I remember when YouTube came out in 2005. I was in 8th grade and to us, it was like a supplement to MTV—you watched music videos. By the time I started teaching, I really...
As writers, we have a tendency to change up how we refer to time as we progress through our work. It’s a pain to go back and change all that; but, you gotta do what you gotta do to ensure your writing is understood how you intend it to be. Tense can have a major effect on just that.
My siblings noticed I was a nerd as a child when we would watch movies. If there was anything that sounded cool and historical–tattoo, book, weapon, anything–I would look it up. I want to show you five of my favorite ancient texts from movies and shows that I wish were in my library.
As I started to work on my character development, I had to keep in mind that dialogue is a key feature to understanding a character. How they speak can reveal much of their demographics–let alone the content of their conversation. If you didn’t know that, you know it now.
If you want to be a good writer, you have to keep reading. So, I aimed for a book a month before last year and that really worked for me. This year I want to aim for two a month. What am I reading that abundantly? My To Be Read (TBR) list includes the following…
All readers need to know allusions. I found five common allusions you will find any smart character in anything referencing. Y’know, the cool-kid knowledge.
There are 350+ literary elements, depending on how you define it. When telling a good story, you only need to focus on conflict, context, and character.
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If you ask the right questions, you get the right answers. These 4 stories made me question life philosophy, and I’ve never been the same!