“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” —Theodore Roosevelt
I’ve learned a few things over the years that have helped me become a better writer. Here are six of them.
Altogether, FRANKENSTEIN is a lot more human than I expected from a story about such a culturally important monster. But I think that’s the way it’s supposed to be—don’t we create our own monsters, too?
Today, I turned 19.
There’s still definitely a lot I don’t know, but I’ve learned a lot over the last nineteen years of my life. Here are some of the best lessons I’ve learned.
She doesn’t remember the ride to the station, or waiting in a stiff chair for them to call for her. She doesn’t even remember being led into…… Read more “Story Snippet: October”
I wrote my first two novels alongside a very detailed plot outline, and that worked for me; I finished the first draft of my second novel within four months. The thing is, I like structure. I like knowing where my story is going. But my new story is different from everything I’ve written before, and in turn, it requires a new approach to plotting.
And that’s where this comes in: a bare-bones mash-up of every plot outline you’ve seen.
If you think about it, the stuff you watch as a kid is pretty formative. I learned a lot of stuff from the movies and TV shows I watched back then, and they taught me a few crucial life lessons, too. Here are seven of them.
The truth is, SONG OF ACHILLES breaks my heart. Within the first few pages, I fell in love with Madeline Miller’s style and Patroclus’ voice. It’s so unique, so captivating and warm and curious; I feel each of the character’s emotions as they come, love and betrayal and hurt and grief.
“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” —Louisa May Alcott, Little Women