Please hop over to the wonderful (and fellow Ohio writer!) Mindy McGinnis' blog. She interviewed me today about being a writer/blogger. Hot diggity dog!
Mindy is a fellow member of The Lucky 13s (2013 debut authors) and her book NOT A DROP TO DRINK sounds amazing!
NOT A DROP TO DRINK, the story of a teenage girl surviving in a rural America where an ounce of fresh water is worth more than gold and death wanders the countryside as thirst, cholera, and the guns of strangers; when her mother dies in an accident, the girl must decide between defending her pond alone or banding together with a crippled neighbor, a pregnant woman, a filthy orphan, and a teenage boy who awakens feelings she doesn’t understand.
Crits for Water is an AMAZING fundraiser offering author's crits in return for a donation to help fund two clean water projects in developing nations. This year's goal is to raise $10,000. You can find all the information here.
I'm donating a 7,000 word manuscript critique on June 27th. I'll be sure to spread the word as the time comes closer, but I want to write about this great project now. Because almost 100 authors, agents and other cool book industry people are offering up their services right now!
So back in my younger days I was kind of sort of really obsessed with the movie Titanic. Like crazy fan girl obsessed. My roommate and I saw it four times in the theater our freshmen year and had our walls plastered with posters!
My love of the movie made it a no brainer to get our picture taken in front of a backdrop of the grand staircase when Jason and I were in a cruise. And while I know my husband would kill me if he found out I was sharing this, I thought the anniversary would be a fitting day to post this gem of a picture!
Every Monday morning, my English department meets before school to discuss any department issues. Today one of us said something about The Hunger Games and one of the teachers goes, "Is this how it's going to be? For the rest of the year we're going to talk about The Hunger Games?" The answer from the rest of us was a big, fat "yes!"
So this is how it is going to be...I'm still going to talk about The Hunger Games because I have a dorky little thing I do. I'm addicted to IMDB, and on each movie's page, they list the "goofs" or inconsitencies that are found in the movie. Of course, I had to look up The Hunger Games.
Here's IMDB's listing of goofs during the movie...
When Prim is going to her group of 12-year olds, the pin is on her left, but when she is called as tribute, it is on her right.
The countdown while the Tributes are waiting for the Hunger Games to start is actually longer than 60 seconds from the moment they begin counting down from 60 to the time they reach 0.
When the crowd at the District 12 reaping gives Katniss the three-fingered salute, they use their left hands. During the Games, when she salutes the people of District 11 and they return it, they use their right hands.
When Peeta and Katniss are investigating the sounds (that turn out to be hounds), in one shot, Katniss has her bow drawn. In the following shot, she proceeds to draw her already drawn bow.
During the chariot scene, the crowd throws flowers to the tributes. Katniss is never seen catching a flower, but when the chariots reach the end of the parade grounds, she is holding a rose.
During the Reaping, when Katniss yells, "I VOLUNTEER!" her hair is messed up and ruffled, however, when she states "I volunteer as tribute," her hair is combed again.
When Katniss begins cutting down the Tracker Jacker nest with her knife, she uses the blade side. In the next cut, the knife has flipped around and she's sawing with the serrated edge.
When Katniss is turning around to show her fire dress, you can see her hair (bun) comes apart. But in the next scene her hair is nicely tucked in.
Whene Katness is walking up for the reaping she has a bruise on her neck in next shot it's gone.
They only show seven tributes in the beginning after the first bloodbath at the Cornucopia.
Continuity during the finale... Cato has Peeta in a choke-hold, and blood on his hands. Going back and forth from the duo to Katniss, the blood comes and goes.
Continuity... No cannon fire for Rue or Marvel although Katniss had evidently regained her hearing by this time since she listened to Rue's final words.
Kind of fun to look at, right?
I noticed the canons because they only went off for a few tributes, but that was it for me. Did you catch any of these?
I am a high school teacher by day, a MFA fiction writing student by night and use any free time in between to write, write, write! My debut YA novel CANARY is coming out August 1, 2013 from Medallion Press! Hot diggity dog!