Yes, I still hate character charts. Yes, I still try to fill them out and get bored every time. And yes, I have officially found something even better than those 5 fun ways to develop your characters I wrote about a while ago. And that, my friends, is making character mood boards. Yes, you read that right. … Continue reading How to create a character mood board (and why I’m obsessed)
Today is the third birthday of Simon vs. the Homo sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, and I took that as a sign that I need to talk about how much I adore it. This is one of the best books I have read in a long time, okay? It even beats Turtles All the Way Down, which is saying … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Will I ever write a novel as good as ‘Simon vs. the Homo sapiens Agenda’?
So, you kind of like writing, right? You do it in your free time, love to read, and you may have even gotten a useless degree in English. Not to mention you have this awesome, unique idea for a novel. So awesome, in fact, you bring it up whenever someone asks what you’re doing with … Continue reading How to (actually) write that novel
I realize that I am way behind on this, especially since Turtles All the Way Down was released over a month ago. But I finally started it, I put off my 15-page thesis long enough to finish it, and it deserves a blog post of its own. I'll have to admit, I'm not the biggest … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: ‘Turtles All the Way Down’ is John Green’s best work
To you, I miss you, but I'm not sure if I miss your intellectual presence as much as I miss your physical one. I can get over not texting you every day. I mean, it's not like we ever talked about much or connected in any way other than our lips. But you were the … Continue reading A Letter to the First
Let's get one thing straight: I loathe character charts. I struggle immensely with character development, and I've filled out one too many charts about my main characters. The ones with 500+ questions are, for whatever awful reason, the ones I lean toward most, and maybe that's part of the problem. Either way, I never finish … Continue reading 5 Fun Ways to Develop Your Characters
Hey guys! This past month finally kicked off my summer break from college (I'm now a rising senior? Wild), and I've been reading and writing more than I ever have before. Which wasn't much to start with, but we won't talk about that. Anyway, I took out eight books from the library and, instead of … Continue reading Reading Recap – May 2017