Her writing, I can personally say, is a lot like mine in the way her writing naturally flows. The writing has a plan, obviously, but it's a writing plan that goes off what ever comes to mind while sticking to the author's plan. It truely is amazing writing. It keeps you going like you really don't want to stop but your at the end of the book before you know it. The first two books were too short for this author's level of writing. She needs to write big books like her last 3 Vampire Academy books. Her writing gives you so many clues that I find the reader may not catch because it's so discreet that you smack your forhead later when she releases her surprises. That is deffinately the best thing about Richelle Meads writing and why she is so successful. I highly recommend looking into this style of writing by reading (or rereading) the Vampire Academy book series:
Last note about Richelle Meads writing; her writing is amazing but it also takes a successful book to possess a good story line, conflict that stretches throughout the series (not just in one book), awesom characters; (i.e. Christian Ozera, Dimitri & Rose, and side characters like Avery Lazar, Sydney, Robert Doru etc), also wanted to add character importance; i.e. Vasilisa Dragomir. In the Vampire Academy, Richelle Mead sets up a character that is important in one way but is really her grand fanally to the series in another way. Richelle Mead knew how she would end her series and she really hides it well through out her series. Thats A HUGE writing turner there. Absolutely brilliant and fits perfectly with her style of writing.
Another thing to add is something that Richelle Mead wrote in a blog post a while abo. Her and her friends went to Forks, Washington for Twilight. She regrets not making her Vampire Academy be in a real place. Just something to keep in mind if you plan to write a book one day, (I know I have :)).
P.S.: I know of an author I met at my local library once, who had all the right ways and idea's for what a book should have. But this writer had something crucial missing, good writing. As a writer, her writing bored me so much I still haven't finished her book.
- your future author, Ashley Bileau
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Hey writers alike, THIS IS MY FIRST BLOG POST EVER!!!!!!!!Just thought to share with you my life so far in my writing career (the. career of school all the way up to current sophomore in high school). When I was in kindergarden, I had this dream of writing a book sooooo good that it would become an awesom movie. After that dream, I would get little journals and write books in them. Here's a list of silly books I have written (theres too many so of course Im not mentioning all of them) :- a journal of short stories of me, my two best friends- "Us Swimming" a story of me and my sister as shapeshifters into mermaids- "The Butterfly Girls"- "The Butterfly Girls 2" these two books were about metiphorically my parents getting back together after getting divorced ( I was only in 2nd grade) - "Ethia, the queen warrior"- "The princess soccer player" These were books I wrote between the ages 5-9Im one of the best in my class currently. Because of my passion for writting, I have been the best writter in elementary school. Of course Ive had my ups and downs in school but I have never stopped writting. Currently, Im becoming more serious with my writting. Ive been quitting on books Ive written since 5th grade because my books have been missing something crucial. Only recently ( like this weekend) did I finally realize what that was. Ill tell you what that is in my next post! ;) -