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Just a Thought on Novel Openings

Writing is, perhaps, one of the more difficult of the hobbies/jobs there is in the world today.  To me, it isn’t the character creation or plot invention or dialogue… it is the BEGINNING that always gives me pause.  Perhaps that says something terrible about me, but the beginning of a story should more than just…… Continue reading Just a Thought on Novel Openings

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The Heroes We Need

All image credit goes to the creators of the respective films or franchises that own them! Wonder Woman is owned by Detective Comics.  Doctor Who is owned by the BBC. Respective Game of Thrones characters are owned by HBO and George R. R. Martin. The Wonder Woman: Dawn of Justice movie was everything I could…… Continue reading The Heroes We Need

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On Writing: Fanfiction

Fan fiction in any form can be entertaining. Some people use it to hone their own skills (be they writing, drawing, digital art, comics strips, voice acting, etc) others use it as a form of immersion.  Personally, fan fiction is a fine instrument that, when used correctly, has an infinite amount of potential. The difficulty…… Continue reading On Writing: Fanfiction

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Aspects Getting Old in YA Novels

Stakes. One of the most disappointing things abut YA fiction is that the stakes are always too high or too low.  Destruction of the universe or love lost forever?  If I had to pick, I’d choose destruction of the universe for plot, but whatever happened to smaller, more complex stuff? Romance.  Love triangles are getting really…… Continue reading Aspects Getting Old in YA Novels

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The Sun is Also a Star

“There’s a Japanese phrase that I like: koi no yokan. It doesn’t mean love at first sight. It’s closer to love at second sight. It’s the feeling when you meet someone that you’re going to fall in love with them. Maybe you don’t love them right away, but it’s inevitable that you will.” ~~ Nicola…… Continue reading The Sun is Also a Star

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Strength and Inspiration (The Meditations)

We all have that one book.  That book that took us from one thing and changed us into something else.   That book that took the broken pieces and put them right.  Sometimes it is directly the story inside the book.  Sometimes it is just the first book you picked up after something terrible. I searched…… Continue reading Strength and Inspiration (The Meditations)