Hello all and welcome to the update for the week beginning 14/5/18!
I’m going to start ‘rejigging’ these weekly updates and wrap-ups to be more focussed on the website and book-sphere, so you this update is a bit of a test. When we get back on the vlog-horse, I’ll try to transition the style. It’ll be about making sure that these don’t become a ground for me to put down personal thoughts that totally take away from the point of this website, which is simply to ignite the story within you all and bringing out the storytellers in all of us.
Anyway, I’m already going off on a tangent, so let’s get into this!
This new section (the name is still being workshopped) will cover anything you should know about this week that might be different to other weeks. For example, if I know I won’t be able to post something on a particular day.
This week, we won’t be seeing anything on Tuesday. This isn’t something that will reoccur, I just have an assignment I need to focus on! Remember kids, studying is important, even the characters in most books have to study to do what they want.
The Third Day, The Frost by John Marsden is up to bat for this week’s review. This is the third instalment in his Tomorrow series and it really takes us into the realms of what desperation can do to a person.
When: Wednesday (16/5).
I’ve been inundating the blog with linguistic concepts which, although very interesting and provide a new angle to storytelling, don’t exactly provide an essence of the nitty-gritty of writing.
So, the next couple of weeks, we’re going to start getting into the basics of writing. So, let’s jump into some grammar rules with a the new What is a… instalment looking at… drum roll… comma!
Yes, this may seem like something that is pretty simple or easy for a lot of people but commas can be very dynamic in their use! I will also concede that I am someone who uses commas a little too much, so let’s get our brains into gear and learn some of the basics!
When: Thursday (17/5)
The Night is for Hunting by John Marsden
Darkness, Be My Friend by John Marsden
Burning for Revenge by John Marsden
What is a… colon and semicolon
Linguistics: Membership Categorisation
Books to read
The Other Side of Dawn by John Marsden
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Achievements for the week
From now on, achievements for/of the week will be placed on hold. It will come back but not for a while (you’ll understand when we hit that milestone!). However, my main achievement that I wish to focus on is to get all you passionate about storytelling in whatever medium, from books and poetry to video games and films!
And that’s it for this update. As you can see, there has been a change to this update to ensure you all know what’s happening and what’s coming without going onto tangents about whatever it is I feel like rambling about!
I have continued to go on and on about how I want this website to be about storytelling and I realise I may have lost a bit of focus, using TaleInferno as a website for both reviews and story-oriented blogs as well as venting about other things in my life.
It's now time for me to deliver on this promise. This website is for all of you to ignite your stories. That could be the story within yourself as you travel through life, or it could be the story found in books, video games, films and more! Nonetheless, this if a place for you to find inspiration in your own lives—in your writing, reading, watching, listening, playing or telling.
It’s time to enter this new chapter. Do you think this will be the chapter your story is ignited?
Charlotte is a reading and writing lover who has completed a creative writing intensive course at the University of Oxford and is a current university student studying a double degree in journalism and creative writing. If you are curious to learn more, check out the 'About' page.