17 July 2010

Writing, Writing, Writing.

That’s all I’m doing right now. I am writing a ton of scholarships for college (They actually make prose better. The prompts are challenging but engaging.) and I am writing a ton in my new one-shot Novel which I am entitling The Bad Faerie.

This book will be vastly different from my other books for a few reasons:

1) I do not have a plan for this book. Usually I map out a diagram of what needs to happen and how it needs to happen, getting there is the part I make up. This time, I have ten possible endings and allow the characters to run amock.

2) This time, I started with the title of the book before I even started writing it. Usually I come up with a title for the book after I have written it. I often sit for ten minutes or so, recalling the whole plot and all the growth the protagonist has fought to achieve and then three titles come to me. I usually pick the most cerebral title though…

3) In many of my writings, I envision a world based on the rules that occur in my head. The world comes from my head and I research concepts and cultures to enhance my world. This time, I am taking ideas from a preexisting story and change it around to suit my story. You know, like Wicked.

Hope you enjoyed this post.

Ariel Ceylan

14 July 2010 (Bastille Day!)

Hello!

Long time no post! First, I would like to say Happy Bastille Day! (ToTC is my favorite book ever!)

Second, I have been writing every single day for hours on end, I probably average about 500 words a day. The story is starting to catch fire now that I’m on page 140….no it’s not bad, it’s just that there is a lot of stuff that needs to happen before play time can begin, you know. I need to establish character and their surroundings not by telling, but by showing. This is not proving to be difficult, but it is proving to be arduous, I mean I love exposition (character’s back story), but I find that unless the plot moves with it, there is no real point to writing. Thankfully the plot is moving quite rapidly with the exposition. There will be a lot going on in this novel and some things that I know the reader will not be able to ever expect. One of my writing quirks is that I like to change gender roles, so that is something to look out for with this.

Also, I think that I would like to publish this book the old fashioned way. Now that I am legal and can enter a contract, there really are no doors locked for me (except for those held closed by lack of an agent).

Third, I will be interviewed by AllyKatzz, an organization designed to boost tween girls’ self-esteem. I’m SO pumped about this! I can’t even begin to put my elation into words!

I love moving forward and moving ahead.

With Love,
Ariel Ceylan

9 July 2010

This whole week I have been at work, I have been writing. I have written so much that I need a break from writing! It’s hard work! I had forgotten…

Anywho…..even though I’m on page 70 in my journal, I’m still in exposition stage which means to me that this book will be looooonnnngggggg…….You know, one of those epics. I am ready to start the story now, but I just don’t know how yet. You see, I’m writing as I go along, which is different from my usual general plan.

Power to the writer.

Ariel Ceylan

4 July 2010

It has been forever since I posted!

I was on vacation in Turkey and it was very interesting there. The people are all sweet, the country is developed strangely, and all the people there love Ataturk.

The people are all sweet, you know, they want visitors and they would go out of their way to help out a tourist. The country is vast and mountanous, yet the people live in appartments in cities. It seems so foolish to squash all the people in one place when there is so much land and space for the Turks to enjoy. Thirdly, all the people there love Ataturk. It doesn’t matter the peoples’ politics, religion, nothing, Ataturk is the national hero and founder.

Also, I forgot to update you on the book talk with 4G’s Book Club. I got it, I went and rocked it.

The Star Ledger Review fell through…..

On the plus side, my second book, The Tales of Whithith: The Power of a Vision, is now available online at B and N.com

You win some, you lose some in the journey of life.

With Love

Ariel Ceylan