Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Starting Sparks: February // a day late because I'm rubbish

It's the 2nd, and I failed at my blogging duties. I'm meant to post Starting Sparks on the 1st. I didn't.


Anyway.

Happy February!

Here in Britain the storms are a-blowing, but no matter the hail and wind, the weather cannot take away the daylight. The days are lengthening, and my soul is singing!

I had an English exam yesterday. I think it went well. At least, I wrote two very passionate essays and quite enjoyed myself.

I finished The Silkworm by JK Rowling. I LOVED IT SO MUCH. I can't even tell you.

I've started reading Les Mis!

Sometimes I forget how attractive Hugh Jackman is. He's about three decades older than me, it's definitely not appropriate but ... definitely true.
I was really feeling the desperate need for a nineteenth century novel, which is not a sentence I ever thought I'd type, but it's true. I'd not read one since Northanger Abbey in, like, August. It was too long!

Les Mis is very beautiful and good. I'm enjoying singing the songs in my head as they come up. 

Starting Sparks is a monthly link-up for writers at all stages, hosted by Ashley and me.
We post a prompt on the 1st of each month (or sometimes occasionally the 2nd) and you respond however you'd like!

Last month we had a whole FIVE linkers not including us -- a new record. I'm really excited!
February 16:
The February prompt!
I'm not sure what form this prompt is going to take for me. I guess the idea is that you use your novel characters for a fairytale, but if you don't have novel characters -- that is if you're not writing a novel -- don't let that put you off! You can just rewrite a fairytale. Or write a story inspired by a fairytale. Or whatever the heck you like. We're just here to start your sparks, and let them flame where they may!

We'd love to hear from you!

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20 comments:

  1. LES MIS LES MIS AHAHAHA. hugh jackman is my favorite person oh my Rowling. Speaking of Rowling, I've been /NEEDING/ to read the Silkworm, even though I forgot to put it on my tbr :P

    I'll try this prompt, it seems fun to try :D

    ~Noor

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    1. RIGHT?!?! I've never heard the expression "Oh my Rowling" before but I LOVE IT! You must read The Silkworm. (Read The Cuckoo's Calling first!)

      Please do! <3

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  2. Mmm, dat Richard Armitage gif, tho. *heart eyes* XD

    I've never tried rewriting a fairy tale....I may have to.....! XD

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    1. I don't actually know who he is! I always use gifs and people comment like "love the [insert fandom here] gif!" and I'm like dang I don't actually know where it's from ... oops!

      YES DO!

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  3. Les Mis is the besttttt. That book <3 I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. I LOVE IT! So much, actually, it's beautiful.

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  4. ooooh! I think I'm gonna link up again. these prompts have been really good recently. :)

    I need to read Les Mis. Also I need to watch Les Mis. everybody loves it, and I need to find out what's so awesome about it. :P

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    1. YAY! Well, Ashley and I are pretty awesome sooo ... ;)

      YES AND YES. It's my favourite thing ever. The music is objectively perfect, and the book is dang good so far.

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  5. I know, FIVE whole linkers! Isn't it glorious! Let's see how this goes now, hm? I happen to like the idea.

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    1. Right?! I like it also. Mermaids, I think!

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  6. Hmmm, this is interesting. I shall have to link up this time!!

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  7. Exciting news for you guys! :)

    I've got a couple of ideas...one involves tv characters and the other one of my own fractured fairy tales.

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    1. Yay! I look forward to it!

      PS I haven't read your Jan story yet but I WILL SOON!

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  8. CAN WE JUST FANGIRL OVER THE SILKWORM TOGETHER ?! It's so underrated and so great. The series just keeps getting better, in my humble opinion.

    That's all I wanted to say. Great post!

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    1. ADS;LGKJ;ASKLDJG YES WE CAN! I loved it! Love Strike! Love Robin! Love London! Love snow! Love the literary world! Love the themes and motifs and epigraphs and cleverness with names! LOVE! IT!

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  9. I finally did it, I've been meaning to join this link up since it started. Took forever!

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    1. Eep, thank you so much, Skye! <:D (party hat face)

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  10. Omg, I hear ya about Hugh Jackman. IT'S THE AUSTRALIANNESS, I SWEAR. AUSTRALIA JUST CREATES REALLY ATTRACTIVE LOOKING PEOPLE OMG. Ahem. Good luck tackling Les Mis!! But then you enjoy the mammoth books, right?! So I'm sure you'll be fine. I would die. hahaha. *ahem* *proceeds to die*

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    1. I SHOULD MOVE THERE! (The sun'd be a good thing for one!)
      I do enjoy the mammoth books! It's actually wonderful. I love it!

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