Hi all, So I'm an English Major, and one of the things I get asked is why we need to take English Courses - aka, why do we need to read classics? I mean, they're just a bunch of dusty old stories that no one can relate to anymore, right? I'm here to hopefully shed … Continue reading Why You Should Care About Classics – The Hero Archetype. (& Beowulf)
Hi all, So with school starting back up, I thought I'd share some of my tips on how to write essays for school. No, nothing on creative writing today, just some cold, hard torture mind exercise, known as homework. So part of the reason I wanted to major in and pursue a career in English … Continue reading Tips for Writing Essays
I just want to say, before I start, that I'm sorry I didn't post last Friday. I was sick. Also that this post turned out - ah, controversial, maybe? It's a sensitive topic, is what I'm trying to say, and my intention was merely to educate, not to offend. So, yeah. Enjoy. OH boy. Hi … Continue reading Let’s Talk Tropes – The Strong Female Character.
Hi all, As much as many of us would like to not admit, we cannot help but find ourselves drawn to tropes - similar, recurring themes, elements, and plot devices in the stories we watch, hear, and read. I'm surprisingly (or not) a fan of tropes, as the familiarity can draw in readers who like … Continue reading Writing Tips – Utilizing Tropes
Hi all, I constantly find myself writing morally complex characters - characters that don't always do the right thing. And I want to talk about why I think you need these kinds of people in your writing. We all can think of hero-type characters. You know, people who do things for the greater good. Plenty … Continue reading Writing Tips – On Character Morality
Hi all, If there's one thing I love, it's writing style. Most people hate the nitty-gritty of writing - sentence structure, syntax, diction, grammar. But that stuff is my jam; I mean, I have very early memories of filling out grammar worksheets back in elementary school and being excited to do that homework. As if I weren't enough of … Continue reading Writing Tips – Immersive Writing
(I was going to put a gif of someone really intensely writing, but this seems more accurate) Hi all, Though I'm not participating in NaNoWriMo this year, I have been staring longingly out the window, wishing I could join. I've decided to try my best to write every day, though I'm not setting a word … Continue reading Writing Tips – NaNoWriMo