Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Characters and Books

Today the writing prompt is going to be....

Think about a fictional character, either one in a book you're reading / have read or a story you are writing.

Now here comes the challenge....

Based on the character's personality, name their favorite book / story. Remember, try not to use anything stated in the story.

For example, I was going to use one of my favorite books of all time, When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, but since it's stated in the story (many times actually) that the main character's favorite book is A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, I have decided to use a secondary character, whose name is Annemarie.

Annemarie is a quiet, shy girl. She has epilepsy and has to eat a special diet, but for the sake of being "normal" she has hidden her epilepsy from her friends and got a job at the local sandwich shop. She throws away her "special" homemade lunch everyday for six weeks and eats sandwiches and soda (which is really bad for her) until one day she has a seizure during lunch period. So I would say she must want to fit in a lot to have to hide a disease from her best friend.

Because she wants to fit in and she has a disease, I would recommend Rules, by Cynthia Lord.

Good bye!

P.S. If you happen to find another book that you think would be more fitting for Annemarie, leave me a comment!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A Thought for Today

In class for Lesson 4 we have been studying a translated section of Henry David Thoreau's Walden , so when I found this thought I decided that it would be appropriate for today!
What is the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on. -Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862)
 That IS inspiring, isn't it?

Now have a laugh at this creative-- and GREEN-- reuse of fabric:

This is one of the lovely scenes from The Sound of Music, the wonderful musical that's been turned into a movie and whatnot.

Maria (mom figure): The children need fabric for their clothes.
Captain (dad figure): No, they are fine.
Maid: I ordered new curtains.
Maria: Great!
(Maria takes the old curtains and makes them into clothes for the children.)
Captain: Do you mean to tell me that my children are running around in nothing but old drapes?
Maria (indignantly): I made them into clothes myself from the curtains in my bedroom!


And this is my favorite clip from The Sound of Music. I know that we started talking about Henry David Thoreau and somehow ended up at a wonderful musical, but still.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Quotes, Quotes, Quotes

These are going to be inspirational thoughts and/or quotes that I will post here! Yay!

This will be mighty similar to the Writing Prompts thing, so it's easy to understand. Let's start!
A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot. It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain. -Mildred Witte Stouve
 Isn't that fascinating? What do you think of the quote? Write down your thoughts in the comments!

Writing Prompts 1

Okay so I've decided to post a number of writing prompts that I hope will help you!

You can access these from the top tab that says writing prompts ^ (up there).

I'm just going to give this a try, so here goes!

I will post 1 new writing prompt / quote to write by in each post, so stay tuned!

If you could teleport anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?

Have a nice week, guys!


Hi, my name is Honey Okapi and I like cats and cantaloupe! (Like you may have guessed).

Since this is the start-up post this will probably be very short. Okay goodbye now! I will post today's thoughts in another post!

And P.S. Leave me a comment please!!