Hey there Fairytale Spinners :)
So I'm starting my very own blog, for better or worse. I'm not really sure where this is going to go, but we'll see :) This blog is going to be for all you fairytale spinners with your heads in the clouds who love writing and imagining all the characters in your head! It's also a place where you can find quality books, movies, websites, and ... desserts (!!!)
I personally am always looking for great recources for teenage christian girls, especially for writers, since I can totally use the recources. So why depend on someone else? I'll just do it myself :)
Okay, so today's RAVE is Jenny B. Jones and Cupcakes!!!!!!
If you haven't read any of her books, I'd suggest going out right now and getting yourself a copy somehow. She is absolutely incredible: her books really get into the characters (she writes teenage christian lit, really good, hilarious stuff!). Check her out here and make sure to check out her blog for a little taste of her humor and talent! Plus, she loves cupcakes.
I was actually a little hesitant to go out and buy the first book in the Katie Parker without reading anything else she's written (my library apparently isn't as great as it's claimed to be... it didn't have ANYTHING by her!) but don't be! It was a great purchase and I'd refer anyone looking for a sweet read.
The Tip of the Day:
Give up on the pride.
I know, it's hard to do, but if you want to be a writer, you're going to have to be able to take criticism without taking it personally. I suggest you find a couple of "cheerleaders": people you know will never really tell you the truth, and just think that every thing you write should become part of a best-selling story. You also need a couple of "critics": people who will tell you what you don't want to hear (get a couple of types: the nice one, the tough one, the simon-cowell one). Do this, and you will really be able to write! Don't be afraid of showing your writing to people ~ they probably won't bite :) (unless you give it to a Simon Cowell)
And the quote:
"Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again." ~ C.S. Lewis
You got that right! And all us here who are fairy tale spinners (defintion of a fair tale spinners: someone who writes, dreams about, or loves fairytales) know this to be true! Some of us appreciate real art when we see it. Maybe we need to stop thinking about what other people think about us, and be ourselves, fairy tale dreams included.
Alright, signing off Fairytale Spinners. Keep on dreaming big!
~ Princess Buttercup