A Walk In The Moonlight

A few weeks ago my English teacher told us to write something using an excerpt from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien as a outline for what to write. Of course, we all had the choice of writing using our own minds to create a story using diction and syntax, but I chose to “follow the path of J.R.R. Tolkien” and write a (very) short story using it as a guideline. After brainstorming names for this little short story I decided to name it A Walk In The Moonlight. Anyway, here’s what I wrote that day (plus a little from today):

 

I rode my bike into the woods at night– again. These woods are like my home; it is somewhere I can go to get away from the world. Today though, something was off. Something was different. The trees seemed more twisted, and the moon not so bright. In the distance I hear the gurgling of the creek I always walk by, but today, instead of it flowing over the rocks peacefully, it sounded… angry? My curiosity got the better of me as I hopped off my bike, leaned it against a tree, then slowly walked off into the woods to the creek. The closer I got the more I noticed: the creek, even though I couldn’t see it,  didn’t sound angry… it sounded as if it were running from someone… or something.

Moon juice.Robbie V via Compfight

 

As I said, I wrote this using a page from The Lord of the Rings as a guideline, although I’m not sure what page it was. I hope you liked this story!

Writer’s Block

Ah, writers block my old friend enemy. For those of you who don’t know, writer’s block is something that someone (most likely a writer) suffers from when they don’t know what to write about. Today, I am suffering from a case of writer’s block, but not anymore! I’m writing about writer’s block.

 

I actually have a lot of good ideas for books (mostly fan fictions), but I never have any motivation to write them. That’s my main problem, no motivation. Sometimes though, I really want to write a fan fiction, so I start on the first few chapters but then I just lose all of my motivation to write it.

 

For example, I was once really motivated to write a FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood fan fiction, and I had even written the first seven chapters (which in total took me around 12-ish hours). Then I moved on to a different fandom and sort of forgot about that fan fiction. Every once in a while I really want to continue writing that fan fiction, but then I think about the fact that I would have to re-write the first seven chapters because of all my grammar mistakes and how I just did a really bad job explaining things (the reader would have gotten bored). Now that I am a better writer than I was at the start of the year, I might start re-writing the chapters and continuing the story.

 

Let’s just say you’re writing a story that’s not a fan fiction. Well, first I would start out imaging the whole story (or at least what would be the first few chapters). That includes the characters, how you would start the book (what event), or even how the book would end. You might also want to have a goal about how many pages you write per day.

 

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