We don’t know about you, but when we read about a character with a passion, that interest tends to rub off on us, too! If you’re looking for something to fill these long summer days, maybe try a new hobby inspired by some of our passion-filled BTAF18 protagonists!
Do you have a hobby that you love?
FINAL DRAFT by Riley Redgate
A lot of readers also dabble in writing, too. Have you been thinking about writing that next Great American Novel but don’t know where to start? Use these resources to create your own crash course this summer:
Susan Dennard: Writing Resources
Writer’s Block Party: A Blog About Writing and Publishing
Want to take it even further? Sign up for a Boston-based workshop at Grub Street, or take one online!
MY SO-CALLED BOLLYWOOD LIFE by Nisha Sharma
Storytelling comes in many forms, and movies can be just as enjoyable as books! Share your thoughts on the films you see this summer by starting a movie review blog. You can create a blog for free on various sites like Wordpress or Blogger, and these links can help you get started:
NYFA: 9 Tips for Writing a Film Review
Grammarly: Everything You Need to Know on How to Write a Movie Review
YOU’LL MISS ME WHEN I’M GONE by Rachel Lynn Solomon
If you’re the type to go all or nothing when it comes to new projects, maybe try your hand at a musical instrument! Adina in YMMWIG is a viola master and you can take after her by picking up a string instrument. Looking for a lower-cost commitment? Try the ukulele!
Guitar Center: $45-$100
Amazon: $35 (AND it’s rainbow!)
Here are 10 tips for beginners!
THE BEAUTY THAT REMAINS by Ashley Woodfolk
If music is the hobby of your heart, take it even further by reviewing the local bands you see on Instagram, or starting a music appreciation club at your school! Want to be in the spotlight instead of behind the scenes? Start a band with your friends, or take voice lessons this summer!
Our Pastimes: How to Start a Band in High School
Your 10-Step Cheat Sheet for Learning How to Sing