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Done With The Done…Well…Almost Done

by dimensionaltales

This day has become a special one for me. Despite all the chaos I had endured, I finished creating my midterms for my eighth graders, measuring the English Room, editing my students’ research paper projects, and decorating the board for the school’s Reading Month. Most of all, I finished typing out the first installment of my LGBTQ+ Crimeverse, and my chest is swollen with pride now!

For three years, I had been building a world and creating characters that reminded me of my beloved Gayborhood. I have been plotting, planning, postponing, prioritizing and any other “P’s” I can think of. I wanted to challenge myself in creating a crime story and I ended up creating a crimeverse. This is going to be so much fun as I have everything plotted while still letting the worldbuilding around me.

Now! About the book itself…I just learned something new and it’s called the Flesch-Kincaid. I didn’t even know that this even existed and now that I know, it makes perfect sense on what I need to work on. I knew my writing style would make my stories easy to read through pacing, but I didn’t think it was because of my word choices. I don’t like the idea of a program telling me that my story is at a fourth-grade reading level. Luckily, I have an easy-ish fix to this new resolution and it’s something I was already doing.

I have a word journal – the same one I make my student use. In this journal I write words from various choices:

  • Words of the Day – dictionary.com
  • Words I found interesting
  • Words I found cool
  • Words I didn’t know; heard for the first time

From there, I write the part of the speech along with one synonym and one antonym so I will know how to use the word correctly in a sentence. Now that I’m writing this out, I would like to bring my story to, at least, a high school audience. That is with the combination of words, themes, and diction. This will also help me evolve my writing style; this is going to be so much fun.

Please don’t forget to follow me on my social media platforms (TwitterFacebookInstagram, and Goodreads) on my web page’s right side. Also, I love hearing suggestions of what books to read outside of my norm (Science fiction and fantasy) as I am a part of the Goodreads’ reading challenge for 2023. I aim to read 200 books this year and I am already at 60. I’m almost done with the Colin McCool series; I’m on the last book of the main series.

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