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Hey everyone!! So today I'm going to a youth writers conference. Gary Schmit is going to be speaking there and if you didn't know who he is, he wrote Ok For Now and a few other books that have been awarded. I'm pretty excited :)
Well, since I'll be having a busy day, I'll leave you with this. It made my entire day.

Tubesday: "On My Own" Cover

Happy Tubesday!! Today's my brother's birthday, and we're going out to eat tonight so I'm pretty excited :) I got him a frisbee for frisbee golf, cause he really loves that and if you didn't know, you need different frisbees for different throws.... It's hard to explain :P
Anyway, so the Les Mis movie is all the rage right now, and I haven't seen it yet because my mom is putting up a huge stink and not letting me watch it.... NOT FAIR! Everyone else has seen it and is talking about it. Ah, I'll see it someday though, I will.
But today's video is of a girl singing On My Own which is sung by Eponine in Les Mis. She is phenomenal! I was truly amazed at how good she did and I watched some of her other covers and she has a great voice all around :)
Wishing I had this voice,
July ;P

Quidditch Pong

You know those games where you throw a ping pong ball into cups of the other team and if you make it, they have to drink whatever's inside?? Well this is a quidditch addition and this totally made my entire night!! If I could make this, I would totally invite you all over to play it with me!
I don't even know who that guy chillin' in the background is, but he's scaring me a bit, lol!
Oh, and last thing. Sorry I had to put the word verification back on for comments because I keep getting spam comments that I don't want hacking my computer or yours if you go to the link they provide, so I'm hoping that this will stop those :/

Pixar's Tips for Writing

I found this picture on Pinterest (well actually Seana repinned it from someone else) and I think it's got some pretty good tips that I'm gonna consider next time I'm writing. Some of this is obvious, but other stuff is stuff I've never considered before, so I hope it helps you too!
Oh and just to let you know, I still need two email addresses before I can send out book club info. Raven, I need yours, and Hilda I need to know if you want me to send to your yahoo? July


Konnichiwa (hello in Japanese)!
Don't forget that your Sentence story entries are due on Sunday, April 28. You can do both or just one entry, but I haven't gotten any entries yet, so I'm reminding you. You have a while though, so don't worry too much! If you missed the post where I explained how to get bonus points, you can read that HERE but to sum it up, all you have to do is create either a romance between Candace and Eric, or a sister relationship between Candace and Lux.
Also, better details about rule entries for the sentence story contest are HERE!

Book club people! I've got four so far and I think that's a pretty solid number! I'm going to need your emails, so maybe you could comment and tell me your email address? I won't publish the comment, don't worry, your email will stay private! I'll email you all details once I have everyone's email accounted for.
If you still want to join the book club, just let me know! HERE is more info on…

A Weekend Full of Silly Hopes and Frisbees

Hello! I was going to do this post yesterday, but I felt that it would be a little inappropriate with what happened in Boston :/
So as you know, this past weekend I was at Eastern Michigan University for the robotics competition. Robotics has the stereotype of "nerd, nerd, nerd" but in all honesty, you have to be really smart and it takes a lot of patience. Well, I guess I'm trying to say that's it not all nerds :P
When I went to my first robotics competition (of my brother's, I'm not in it yet), I was a bit confused but it didn't take me long to catch on. I thought it would be boring, but it was SWEET!

Let me explain something. I like robotics because you work with other teams who you've never worked with before and try to team up and beat another team by getting the most points. It's very competitive but you can tell that everybody is having fun too! Between matches, they play the songs with dances with them and people line up and do the dances.…

Planned Post, Not Going to be Posted

I was going to do a post about my weekend tonight, however because of what happened in Boston this afternoon, you'll have to wait. I think today I just wanna express that my thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families that were affected by the bombs at the Boston Marathon.
This all reminds me that my life is a gift and it could be ended at any moment at any time of the day. God gives the the blessing of life everyday and I know that I wouldn't be alive without him, but I always wonder when something like this happens why I get to live another day when people of all ages all over the world die everyday.
Why am I so blessed?

Jeremiah 29:11 says "For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'He plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a hope and a future."
That is a very bold statement but I believe every word of it! At times like this, some people might doubt God and all Christians have doubts somewhere down the line, but…

Interview with Hilda Leticia Dominguez

Hey guys! So I'm going away this weekend to the robotics state competition, so don't expect too many posts but if I get internet there, I'll try to do one my spare time. Don't get your hopes up too high :)  Anyway, I wanted to interview Hilda because she is my friend and because she is a published author. I've never met Hilda before, but we do call ourselves "sisters" :) There is a link to her blog at the bottom  so please go and follow her! Also if you interested in buying her book, there is a picture of it along the sidebar of my blog. All you have to do is click it and it will take you to a website where you can buy Hilda's book!  ~July

1.) Can you introduce yourself and tell a bit about yourself? I'm Hilda Leticia Dominguez but you can call me Hilda for short. I love writing fiction stories and am excited to have finally published a book! So now I am an author. When I am not writing, I love to chat online with my "Sis" and my friends. Bu…

The Missing Librarian Who May or May Not Be Lying Dead in the Burned Library

Hi! First of all, don't forget that your sentence story entries are due April 28, so click HERE if you forgot the requirements or just plain missed that post! 

As you might know, we had to write a mystery for school. Now, mysteries were never really my thing as I could never wait long enough to find out who really did it so I would read the last page right away and if the answer wasn't on the last page, I'd read the last chapter and so on. I'm not very patient with mysteries as you can see, but I'd have to say for me, writing one is more fun than reading one. This is probably the worst thing I've ever written but I was surprised that I actually did that well on it! Mysteries are so hard to write though. There are so many plot holes you need to watch out for and other things you need to take account of! I wrote this entire thing (five pages single spaced) last night and so tonight I'm basically just relaxing as my brain is still recovering. I would love your …

Tubesday: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Hello! So I will tell you all about my vacation as soon as possible but right now I have to finish writing my mystery that is due tomorrow so I don't have time right now. Ok so today is Tubesday and I'm going to share with you a movie that is one of my favorites. I have to warn you about a bit of language, but it's mild I would say. Happy Tubesday!


Ok so about the sentence story contest...... I forgot to tell you one thing! You get bonus points on your story if you weave together a romance between Eric and Candace or a sister-like relationship between Candace and Lux!
Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor.

Get Your Game Face On!

Hello! So I'm in the middle of spring break right now :) I'm at home right now, but later this week we're going to Chicago! We were going to stay with my aunt and uncle, but sadly we changed our plans so we're only going for a day trip! I can't wait though, serious. Pizza, popcorn, stores, business. SO MUCH FUN! I really wanted to go to the Hello Kitty Store (also known as Sanrio) but it closed in Chicago so we can't go. I was seriously devastated but then again, there are so many other fun things to do!

Ok so, first off I've got a lot of you interested in book club! This will be our official sign up post! Comment if you wanna sign up and I'll put your name down! Don't worry, if you wanna drop out after a while or if you signed up on impulse, don't feel bad, just let me know. Later we will have book suggestions and all that fun stuff!

The main reason for this post. We've been doing a sentence story for a long time now! I think it's final…