HOOBOY. That? That was a long book. Let's dive right in. This was (based on memory) my least favorite from my original readthrough, and the first one I didn't watch as a movie. This was my least favorite so far of the new readthroughs, as well. I can never decide if I want to do […]
We'll be taking a break from our regularly scheduled writing advice for the sharing of some thoughts on movies. Was having dinner with family a few nights ago and over a few glasses of wine, I had a long conversation with my sister and her boyfriend, Eugene, about the movies of our childhood and how […]
A commission for a lovely, incredible person. Some of you may recognize the owl. More of you ought to recognize the monster. I figured the owl has sort of a built-in umbrella, so surely she'd be kind-hearted enough to lend hers to a wet monster.
Infodumping is a term used to describe when an author decides to bring the story to a screeching halt so that they can explain. What they choose to explain doesn't really matter. They may go into the history of the world, a country, or a character. They may stop and spend five pages detailing exactly […]
The words we use are powerful. I am sure all you authors know this, but I would like to give some examples of how we use and understand words. One evening, Middle Child made the following comment: “Isn’t is weird that read and lead rhyme, but so do read and lead?” I heard: “Isn’t it […]
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