Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Day -1 before Halloween Night! Are you excited yet?

 Day -1 before Halloween Night! Are you ready for the scariest night of the year? And Trick or Treat your neighbors to death? ;-)
Here's a checklist for you:
  • Is your house decorated and looking mightily ghost-like?
  • Have you chosen your Halloween costume yet? Did you go for the coolest outfit this year? Fairy style? Witch style? Pumpkin Style? What about a mix of all styles: A Pumpkin Fairy Witch style?

  • Is your Face paint ready? Are you going for Black? Red or White?
  • Are you going to bring some Spray blood with you? or are you wearing some fake cobwebs on your costume?
  • Do you have 1 Bag or many bags candy to carry with you?
  • A flashlight can be a cool thing to bring along. It can help you to see in the dark but you can also put it below your face to look even spookier! 
    • And Water bottles! With all those sweets, you'll get thirsty!

    What is the coolest costume you ever wore or made?
    Mine was the costume of a Dead Pirate!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

1 Halloween Story for Kids Coming Up!

For me Halloween is about the magic of one colour: orange. It's one of my favourite colours. I don't know how the story came to me. I think it wasn't so much that the story came to me. It was more like a scene or a painting that came through with one specific color: an orange setting.

I started to think of orange pumpkins. I love their variety in shapes and the warmth of their colours.
I thought about how I love the Autumn and orange leaves and then one thing lead to another and I thought: "Hey, what if they were little creatures living in these Pumpkins?"

One creature emerged, a Pumpkinet!
From that, I started to think of baddies and about a fairy coming to the rescue and the story developed nicely.
Before long, I had written the whole story in 2 nights in French which I hadn't done in a very long time.

Then I let the story on the side. But this story always was in the back of my mind. Inspiration was still deserting me after 6 months so I read back the story.
I still liked it! In fact I was liking it more even!
It is a cute story for 8-9 years, girls especially!
I corrected passages, grammar and then thought: "Hey I could translate this in English!"
I used Google Translate.
Google Translate does increase the speed of translation but it also butchers sentences to such an extent that I couldn't understand the meaning in English. I had to re-read in French to understand what I meant to say.
After many editing in French and in English, I have a story almost ready for Halloween!
I am quite excited. I will have it self published tomorrow or Saturday if all goes well on Smashwords.
So Keep tuned!