I unfortunatly will not be blogging as much this November due to NANOWRIMO.
I'll probably post once a week,
and maybe a live blogging post here and there.
Hope to see you all on the YWP Nano site! Ciao!
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Oh my, it's been so long!

Well, I have to write two short stories for my English class and here is part of one of them. It's epic!


    If you've ever had an argument before, you know the pain of not winning it. If you've ever had a stupid argument before, you probably know how stupid you felt after fighting about it. Even in thee year 2031, people still argue about really stupid things. Some things, even stupider than when Nixon and a man from Russia argued about who had the best kitchen appliances.
    It started one day, when the government released news that they were training dogs and cats to talk and type. That's when Janet and Markie (the two chinchillas that lived in the science lab where the dogs and cats were being trained) got talking. . .of course they couldn't really talk. . .they mostly squealed.
    "Why are they training animals to talk? It's so dumb! We can talk. . .just not their language." Janet sighed as she lapped up some water from the dish in their cage.
    "Next thing you know they'll be training weasels to be able to shoot people! Imagine that. Weasel assassins throwing knives and killing everyone." Markie laughed heartily.
    "Weasels, no matter what, will never ever be able to use a gun or a knife."
    "I'm sure someday they'll be able to." He argued.
    "They're practically brainless-" Janet quickly broke off her sentence so that he wouldn't hear her squealing. The scientists often thought that when they squealed, they were dying which always meant a painful visit to the vet for the animals.
    "Here you go Katrina. Back into your cage you go." One of the partially bald scientists (aka Dr. Deranged, otherwise known has Frankie to his co-workers and the older animals). As soon has he exited the white-walled room, the two chinchillas resumed their bickering.
    "We are smarter than them Markie and you know that. We can't throw knives and so they can't." Her voice rose as she spoke making the napping animals look up at them and sigh, none of them were too happy to be woken up from their peaceful nap.
    "I know soon all of the chinchillas of the world will take over. Right Penelope? Markie turned to look at the cute, plain white chinchilla, Penelope.
    "Whatever." She mumbled as she chewed on some of her food.
    "It is almost impossible Markie! We don't even have opposable thumbs. You can not hold a knife without opposable thumbs. Every chinchilla and weasel knows that!" Janet said exasperated with his arguing.
    "Not if we evolve!"
    "Oh and for your information, weasels do have opposable thumbs."
    "I don't even know what an opposable thumb is Penelope!" Janet roared angrily, her voice was louder and her nose had started to twitch.
    "A thumb is the last finger on a human hand. Not the short one, but the one that the put on the biggest bar of that keyboard thingy." Markie explained. "I think we have them. . .I'm not too sure though." He held out his tiny paws and wiggled them out in front of him. "Maybe."
    "I doubt that. If you had opposable thumbs you would be ruling the world by now." The smartest animal in the room, Nickie the cat explained.
    "Muhph." Markie snorted.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Plot Bunnies ??

I'm sorry, I forgot which Plot Bunnies issue this was. :) Sorry it was a bit short.


1. One morning you are sitting in front of your computer working on your novel when, suddenly, the computer starts talking to you.
2. One day when you were shuffling through some old papers, you come across a beautiful jewel-encrusted box. What does it look like? What's inside it? What are you going to do with it and it's contents?
3. Last night you went to bed in your own bed. Now you're in the forest with tons of animals talking around you! You even know what they're saying. They're talking about ways to kill you.
4. Describe your dream house/mansion/apartment/igloo in vivid detail.
5. Have you ever wanted to kill the Twilight vamps? Then do it! Just in story form please.
6. The last time I saw her it was when I was getting run over by an Eskimo. . .
7. Create a how-to manual for something you can do well.

If you chose to write a story off of any of these prompts, then send it to Plot Bunnies!! You'll be featured so everyone can see your work.

    Flames engulfed the house as Jeanne McGee stumbled out of the burning house. A cool rush of air kissed her face the moment that she emerged from the window. The wailing of sirens could be heard in the distance. She collapsed on the ground, gasping and panting for air. My own twin sister had started that fire . . .tried to kill our pregnant mother. . .and she tried to kill me. All of a sudden the window opened a bit wider and Willow, her killer sister, popped her head out. She jumped from the window and landed on my back, Jeanne screamed in pain and threw her body off of me.
    "What the hell was that for *****?!" She screeched at her as she clambered to her bare feet. "Jeanne, you could of killed mommy!" How dare she accuse me of setting our house on fire!
    "Why would I try and kill her? Oh my god, we have to go back in there and find her. Where's daddy?" Jeanne ran towards the front of the house to go back in but her sister stopped her in her tracks.
    "We don't need them any more. Especially mom." Her voice didn't waver at all as Jeanne realized that her sister's eyes were a bright red color instead of her normal emerald green. She tried to run towards the front of the yard again but Willow shoved her to the ground and lunged for her neck.
    "You-you're a vampire?" She cried, pushing Willow away from her neck. "Help! Help! Someone please help!" Her cry was heard by one of the firemen, who was marching up the steps.
    "Two girls over there! Get them an EMT." He shouted as he proceeded to break the girls up from the quarrel.
    "Where are your parents?"
    "Don't tell him or I'll kill you!" Willow growled, lunging towards her.
    "In their bedroom. Please, keep her away from me! She's a vampire!" Jeanne screamed and fell down as she pushed Willow away and into the firefighter's arms. "Our mum, she's pregnant. Help her first. Please!"
    "I will kill you Jeanne!"

I've been having a bit of a hard time keeping up with Plot bunnies. So either I have to stop sending out Plot Bunnies (I don't want to have to stop), or I have to get some help from some fellow Nanoers.
Here are some spots available that you can help fill. . .
1. Writing Tips
2. Best 5 of the week (movies, books, TV shows, etc)
3. One article a week.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

'Ello everyone!

Today is. . .
Robin Meade's B-day
The Queen of England's B-day
One of the teacher's b-day (at my school, let's call him Mr.O)
Rome's b-day (but who cares? It's had like 2,000 birthdays.)

I care more about Mr. O's birthday than Rome's birthday. LOL. But I'm super sorry that I haven't been on lately. I was sick on Tuesday and I had a huge field trip on Wednesday to a certain place that I've been dying to go to because they have *Squee* marines there. *Swoon* So yeah, I told my mom that I would die if I didn't go. Oh, and did I mention I have a cold and I'm trying to get back into playing the sims 2? Well yeah, I am.
I found this pic on Firelight's main website (it's a sims 2 story and it's epic, you seriously need to read it!) and it's super funny.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Super Contest!!

Contest subject: Fifteenth Follower or Twenty-fifth Commenter
Contest details:
  • Do not spam in order to become the fifteenth commenter.
  • You must enter by 4/30/2011
  • If you're from the nano young writer's site then please tell me. This has no effect but I would like to know.
  • Make sure that if you win, then give me your email in a comment or your username on the nano young writer's site so I can PM you your prize.
  • The prizes are two book covers or icons decorated by me using GIMP and Photoscape. :) I think that's a pretty cool prize. You can tell me what you'd like in an email!
  • Do NOT spam, you will be disqualified.
  • Do NOT write this as your comment 'hey lol. ur blog is funny. here's my blog: link' That disqualifies you also!
  • Do supply a creative comment.
  • Do have an email address.
Start commenting!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

*groan* This book is so not interesting. .  I'd rather read my favorite book for the rest of my life. It's definitely not the best book in the world but I'm sure lots of people think it's the 'best book in the world', but I just don't agree. :o) I have my own opinion and my opinion is that the book SUCKS.
Alright, well one thing I want you to know is that I have NINE followers!!! I'm really excited and I would love you if you became my tenth follower. :o)
Alright well, have a nice rest of the day,
P.S. Awesome roleplay: http://xfallingdownx.proboards.com/

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sorry about the delay. . .

Sorry for the delay, I was very busy but here's plot bunnies 13.

1. Read, write, and go to book signings.
2. Find your writing space within your house. Is it the pantry, the linen closet, or your room?
3. Make sure your writing space is very clean so you don't start randomly cleaning it in the middle of your writing sessions.
4. Try and use some of these writing prompts to help you when your stuck. Who knows where they'll lead you!
5. Buy an iPod touch so you can write every where.
6. Frozen yogurt is good and better for you than ice cream. Yummy!
7. Read magazines on writing like writer's digest. Maybe if you write a novel, you could be featured in there!

1. Ever heard of the book 'Whither'? Well try and write a story based on that plot.
2. When the cappuccino met the macchiato. . .
3. Dirt is good.
4. OMG, the ostrich is going to get us Melvin! Run!!!
5. Discover the hidden secrets of dating. . .
6. Oh turnip batman, we've been robbed.
7. Fuzzy bedding, fuzzy pillows, and a peed on carpet. Darn it.

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A great site for us teen/kid writers.
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A great site for script writers!
Prolouge of A,B,C,E
By: Anna Swanson
    The cold winter breeze rippled through the branches of the bare Japanese Maple tree that sat in Dalia Moroon’s yard. She crossed her legs and then shuddered as another breeze ruffled her dark brown hair.
    “What are you doing out here?” Her mother, Maria asked quietly as she surveyed the yard.
    “I wanted to sit out here to wait for Josh.” She whispered, pulling her phone from out of her pocket and flipping it open. No new messages. Dalia groaned and stuffed her phone back into her pocket.
    “So, when do I get to meet him?” Maria sat down next to her daughter on the brick steps of their old Victorian house and then wrapped her pea coat around her shoulders even more tightly than before.
    “Never if we break up. I don’t think he cares about me any more like he use to.” Another breeze whistled through the trees and her hair swirled around her face.
    “Vampires don’t often get this chance to be with a human. You know that. You need to cherish this moment, maybe the only moment in your life were you’re allowed to love a human like this Dalia.” She whispered in a low tone, trying to keep quiet.
    “I know mom, I know. I just. . .I just think that maybe Josh and I are meant to be together but he just doesn’t think that.”
    “He loves you Dalia, he really does.”   
    “And how would you know mom?” Dalia laughed morosely.
    “Kyrie told me yesterday.” Her daughter groaned and then held her face in her hands. Kyrie, her older sister was a mind reader which was almost unheard of outside of the Counsel.
    “Damn you Kyrie.” She murmured, pinching the bridge of her nose.
    “Don’t say that Dee. You don’t mean it, she knows that and we all know that.”

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Pride and Prejudice!

I read Pride and Prejudice last year and I took a quiz that I found while looking on Mercy Vaughn's blog (she's a fellow writer). She also got Elizabeth as her result! :)
Thanks for all the comments you guys,

P.S. Did you check out my book review site? http://spotlightyabookreviews.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


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(> )>o
I was going to give you this cookie
---('_' )
o<( <) But then i was like...
-(>o<) ITS MY COOKIE!!!
--U U

LOL!! That's cute right? I found it on the YWnano (Young Writer's Nano).  Well, I just wanted to give you a short n' sweet update on my life.

  • My friend has a stalker. . . she's not my BFF but still she's a good friend.
  • My NCIS movie script is going great. 
  • I'm making the NCIS movie trailer but I seriously need help so comment below if you can help me with the trailer!!
  • I miss my grandma's dog, Beau. <3
  • I might go see Source Code this weekend or a movie like it. I love the Adjustment Bureau!!!
That's it,
Anna Katelyn Swanson
P.S. I decided on a middle name for my pen name!

Monday, April 4, 2011

I'm back!!

I had a great time a my Grandparent's house and I especially had fun with Beau, one of her dogs. We bonded a lot! :) I love him, he's my dog away from home. LOL.
Well I found this great pic and I shall proceed to post it right. . .here:

I really hate Twilight that much. Really, it doesn't deserve to have the 't' capitalized!