Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Results of the story contest

Wow, guys, sorry I haven't gotten back to you about the story contest. Merry Christmas, by the way!

First place goes to Jess. Great job!


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Michaela Breninger Book Cover #2

Okay, I know that I already have a story on my site about this cover, but I thought you guys might enjoy it anyways.




When tragedy strikes fourteen-year-old Michaela Breninger and her sister, they are sent to live on their grandfather’s ranch nestled in the Laramie Mountain Range. When Michaela discovers a secret on the ranch, she is thrown into a mystery involving a boy on a horse who appears every night at sunset on the rugged Ridgebacks, an old spinster who lives high up in the mountains, and a horse who is as lonely and hurt as Michaela.






Malaika Brown Book Cover #1 :)


Sooo, here is the cover for Malaika Brown. 

Malaika Brown is a thirteen year-old girl who lives with her mother in India. Malaika's mother, Sharia, works as a photographer for the National Geographic, in addition to protecting and documenting the local tigers. Malaika helps her mother watch over a pregnant mother tiger, Sapphirra, who is going to be a mother for the first time. When Sharia is killed by poachers, who have taken Sapphira, Malaika and the newborn tiger must watch out for eachother as Malaika faces the jungle wilds while trying to bring the poachers to justice.


Book Covers!

Hey, guys!

So, my mind comes up with all of these story ideas, but with school, and everything else, I usually don't have time to start the story! But I have all of these ideas in my head, and to make sure I remember them, I make book covers.

Soooo, I'd love to hear your feedback on the covers, which one is your favorite, which story you think sounds most interesting, blah, blah, blah. :)   (I will have a little tiny overview for what the story is kind of about below each cover.)

And then, you guys could decide what stories you would like me to try and start on. :)

∞Ryder∞

Monday, December 3, 2012

Short story contest deadline!

Okay, everyone!

Today WAS the deadline for the short story contest, but seeing as I don't have any stories to choose from *sadness* I am postponing the deadline to this Friday, the 7th. I really can't wait to read them!!!

∞Ryder∞

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hair! :)

Hey, guys!

So, I've been really bad about getting on my blog and posting stuff and I feeling really bad because it's probably been really boring to check on if you have checked on it. And so, I'm working on getting on every single day and posting something. I've replied to a bunch of comments so go and check out your comment and see if I've replied to it! I'm open to more questions and I'd love to have more questions on ask.

Today I have two ways to do some really awesome hairstyles. (pictures off Pinterest)


I think this would also look good if you did the ponytail lower to the neck instead of out so far. Kind of a cute way to dress up a ponytail. :)


I think this one would be really pretty for like going to church or even just going to school or around the house.

∞Ryder∞

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Contest! :D

Hey, you guys!

I'm having a contest on the blog, and I'd love it if you would compete!!!

Contest:
(1)  Short story Contest! Let your imagination go wild and write a creative short story-- please make yourself a judge of how long is too long! If you will leave a link to your blog, then I will be able to read it and make my choice! Deadline of Monday, December 3rd.

Also!

I have some questions for you about my Rosalie story.

(1) Which girl character is your favorite, and why?
(2) Which guy character is your favorite, and why?
(3) What would you like to see more of in the story?

∞Ryder∞


Thankful.

Hey, guys!

I know I haven't been on in, like, forever, but I hope you guys all had a great Thanksgiving! All month long, I've been reading things people have said about what they're thankful about. Like, "Day One. I'm thankful for my hair." So, I thought that I would post something about what I'm grateful for. Today, I'm thankful for my family. They love me, encourage, and care for me. I'm thankful for friends like Piano bookworm and Farmgirl. They inspire me, and are always there for me. But what I'm most thankful for today is Jesus, my Savior. He died for me. He gave His best for me. He loves me. He's given me an inheritance that cannot spoil or fade away. He's given me eternal life.

I hope you all have a great day!

∞Ryder∞

P.S. I would love to hear what YOU are thankful for in comments!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Hey!!

Hey, guys!!!! I've added more on both Rosalie and Sabriyah & Anwar!!! Go check it out!!!! :)

∞Ryder∞

Monday, July 16, 2012

Capturing Horses on Camera!

Hey, horse fans!

As you can probably tell, I love, love, LOVE horses!! (In fact, I just gave mine a bath today. She loved it!)

Seeing as I also love photography, I thought I would share with you some tips on capturing horses on the camera!

1. I know this might sound silly, but make sure your battery is fully charged and that you have plenty of space on your media card before you begin. You'd be surprised how many great shots have been missed because there wasn't enough room on the card or because the battery wasn't charged! Know your settings, and change them before you start to shoot for what seems to be appropriate.

2. Pick your background carefully! Lots of clutter, or junk, in the background will distract the viewer from the main focus or story you are trying to tell. When shooting horses, several non-distracting backgrounds I like are fields, darkness or light that will contrast with the subject, dust, fog, or, my favorite, cloudy, or stormy, horizons. :)

3. Lighting. Sometimes when I hear this word I just want to go, "Uggh, come on! I just want to snap the picture!" But the angle of the light controls the artistic effects on your photo. And, good news! There are lots of ways to be artistic with lighting. You can have the sun coming from behind your subject, called backlighting, that creates a kind of moody feeling. Or you can have direct light, sunlight shining directly above your subject, which creates great illumination, perfect for capturing those high-speed photos. There is also side light. Side light adds small shadows, creating a sort of three-dimensional look for your photo.

4. Make sure your subject reflects the photo you are trying to create or take. For example, if you are wanting to show the beauty or majesty of a horse, it would be best if the horse was well groomed and clean. If however your goal is to show something more like speed or wildness, it isn't as big of a factor to have your horse groomed.

5. Go out and just have fun! One more tip for you. Snap away; I've found that when I'm taking pictures, if I take a bunch, there's bound to be at least one good picture.


Hope that didn't absolutely bore you to death!

∞Ryder∞

P.S. I have more posted on the Princess Rosalie story! And I was also able to find some pictures that looked a teeny bit-- I said teeny-- like what I imagine her to look like. Although I imagine Rosalie to be way prettier than the random kid in the photo that I used. Anyways, hope you enjoy!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Hey!

Hey, everyone!


I'm so glad that you came to my site and I see that several of you have read my stories! I hope you enjoy them. I would love to know what story's your favorite and who your favorite character is. I'd also love to know any criticism, feedback, or anything else! 


∞Ryder∞

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Horse Picture

Hi! I hope you enjoy this horse picture.


Ryder

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Welcome!

Hey, everyone!

Welcome to my site!! I hope you enjoy reading stories that I've written. I would absolutely LOVE comments, feedback, criticism, etc.!


∞Ryder∞