Saturday, October 11, 2014

Good Luck!

I cannot wait to read your stories. I know I will be up with nightmares, but I am looking forward to the frightening fables and fiendish fiends.


Deadline Approachith!

D E A D L I N E !  Friday October 17  Oooh what a scary word. Please be sure to drop off your entries to your nearest St John's Library (A.C. Hunter, Marjorie Mews or Michael Donovan) or you can email me at juliamayo@nlpl.ca .

Tip 7 Proofread

Proofread ....What is that you ask? Read over your story...look for obvious errors like spelling and grammar. Now Read it again. Now hand it to a friend who will give you an honest opinion. Ask them to read it. Now listen to what they have to say.

Check out this for seven tips on proofreading.
http://www.dailywritingtips.com/7-proofreading-steps/


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Creepy Music to set the scene (Tip #6)


Check out this excellent background music!
Set the scene.....


Step #5 Listen Carefully

Some of the best stories you will ever hear are those passed down from generation to generation and some of the best authors start out as ....storytellers. Dale Jarvis, Michael Crummey, Lisa Moore, Bernice Morgan and Helen Porter are some of the best authors this province has and the best storytellers too. I am sure everyone of you has a older relative who would love to tell you a local ghost story so...Listen carefully!


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Step#4 Write what you Like...Like what you write

If you don't like it.... no one else will either. Write about what interests you, that way you will enjoy the whole writing experience.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

 


Step #3  Read Read Read!

Read scary Authors like....Dale Jarvis. Stop by your local library or your school library for a great inspirational spook! Darren Shan, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King. The more you read the better writer you will become. You increase your vocabulary, understand the flow of a good story and expand your imagination!



Here are a few more of my favourite frights!