I know what you're thinking: "I've never heard of a Raj Shenazade, nor was I aware that he was worthy of a character study." Well, dear reader, just a short while ago, I was exactly like you. But no more. Just humor me for a moment, and all that is cloudy shall become clear. You … Continue reading Raj Shenazade: A Study in Character Development
If you've been around the writing community for a hot minute, you may have heard people compare plotters vs pantsers when they talk about writing stories. The terms themselves are pretty self-explanatory (and we'll get to them in a minute), but how do you know which one you are? And more importantly, in the battle … Continue reading Plotters vs Pantsers: Which Are You?
bring out the sparkly noise and five seconds of uninterrupted eye contact, it's time to write a romantic subplot!
Listen, I'm gonna be honest here: this one wasn't that interesting to talk about. Sixteen is a collection of--you guessed it--sixteen short stories by young adult authors from the 80s. It had some good ones, it had some not-so-good ones. I enjoyed reading it but it also brought back a lot of... interesting memories about … Continue reading Short Story 101 When You Don’t Like Writing Short Stories
that moment when you realize that your ideal reader is actually you.
when times are terrible, soup is the answer!
I know what I have to do, but I don't know if I have the strength to do it.
so how did she come to be a writer? all shall be revealed!
this is the way.
constructive criticism? ah! scary!