Saturday, April 18, 2015

P: Pantser of Pants

 My A to Z Challenge theme:
How to turn a Biker into a Wannabe Writer
 
P: PANTSER OF PANTS
 
Ok, biker babes, when pretending to be a writer, you must know if you're going to be a pantser writer. Being a pantser requires no outlining of any kind. You clearly have ideas, a plot, characters, but you're going to let them create more of the story as you go. And when you can't go anywhere else, just type "the end" for good measure.
 

 Ready to  practice?? Repeat after me with some simple "biker related" pantser lines:
1. I'm just going to take my hands off these handle bars and see where the bike takes me. Whoa wait, I almost died...
2. Let me close my eyes and point at the map. That's where we'll ride to today.
3. I totally didn't think of gassing up, but I don't care! (Bike chugs) I kinda care!
I took the pink pill on a whim...and now my bike looks electrifying!
COMMENTER CHALLENGE: Give me a pantser line of your choice. Biker panstser lines win big smiles. Non-biker pantser lines earn semi-grins. No pantser lines earn sad panda looks.
 

Friday, April 17, 2015

O: Outliner of Life

 My A to Z Challenge theme:
How to turn a Biker into a Wannabe Writer
 
O: OUTLINER OF LIFE
 
Ok, biker babes, when pretending to be a writer, you must know if you're going to outline or not. If you're an outline writer, every single point in your future book will be organized and thought out via computer or paper in an outline. It shows you're committed to an exact story, clearly thought through, and you have a slight OCD about it.
 

 Ready to  practice?? Repeat after me with some simple "biker related" outliner qualities:
1. Before I turned on the key, I checked my tire pressure, my gas, my oil, and then re-buffed the entire bike. Let me go back and double checked I didn't miss anything...
2. This map shows three routes, but the fourth one looks more precise and on track with no scenic views, just straight to the point of our destination. That's clearly the one.
3. Mental thinking: After I make this left, I'm going to turn right after two lights, go down the hill 3/4 of a mile and then take a sharp left to my house...that I go to everyday...with the same route.

DON'T take a pic of me!! That WAS NOT in the outline!!! Stick to the outline!!

COMMENTER CHALLENGE: Give me a outliner quality line of your choice. Biker outline quality lines win big smiles. Non-biker outliner quality lines earn semi-grins. No outliner quality lines earn sad panda looks.
 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

N: Name Dropper

 My A to Z Challenge theme:
How to turn a Biker into a Wannabe Writer
 
N: NAME DROPPER
 
Ok, biker babes, when pretending to be a writer, you must know how to name drop. From famous to low-key authors, from publishers to agents, and down right to the books themselves. Name dropping will show you know your shiz-nit and keep up with who/what's hot. Even if you don't really care...
 

 Ready to  practice?? Repeat after me with some simple "biker related" name dropping:
1. Ron Perlman was at the Harley Shop. He totally looked my way. Yeah...
2. I don't know but a Baja Phoenix 250 with dual pipes is major weak next to a Harley Sportster low 883 with no baffles. Just saying...
3. Did you hear the H.O.G.'s are meeting in Seattle? I should go. I have a friend who knows a friend...
My fifth cousin removed knows the friend of this guy...

COMMENTER CHALLENGE: Give me a name drop line of your choice. Biker name dropping wins big smiles. Non-biker name dropping earns semi-grins. No name dropping earns sad panda looks.
 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

M: Marketing Your Book Body

 My A to Z Challenge theme:
How to turn a Biker into a Wannabe Writer
 
M: MARKETING YOUR BOOK BODY
 
Ok, biker babes, when pretending to be a writer, you must know how to market your book. There are numerous ways to do it from blog tours to facebook parties, and just word of mouth even! By doing so, you're selling your dreams and making a profit doing so. And make sure to take/post a gazillion pics of it, or...it never happened...
 

 Ready to  practice?? Repeat after me with some simple "biker related" marketing ideas:
1. I'm totally going to put the cover of my book as a bike decal.
2. Biker badges were made for my elephant children's book. Everyone is totally going to buy these at the bike rally.
3. I'm thinking group road trips to libraries. That way I have bikers follow me to my book debuts!

I'm sure we can find a spot to market your book on here somewhere...
COMMENTER CHALLENGE: Give me a marking idea of your choice. Biker marketing ideas win big smiles. Non-biker marketing ideas earn semi-grins. No marketing ideas earn sad panda looks.
 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

L: Learn the ABCEFD Basics

 My A to Z Challenge theme:
How to turn a Biker into a Wannabe Writer
 
L: LEARN THE ABCEFD BASICS
 
Ok, biker babes, when pretending to be a writer you must learn the basics. Every decent writer learns basic writing skills through research, practice, and workshops. By doing so, they strengthen their "craft" and have the necessary tools to build a stellar story. Plus you get to refer to it all as "honing your craft" to make yourself sound extra cool somehow.
 

 Ready to  practice?? Repeat after me with some simple "biker related" learning basics:
1. So you're saying I have to synchronize my feet and hands with the controls? What is this? Dancing?
2. I went to riding school a long time ago. It was called Bikers, Babes, and Basics.
3. I learned how to spit and not have it hit you back in the face. Now that is skill!

I learned the evolution of bikers...they did come from apes!
COMMENTER CHALLENGE: Give me a learning basics line of your choice. Biker learning basics lines win big smiles. Non-biker learning basics lines earn semi-grins. No learning basics lines earns sad panda looks.