Writer's block is a thing. I've been I know this because I've been suffering from it for a couple of years now. If I can force myself to write, I sit down in front of my laptop, and... nothing. Absolutely nothing. Or worse, it's a lot of words of nothing. I try not to think … Continue reading How to Plot: What I’ve Learned So Far
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"MS. CHARNES, IN your opinion, what are the strengths and weaknesses of romance and/or relationship in YA Fiction?" My head bobs up. I had been looking out the window, dozing with my eyes open. "Wha... Huh?" My professor looks all smug, like catching me daydreaming on a Friday afternoon is oh-so rare. "I'll repeat the … Continue reading Young Love
I'm always looking for advice on how to improve my writing. Today, I stumbled upon C.S. Lewis's 1956 letter to a young fan named Joan Lancaster. I think he pretty much summed it up. The full letter is worth a read, too. 1. Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear … Continue reading On Writing
"AS HURRICANE FLORENCE continues to dump an unprecedented amount of rain on the Carolinas, emergency crews are working tirelessly to rescue those trapped--" Molly turned off the television and rolled over, her robe tightening around her legs. Hurricane Florence, day four. Trapped inside the house with three children under ten and a stir-crazy husband. Molly … Continue reading 3TC: September 16, 2018