Guest post by Melanie Fowler
What's your adventure?
Adventure. A word often heard to describe something very exciting, bold, risky, or an unusual experience. You may often wonder, if anything at all adventurous has happened to you. But something adventurous has happened to you. You live. Your life is an adventure. If you look around you, whether at work, school, or at home, something is happening. There are people all around you. People with quirks, funny laughs, weird hairdos, or strange clothes. Look up, admire the ceiling or sky, is the ceiling speckled, sparkly, rough or smooth? What color is it? What does the sky look like? Is vibrant blue, or is it dull, with a thick lining of clouds? Take off your shoes and feel the floor beneath your feet. Everything has a sense, a feeling, a color. Listen to people talk around you. Each person has a unique way of speaking, a way of movement. Everyone is different, unique. Everyone has a different adventure they're living.
One of the reasons I write, is because of one adventure I went on many years ago with my sisters. It was an adventure with four different colored poodle skirts and, an empty summer in my backyard. When you write, think about all of the details that happen in your life. Think about the people you know. Learn from them. It will make you a better writer.
Your life IS an adventure. Now, how are you going to write about it?
Melanie Fowler, writes YA and MG. She aspires to travel the world (because she's already been to the moon), and write a symphony. She has a loving husband and two wonderful children, and she creates adventures out of everyday life.