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I’m Getting Back Into Writing + a Poll

Good morning -or noon, or evening, or whenever you’re reading this- everyone! Today there’s something I’d like to tell you all:

We’re getting there. . .

Just a little further. . .

Alright, just three more for the fun of it. . .

I’m getting back into writing!!! I think a little explanation is needed. So, I’ve already informed you that I was taking two advanced classes, along with my regular other subjects. Because of that, I have hardly written anything this month, and not that much last month or even throughout all of 2021. For that reason, I haven’t written any posts on writing-centered advice, tips or suggestions. But this Friday I finished middle school for good (that means that I’m a freshman now and I’m not really sure what I’m going to do for high school, though that can wait)! Oh, and on another note, I completed my Advanced Placement Human Geography Exam on Friday so that’s relieving, and I’ll get results in July.

Anyway, now that summer vacation is here, I hope to do a lot more writing other than blog posts, and I hope I’ll be able to crank out some good writing-advice posts. Thanks for reading!

Now, you’re probably seeing this and wondering, “wait, what about the poll?” Well I’m glad you asked! This involves a future post.

Near the beginning of this year, two artists that I listen to and enjoy released an album. Christopher, by Hulvey, and CLOUDS (THE MIXTAPE), by NF. Both artists are Christian, though Hulvey is a Christian Artist. Both albums have Christian messages, but Hulvey’s is officially Christian. Both are pretty good, but NF’s is much better quality (and to be honest I like it more). I really want to do a review for my blog of one of them, but. . . which one?? Christopher, or CLOUDS (THE MIXTAPE)?

Since it would be for all of you, which one do you want a review on?

With God’s help,

Daniel L. Amador

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Element Wolf Book #1: Stolen is Published!

Two days ago, on the 23rd of May, my Ydubs and blogging friend Jehanne J. Hendrick published her first ever book, Element Wolf Book #1: Stolen!!! *thundering applause*

The Blurb:

IN THE FACE OF EVIL, WILL FLIGHT FIND THE COURAGE TO DEFY THE DARKNESS?

Flight is first-born to the unbreakable alphas of Star Pack—the pack of wolves that rule the harshest territory in Yellowstone. The young pup is noticeably strong, and he’s full of potential no wolf can deny. On his first day outside the den, Flight is overcome with love and pride for his ice-locked land. 

     But after his entry into the world beyond the den, Flight’s perfect life in his beloved homeland is cut tragically short as everything the young pup loves is whisked away from him. Flight finds himself in an ominous land known as Avida, ruled by a vengeful wolf with a haunting past.

     The pup is astonished to learn that he is part of a mysterious prophecy which claims he holds unusual powers given only to him. However, the ruler of Avida wants Flight to use his abilities to help her destroy the pup’s entire pack so she can claim his homeland.

     Desperate to rescue everything he loves from destruction, Flight forms his own plans against the cruel alpha of Avida. For months, Flight works in secret with newfound allies, readying their plans before the ultimate bloodshed. But when the day comes, what happens is more shocking than Flight ever could have prepared for.

Now, being the ambitious type of boy I am, I jumped at the opportunity to post a book review on the day of the publication, but, obviously, that didn’t happen. School was much tougher on me than expected, and I haven’t finished the book yet. BUT, I am still planning on doing the book review when I do finish.

But don’t wait for my book review to buy it. Get it now! You can get the paperback and/or the ebook right here!

Stats:

Word Count: 478 pages.

Current Amazon rating: 4.8/5.

Weight (because Amazon offered the option): 1.54 lb.

Genre: Christian fantasy.

Stolen has such an epic cover, not to mention it comes with MAPS!!!!!

Now I just need a job because if I keep buying books at this rate I’m gonna be broke in a few months. -_-

With God’s help,

Daniel L. Amador

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Crazy Writing Week, May 2021, Begins

*Walks onto stage, hands folded behind his back. Grabs the mic with his left hand, his right hand is still behind his back. Taps mic a few times before he begins to speak.*

Ahem, dear readers, I have a special announcement that I’d like to share. Crazy Writing Week, CWW, is officially…

OPEN!!!

Woo hoo!! Yes, it is true. Once again, yesterday, Monday the third of May, the day before May the Fourth (be with you), CWW went online for the public. Better yet, today the competition officially started!

I realize that many of you may not know what CWW is. To quote my friend Mia on her post about CWW… “Crazy Writing Week (or CWW or CDubs) is a program given by the Young Writers Workshop to help writers make a significant amount of progress on their writing projects by friendly competition. CWW is really similar to YWW, but does have a few differences as explained on the website.”

It is an awesome time of writing, making friends, and (friendly) competition. 😎

Everyone who joins is either put on the Spoons Team or the Forks Team. Also, if you don’t actually like competing, you can join the Sporks Team. They sprint simply for fun. I’m part of the Forks Team.

Here is a Team Fork logo I made for myself:

Image to the credit of Daniel L. Amador.

Whenever the word or time count of all the teams reaches a certain number (500,000 words or 1,000, for example), everyone will get a prize (a spreadsheet of every student’s accomplishments, for example)! 😜

CWW is a great way to boost your motivation, which in turn boosts your productivity, which in turn boosts your team’s score, which in turn may make your team WIN THE COMPETITION. Remember, the competition is only ONE WEEK LONG, but you can sign up whenever. So, sign up as soon as possible and earn your team some points!!!

If you are interested, click here!

Also, here are a couple other good posts some of my friends wrote to read on CWW! Crazy Writing Week! ~ In Which Craziness Ensues. FREE Event for Young Writers.

I hope to see you there! By the way, my name on CWW is Daniel Amador. 😉

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50 Followers

Readers, today, the 25th of April, I hit an awesome milestone.

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50 followers on my blog!!!

It’s not 1,000,000 or even 100, but it’s still a very decent amount!

I am so grateful to all of you who have followed and supported me. I can’t tell you how thankful I am. I might have given a shoutout to a good deal of people who helped me on this journey, but I don’t want to put anyone on the spot and I honestly don’t have much time to write this as it is 10:00 p.m. right now. Hehehe…

Anyway, I hope you have thoroughly enjoyed reading my posts and such, and continue to enjoy this blog and support me on my journey through… life. If you are reading this and are not subscribed, all you have to do is scroll down to the bottom of my blog and there will be space where you can insert your email. It’s as simple as that.

As I get off the laptop to get some sleep, I’d like to thank you all one more time. So… thank you! And thank you God!

 With God’s help,

Daniel L. Amador

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Major Blog Updates

Grab your atlas, running shoes, (Spanish to English translator,) and a good book! You ready? Let’s go, fam!

As you all may have noticed, I have majorly updated my blog. I wasn’t really much of a fan of the darker theme, and so I found something a bit brighter and… jumpier. I put a lot more thought and time into the design and colors. I came up with a color scheme. I changed my logo up a bit. I added a header… which is now the footer (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s the blog title, tagline, two red lines on the top and bottom, and a Bible on the left and right).

As for photography… I’ve made the decision (starting from the last post; before that all the images were self-taken) to mostly use the professional pictures from Pexels (maybe I switch to another photography site later). If I use photos not from Pexels, I will give the photographer credit.

I am currently working on changing the blog post tagline “Grab your atlas, running shoes, (Spanish to English translator,) and a good book! You ready? Let’s go, fam!”. I honestly don’t really like it… I’m also thinking about taking it out entirely. (It would be appreciated if you would let me know your opinion on the matter, whether through the contact page or comments!)

 There were a few other changes, of course, among those already mentioned, and there will likely be more to come.

I’d also like to point out something in the URL. It shows it as “therightkindawriter”, instead of “therightkindofwriter”. The reason for this is because my blog was originally called “The Right Kinda Writer”, but when I changed it, the URL didn’t change. I’d just like to point that out to limit confusion. I’m working on a solution.

Finally, I’ve decided to move the day I publish posts from Sunday to Monday, as of this post. I was already publishing later than 9 pm… so it just works out for me, and is more convenient.

I’ll keep you, my readers, updated on any other major changes to my blog!

With God’s help,

Daniel L. Amador

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About My Blog Updates

Grab your atlas, running shoes, (Spanish to English translator,) and a good book! You ready? Let’s go, fam!

 Dear readers… me being a fairly new blogger, I’ve been continually trying to update my blog to make it run better, look better, and just be better in general.

I have made the most updates on the homepage, and a few on the blog-page.

But are they improvements? Do they worsen it? Or do they just not really make a difference?

I am making these improvements for the sake of you, readers, so that things are more organized and appealing, not just to me, but to you all.

So I’ve set up this poll for you to share what you think on the matter.

Please answer, and please answer truthfully. Thank you!

With God’s Help, 

Daniel L. Amador

CREDIT TO DANIEL L. AMADOR FOR PHOTO.

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A Few Important Announcements

Grab your atlas, running shoes, (Spanish to English translator,) and a good book! You ready? Let’s go, fam!

I’ve got a few important(ish) announcements for all of you readers!

  1. As some of you know, I am writing a book with my co-author Esther “Star” J. Lawe. Aaand… we need an actual name for it [our book]. As amazing as our current name “Somethingsomethingblablabla” is, it doesn’t fit the book. At all. So Esther published a post on her blog about it that included a survey for the choosing of the name. The post is here. Please fill out our survey so we can have something catchy and accurate to call our book! ¡Muchas gracias!
  2. My blog is now “therightkindawriter.com” instead of “therightkindawriter.wordpress.com”! So… yeah, it makes things more professional. Also, note that it has “kinda” not “kindof”. When I first started this blog, the name was “The Right Kinda Writer”, then I changed it, but I guess the URL didn’t.
  3. I am now able to make money on my blog through Wordpess ads! Now, of course, I do not have enough traffic to make money now… but if my amount of consistent readers grows, than, maybe. Just to let you all know!
  4. MY GOOD FRIEND FELICITY A. WALES IS PUBLISHED, AS OF A COUPLE DAYS AGO!!! Her book, Truth Through Fire (I came up with the name, btw XP) is available in both Kindle and paperback! Click here to find it on Amazon, where you can also read the synopsis and find other information on it! As her older spiritual brother and head editor, I am very proud of her (she turned 13 literally just a few months ago)! I, and I’m sure she, would deeply appreciate it if you support her by buying her! Not only that, but you’ll also get a good book to read! I can’t wait till the paperback arrives at my house!!!

I believe that is all for now! Thank you!

With God’s help,

Daniel L. Amador

CREDIT TO DANIEL L. AMADOR FOR PHOTO.

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Crazy Writing Week Has Begun

Grab your atlas, running shoes, (Spanish to English translator,) and a good book! You ready? Let’s go, fam!

Crazy Writing Week, CWW, or Cdubs, has begun again! It was opened up on the 4th of January, but the actual competition between Fire and Water (or Air for the non-competitors) began today!

This is my third time doing it, and I’m with Team Water. I am confident that we will win! Despite me being on only losing teams my first two times… hehe.

For those who don’t know, CWW is an online week-long program of sorts geared towards youths of ages _ to _, to encourage them to write. Like. Crazy!

Whichever team gets the most minutes and words in at the end of the week, wins several prizes!

I strongly recommend to all you writers that haven’t joined already, joining.

The link for joining is here.

Despite this being my first week of school again, I am ready to write my hands off!! My words will swirl on the paper like a hurricane!

Some of my writing projects for CWW include…

  1. Future blog posts! Yes, I do have to constantly write for you guys all the time (*whispers* you’re welcome!).
  2. Beyond the Wolf. I’m sure you all by now know what it is. I have mentioned it multiple times.
  3. Homework. Yes, sadly, yesterday was my first day of school back from break. One my age can never forget homework….
  4. Umm… other stuff. Writing odds and ends. Other smaller works in progress…poems… ya know, those kinds of things.

Now here are things you should note before and while you join Ydubs!

  1. Beware the spaaaaam!!! Spam has a way of always finding you on CWW. So, you have been warned! Prepare yourself! Spam is one of the main reasons I actually left YWW.
  2. If you are in school while you participate in CWW, make a solid and dependable schedule! You might get distracted by things there.
  3. If you for some reason have little to no school, don’t keep your face glued to the screen! Take breaks! Believe it or not, breaks from writing a lot do help you write a lot later! Read a book. Hang out with your family. Go outside. Play with legos. Listen to an audiobook while you are playing legos outside with family!!
  4. If you want to win… take some time to outline your story or whatever! Trust me, it helps.
  5. If you don’t like competing, it’s fine! You can be part of the neutral Air team!

I do suggest joining it! It is super fun, and very helpful!

“Water gives life when fire only kills.

Don’t give up, Never cease,

Be the great droplets you were meant to be” -Emma “Limu Emu” Walker, Team Water Cdubber (member of Cdubs); part of “Let it Go” parody “Let it Flow”.

“Alone, we’re just droplets—but together, we are an ocean.” -Erin Bronn, Team Water Cdubber; Bronn’s motto for a game for her youth group.

“When fire dies, it only dies; water is involved in a neverending system. Let’s flow!!” -Rhiannon McGuire; Team Water Cdubber.

NOW LET’S WRITE!!!

*jumps in river of writing*

With God’s Help, 

Daniel L. Amador

CREDIT TO DANIEL L. AMADOR FOR PHOTO.

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Snippet Series Announcement

Grab your atlas, running shoes, (Spanish to English translator,) and a good book! You ready? Let’s go, fam!

I must inform you that I will not be doing the snippet series, for I only received six votes; five people voted “yes”, and one voted “maybe”.

Maybe some other time I will “open” the poll again, when I have more readers or something like that.

Thank you to those who voted!

With God’s Help, 

Daniel L. Amador

CREDIT TO DANIEL L. AMADOR FOR PHOTO.

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Vote! Snippet Series, or No Snippet Series?

Grab your atlas, running shoes, (Spanish to English translator,) and a good book! You ready? Let’s go, fam!

[This is not one of the weekly posts. Another one will be published at the end of this coming week, as usual]

Hey everyone! Yesterday, I was inspired with the idea of creating a snippet series for my blog of my main book that I’m working on. Basically, I would post a chapter of the book once every one or two weeks.

The book is called, “Beyond the Wolf”. Here is the temporary cover:

Here is the rough draft blurb:

Blaze. The name of the cruel wolf, Alpha of the Inferno Pack, brings fear into the hearts of many. He kills, steals, persecutes, and murders, all for one goal: to be the Alpha of  The Lands.

Two normal-sized packs of around fifty wolves and one small pack of just two in particular have endured much of the cruelty of the wolves of Blaze, and they have had enough.

By works of the Great Beast, Creator of all the Lands, the three packs happen to meet up while fleeing persecution. They band together, and send out a small group of  sixteen skilled wolves to gather allies to defeat at least a branch of the Inferno pack.

These young, brave wolves know that the journey will be long and hard, but they are prepared and ready to face whatever challenges will come their way, for the sake of their family, friends, and the honor and glory of the Great Beast.

But before I start posting anything from it, I want to hear from my readers! What do all of you think of it? I am attaching a poll that all of you can vote through! Once I get to at least ten votes, I’ll “close” the poll, and make my choice based on the results!

With God’s Help,

Daniel L. Amador

CREDIT TO DANIEL L. AMADOR FOR PHOTO.