promised to do when we first started this website – post something at least once a week (hint’s in the name) – I am writing this blog post. This is the fourth one, hence the title, although the others haven’t been called “Blog Post #1” etc.

Not much has happened since my last post to be honest. I finished a book called Delerium by Dee Schulman, which is the second one in a trilogy of books. I really need to go to the library and get out the third! It ended on a rather large cliff-hanger… which means I NEED to find out what happens! xD Perhaps once I’ve finished the trilogy I can write a review on it – another thing Alice and I promised to do when we first made this site and haven’t yet done. We’ll get there soon enough

I have, however, decided this week that I’m going to listen to the Harry Potter audio books by Stephen Fry, as I have never actually listened to them before. And I didn’t have any desire to pay for them and listen to them before now, as I’ve never been the biggest fan of audio books, but I’ve recently found out that my school library has a large range of audio books (which are free) so guess who’s going to listen to them at one point!? It may be a while though as I am a pro at procrastinating… perhaps the Christmas holidays would be a good time to start

We have been rather busy with this site this week though. Alice and myself almost completely restructured the actual website. We gave it a new theme and re-organised some pages so it made more logical sense, as we didn’t really have the best knowledge of how to use WordPress when we first started this up, so quite a few things just didn’t make sense xD We also started up a tumblr account, and I’ve been doing a Monthly Writing Challenge on there, which will change every month. This month it’s been to write a story, or part of a story, every day. Which has certainly been a challenge, and it’s only day 3! Last but not least, yesterday Alice made us an Instagram account, so check it out at https://www.instagram.com/writeaweek/ Not quite sure what we’ll be doing on there, perhaps some roleplay? If you’re a person reading this, let us know if you have any suggestions!

Ummm… I think that’s all for now? I suppose if there’s anything else I can make another blog post during the week or just put it in next weeks post. As always, if you have any questions or comments, you can either comment here, email us (writeaweek@gmail.com) or contact us via Instagram!

Bye!

~April