Daily Prompt: Worldly Encounters

The Daily Post asksThe friendly, English-speaking extraterrestrial you run into outside your house is asking you to recommend the one book, movie, or song that explains what humans are all about. What do you pick?

If you’ve read my blog, you know what my answer is :p. But, for the newcomers, my pick is ‘Lord of the Rings.’ Our lives are a journey, where we battle our demons and celebrate our good. We have humans who smell like Orcs, humans who are as noble as Hobbitses and others who are as wise as Gandalf. In addition, the world is full of adventures, friendships, and beautiful landmarks to visit. 

Then again, I’d just save E.T. the trouble and tell it to find another planet, because this one is slowly sliding down the toilet @.@

 

 

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Ellie’s Question Corner: Are you able to read while in the car or during a workout?

I have tried many times to read on the Elliptical machine, the bike, or while walking on the treadmill. I failed. It wasn’t because I got distracted — although, I do tend to — but it was the motion. I even tried to read in cars before and I couldn’t do it. I don’t get nauseated or anything, but it annoys me. 

How about you?

 

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

Random Photo of the Day…with a story starter!

Oh yes, let me introduce you to my new blog feature! It’s simple, I’ll post random photos I’ve taken in the past, present, and future (okay, I know, that’s not possible, but pfft, don’t ruin my moment) and add a story starter. Here’s hoping it’ll inspire you to write even more :).

The photo: I took this years ago at the Harry Potter Deathly Hallows book midnight release!

The creature’s name: I don’t know, but we’ll name him Hepburn (you can tell who my favourite actress is).

Why does Hepburn look upset?: In reality, he probably doesn’t like to be touched (notice the hand?). In my world, I think it’s because of the GRILLING book behind him. Take a look, it’s inside the purple heart. So, I totally understand his indignation.

Story starter: Hepburn’s indignation engulfed its subconsciousness into brutal annoyance…

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Of course! The world doesn’t rule me today!

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10 things I often tell my characters

I’ve lost count of the (many) times I’ve changed the beginning of my book. I have changed my mind about certain characters, and introduced new ones, in hopes of leading me to a better execution of my plot. I’ve narrowed down a list of 10 things I often say to my characters, either out loud or in my head. Characters are fun to write, but sometimes they can be annoying.

1) “I wanted you to meet =insert name=. Why all of the sudden, do you want to be alone?”

2) “For the 1000th time, I’m not changing your name”

3) “You’re falling for the wrong person! Why are you doing this to me?”

4) “There’s a reason why I wanted you to skip a meal”

5) “If you keep changing your look every second, I’m never going to finish this book”

6) “I know this is fiction, but that doesn’t mean I’m gonna have monsters lurking everywhere”

7) “Are you chasing me in my dreams?”

8) “No, the ending isn’t going be ‘…and it was all a dream'”

9) “Wait, does this mean I now have to re-write the first 3 chapters?”

10) “I can’t talk to you”

Of course! The world rules me today!

 

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