HEYO [Edit]*

  Just needed to give a bit of a... well, actually, HEYO to everyone :P
This blog is getting SLOW!
~eyeballs everyone~
  Just so you know, it's painful when you get struck in the head with a rotten walnut.
I experimented.
Just saying.


  Ok, I think SPG-UnitedToWrite.blogspot.com needs just a touch of a make over? Don't you?
Yes, no, maybe so?
  Well, I'll just change it a wee bit here and there. Perhaps add some COLOR and some new things. I'm not sure yet!
We shall see!
I've edited it somewhat, added color and various things. What do you guys think of it? I might do a little more, add some other gadget or something... I'm still thinking, looking, things like that :D.
Oh, by the way, contributors and archive are both at the very bottom. Scroll down all the way.
Ah, one more thing, I added the activity  chart and pageviews on the topright. Unfortunately, it didn't count all of the previous pageviews [like I thought it would]. Honestly, we have over 10,000 pageviews, just so you know. And the activity is over the last 30 days.

  Anyway, I know it's hard, but think about it, you really DO want to write even if you don't feel like it at some particular time.
  I think about it this way occasionally- I have a world. It's mine. ~laughs~ I can do whatsoever I want to! So don't get stumped, make something happen, anything, just because you can.

"If you wait for inspiration, you're not a writer, but a waiter. "

"I admire anybody who has the guts to write anything at all."
-E. B. White

"We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down."
-Kurt Vonnegut

"If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed."
-David Viscott

HELP! (Deja vu)

I THINK I might have switched out of all main characters in my book. .___. But I'm a bit confused. I liked the First Class. They're the founders and stuff. They're the alter egos of my best friends. Buuut... we're all too much alike. That's great in real life, but in a book... that doesn't work for much plots.

So. You might be wondering about the new characters. Late at night three or so months ago, I created characters for a Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood fan fiction. The characters ROCK, they're all cool and stuff, and I desperately want to use them, but... there's also the question: Would the OTHER characters in the book fit well with them? SO! I need your help!

(Pick two)

a.) Go with the originals/First Class
b.) Go with the new ones/fan fic children.
c.) Go with the fan fic children, but slide in the First Class later, so they're still included.
d.) Put up short character bios about what they're like, Mar, because I have NO IDEA what you're talking about!!!

BY THE WAY. I had a dream that I met Red. She had a colorful rainbow shirt on and was reading the Harry Potter books in a different language. But I'm pretty sure you don't live in the Michigan Ohio border area/around Toledo. So I knew it was a dream.
(But it was a fun dream)

Comment! I need help and Camp NaNoWriMo starts in two days! D:

(Published) Teen Authors

Everyone was upset and/or asking about published teenage authors a while back. I now have a list of about five and their blogs if they have them (or links to their writings).

Cayla Kluver (16), author of Legacy and Allegiance (third book to come): Blog

Alexandra Adornetto (17), author of Halo (there's probably other books in the series by now).

Amelia Atwater (14), author of a lot of books (too many to name): Blog

Flavia Bujor (15), author of The Prophecy of the Stones: A Novel: Amazon

Steph Bowe (16), author of Girl Saves Boy: Blog

And those people are the ones that published closest to my own age. There's a lot of 18-19 published young authors too, but I felt the need not to include them because I'm cruel like that. Now, those people are probably about 18+ by now, but they published at the ages I put in brackets. :) Hope you enjoyed this!


A Reminder

Just to remind you guys what this is and why you're doing it! (I've been seeing a lot of nonactive people lately.)

Hullo, everyone! :]
I'm Skyril!
And if you're reading this than I'm sure you probably already know that and are waiting for me to get on with this little explanation.
But first, cupcakes!
~passes out cupcakes~
Everyone comfortable? Okie-doke, then, I shall begin.

The name and url of this blog have a meaning, deeper than you may have first guessed. A good bit of thought and edits were put into both of them.
First off, the url, SPG-UnitedToWrite.blogspot.com. SPG stands for Skulduggery Pleasant Gang. Skulduggery Pleasant gang united to write. We'll get to the details of this in a moment, but first, the title of the blog.
Writers Rule the World. We decided on this name because the SP gang spreads across the earth from Louisiana to Yorkshire, from Sydney to Michigan, from California to Kilarney, and everywhere in between.
Writers from everywhere have united together through one man, one book, and now, what I hope for is something new to unite us as well.
The thought came from one longing.
One wish.
One aim.
One problem.
For us all to get together, all of the SP gang, and to meet and have fun. The problem with that is, most of us probably don't have enough money to get to that someplace to meet.
Well, thinking about that problem and trying to figure out a solution, seeing as I'm rather unlikely to win the lottery anytime soon, especially since I don't buy lottery tickets so therefore could not win and furthermore could not buy all of you plane tickets and hotel rooms and all that, an idea bloomed in my mind. That very idea is what drove me to create this blog after some considerate discussion and planning with one Legolas.
You see, all of you are so very clever, so very clever indeed. You write poetry, stories, songs, and many other fantastic things. Your skills in these trades shock me daily. So, I thought, we should use those skills. You should use those skills.
Use them to write a book.
Separate, wonderful books.
I just know, they're gonna be awesome!
I know that it might sound a bit silly right now, but I have faith.
You see, we've come up with a plan that Lego and I and whomever else that wants to will follow. It's a simple plan, true, but I think it will work.
So, starting on the first of October, we will begin to write and try our best to write at least a paragraph a day. We'll write and write till we reach the end, however long it takes. Then, once we're satisfied with it, we'll show one another somehow and give suggestions, or make small edits to help make it better. Then, of course, we'll try to get them published. :]
What this blog is for, is, well, a lot of things. Whomever wishes to do this with us will be made a member of the blog so that he can write a post if he so wishes.
You ask what we'd be posting about? Well, again, there are a lot of things you could post, such as hardships you're going through with writing your novel, encouragement to others, celebrations or exciting things that have happened, or, anything!
That's the plan.
It might not make us wealthy in the slightest. It might make us tired and sore; however, I think it will still be great fun no matter what.
If you wish to join and participate, then that's wonderful, and it will be a high encouragement to those already a part of it.
But, if you do join, I would appreciate it if you visited this blog frequently. Perhaps bookmark it or leave a reminder somewhere where it will be hard to forget. I would also appreciate if you commented or wrote a post sometimes to let everyone else know that you're still around, still writing, still sharpening the fantastic skills each of you already has.
If you do say yes, you want to do this with us, then leave a comment on this post with your email, any questions you might have, and anything else you'd like to say. You have till the end of September to sign up because remember, starting on October first we'll begin our writing.

I really hope to see many of you like this idea and sign up. For me, my heart has been pounding ever since I thought about actually doing this, and I've been grinning madly the entire time. :D

The only thing I need from you if you decide to sign up is your email so that I can make you a member :]
I hope to see you all here soon :]

"Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be chaos. Before a brilliant person begins something great, they must look foolish in the crowd."

EDIT: I know October has already come, but if anyone else would like to join, feel free. :]

That's The End Of That. (A Finished Novel)

So, as some of you may have heard, I finished my novel--Gepard Valk--last night. And I must say, I am proud. I'm proud of the way things worked out for Gepard and Qunn and Alaric and Red and Derek and Jake and Darkine even though I forgot to include him in the last few chapters . . . That's what editing is for anyway.

And I'm upset about the deaths of friends. The deaths that led to the ramblings and gushes of tears. But, that boosted word count.

Also, I won Camp NaNoWriMo. :D Yaaayyyy!

So that means it CAN be done and it means that YOU are going to do it. *glares and threatens with a porcupine*

I'm so glad that my novel is finished, but I'm also so upset that I have to bid adieu to my characters. They were literally like a family to me. Even when I wasn't writing, I was either thinking about their adventures or having a conversation with them in my head . . . because I'm strange.

I just want to let you guys know that I couldn't have finished this feat were it not for all your support. You told me to get off my ass when I was lazy, told me I wasn't allowed to quite when I stopped writing. Thank you.

And so that's it. The end of the post. If you feel you would like to read about Gepard and the gang, go to my wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/story/1205690-gepard-valk-watty-awards-2012