Matt’s staring at him, lips pulled down and eyes soft like he knows what Braedyn’s thinking, what he’s gonna say. It’s not the first time; it won’t…… Read more “Story Snippet: December”
As my exams approach, I’ve been thinking a lot about the way I study (and stressing out), and I figured I’d share my methods in case they help anyone with theirs. Let’s get started.
Midnight, Texas is a drama, but the tension it creates isn’t contrived. There are no love triangles and no backstabbing frenemies (there is kind of one, but it’s a pretty interesting story). The drama feels realistic. A character breaks up with her boyfriend because she’s learned an explosive family secret and wants time to herself, and he respects it. That’s another thing—there are no hallmarks of toxic relationships in this show. They talk to each other and respect each other and care about each other.
“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.