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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Writer's Workshop: More than you wanted to know

The Prompts this week at Mama Kat's were all so creative it was hard to pick so I decided to do them all.

1.) Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page and share two “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. (inspired by Heather) Currently I'm reading "Sloppy Firsts" by Megan Mccafferty. It is Mccafferty's first novel and it is in the young adult section of the library. The book is about a young girls struggle with adolescence and how she is coping with the move of her best friend. I can't believe this is the random page and "teaser" that actually came up....LOL

"Manda thinks that reading feminist manifestos makes up for her borderline ho-bag behavior. I'm pretty sure that's why she wears Poindexter glasses instead of contacts, so she seems less sexual and more intellectual. She's not fooling anyone, though. Hope and I called her The Kissing Slut because she'd made out with thirty-one different guys by her fifteenth birthday. That's when she decided it was time to move on to manual stimulation, so we christened her Lend-A-Hand-A-Manda. And when she turned sixteen, well, let's just say she earned the title The Headmaster."

2.) What do you aspire to be? (Inspired by The White House) When I was little I used to write story after story after story. I don't think any of them were ever about school board budgets and graduations. However, that being said, I still get paid to write and that is what I always wanted to do. Will I ever complete that allusive young adult novel?...that remains to be seen.

3.)Share a piece of unsolicited parenting advice...only I'm soliciting it. I have come up with a way to make tattle-telling much more fun for the adult than it is for the child. Thereby, eliminating most tattling because the child becomes more annoyed with the parent than the person they were tattling on to begin with. Make them sing. You pick the genre and they have to sing their tattle. Let me tell you, this is a fun game....especially in a large group of kids. My favorite genres...opera, rap and the country ballad. Try are gonna love it. See the video below!

4.)Tell us about your long have you been blogging, when did you start, what were/are your goals for your blog, etc. (inspired by Corn) I started blogging in February 2007 for about two days and promptly forgot about it until the following February. Originally, I was going to show off a lot of my crafts, but lately I find myself just rambling about nonsense. Who knew you were suppose to have a goal?

5.)If you had 5000 dollars to give away or donate to a charity...explain what you would do with it and why. (inspired by Hallie's letter) I would probably split it up between the ALS Association, JDRF, and PANCAN. My mom's sister died from ALS and it is a terrible disease. It strips you of all motor function, but leaves you mind intact. As for JDRF, regular readers know that my nephew is diabetic. PANCAN does research solely in the fight against pancreatic cancer. Most people diagnosed with this disease are given a 1 percent survival rate. My mother-in-law is part of that 1 percent.

6 random thoughts:

Anonymous said...

Love the video. Very funny.

Stopping by from Mama Kat's.

Grammy Suzzy and DJ Doran said...

Oh, how I loved your desires to be a writer. I wish I had thought and planned and pursued it more when I was younger. And what a wonderful thought to donate to JDRF...I have an 18 yr. old...diagnosed type 1 right before her 16th bday. It is a challenge, but I know people are always thinking of us.

Doodles said...

I love how you gave background on your book. It makes me want to read it.

Doodles said...

I love that you gave some back up on the book that you gave us a teaser on. It makes me want to read it. Now I am off to explore your site.

Life with Kaishon said...

I love your charities. I laughed about how you did not dream about school boards when you were little : ). So funny! I don't think I have ever met anyone who did.

Sneaky Momma said...

What a great idea! The singing tattlegram! I so am going to do this with my girls when they get older.
I would donate money to a diabetic organization, too, if given the opportunity. I worked for years with kids who have diabetes. :)

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