Sunday, November 30, 2014

100 GFC Followers Giveaway!

A Splash of Ink made it to 100 GFC followers! In honor of that milestone, I'd like to introduce:

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Three Types of Characters

I've actually learned something in university! Yes, yes, I know it's not that shocking.

I wanted to share this little englishly tidbit with all of you. I felt a little light bulb go off in my head when my prof lectured about this. All of my writing life, I've been told that characters should be round, deep, complicated, life-like, and not cliched. I used to spend hours figuring out every character's back story, even if the character was only in the story for a paragraph so the MC could buy some groceries! 

Then I learned that different characters have different roles. Here are the three roles and some examples. FYI there will be spoilers, but I think these examples should be common enough that most people will have read them. Anyways, lets get on with it!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Action Kids Blog Tour Stop

Today we're welcoming Lydia Howe (aka Aidyl Ewoh) who's stopping by SOI to talk about her MG book. Let's give her a warm welcome! 

Friday, November 7, 2014

My Top Ten Blog Design Pet-Peeves (and GIVEAWAY!)

Before we get to the meat of this post, I want to give you the official notice (I've been tweeting about it for a bit now!)

I'm going to host a giveaway when A Splash of Ink reaches 100 Google Friend Connect followers!

Ahem, yes well, first I have to figure out how to run one of those things...ah well, DETAILS! But seriously, if you guys know of any good posts talking about how to run giveaways that would be much appreciated.

Now, onto you're regularly scheduled *looks over at the archive for the past two months and laughs* posting:

Today I wanted to talk about something that is near and dear to my heart: blog design. I'm in no way a super professional blog designer, but I have learned quite a bit since I started blogging and I wanted to pass it on, especially to you newbies out there. I wanted to create a list of my (emphasis on "my" people!) biggest blog design pet peeves and how to avoid them. I write this post, because I wish someone would have written it (and then spammed my email with it) when I first started blogging. 

This is a list in no particular order:
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