Las time I was talking about some basic tips and tricks on learning foreign languages. But today we get some real action. I’d like to talk about one of the apps I’m using for learning and I’m so in love with it, so I thought I’d share it with you. Because you need to hear about this. Or you already heard about it and we can fangirl over it together like proper nerds.
You should probably know two things about me:
1. I love everything with cinnamon.
2. I adore baking. It's my favourite hobby.
This summer was quite rich and we ended up having house full of zucchinis. No one knew what to do with them so I found healthier version of brownies and I used all of them for baking. This weekedn I was in a baking mood and I wanted to do a new recipe that would feel autumnal and warm and comforting. What's more comforting than the taste of cinnamon in a good cupcake? Especially in a cupcake without butter. Yeah, you heard me, without butter.
Welcome and have a seat. Would you like a tea? Or maybe a cup of coffee? There you go.
Maybe you found this article by accident or you found it because you want to learn new language. Whatever the reason, I’m here to help you… or at least try to help you. I’m a student of English and Slovak language and since high school I was in love with foreign languages. Now that I’m working as a language teacher and self-learner, I’d love to share my tips and tricks.
I don’t like autumn. Let’s get that out of the way. Ok, scratch that. I like autumn when it’s sunny and all the trees in my hometown are colorful and the birds are singing… yeah that’s beautiful. Though autumn in the city where I go to university is basically none. No colorful trees, no beautiful sunsets, but it rains there a lot which is totally not good. Especially when you have to go to school in that weather. Since my semester has started a month ago and I feel like the melancholy is getting the best of me, I decided to name all those lovely things about autumn so I could feel less awful and I could actually enjoy this season.
Last time I wrote about my marvelous plotting skills but then something happened. When I finished plotting the history for my world and I was about to continue to write the story, I thought: “Hold on. There are potions in my story. I should do an herbal. I definitely should write an herbal. Oh and when I finish it, I could do profiles for my characters. You know, just to know what they like and what they don’t like, what was their family background, what were their relationships, how often they’re ill, what they’re allergic too, how many freckles they have… Oh and after I could plot the story. You know, I need to have the scenes in order, I still don’t really know what will happen in the second part of the first book and OMG I don’t want to continue writing the story it’s too scary!!!!”
Oh look, it’s my fear of actually writing again. Well, hello there, I haven’t seen you in a while. Oh and I certainly didn’t miss you.
Speaking of my novel I realized that it’s time to finally give it the attention it deserves and the problem with my novel was that I knew briefly what I wanted to write about and what will happen in the story but I came to a point where I realized that the details are missing and I wasn’t able to continue unless I sort my history out. That’s when I decided to put off writing for a while and dive into plotting because there are serious holes in my plot. Also, I tend to forget about people I created, for example the main princess has a brother and I just forgot to mention him in four chapters and then I realized: “Wait, she has a sibling!” I also tend to forget about guards, maids, lords, ladies…. They just keep disappearing! #wiritinglikeapro
Since I came back and I want to get back on track with my blog, I thought why not share my plotting experience (in reality I was totally out of blog post ideas… )