The Importance of Tolerance and Diversity in Literature (with an Unpopular Opinion)- A Conversation

Hello all and happy Thursday! I believe in the whole #OwnVoices movement and, of course, I'm all for diversity and inclusion but, I don't believe in hating on or shaming authors who are so unfamiliar with certain peoples or customs that they, out of respect to those peoples and customs, don't try to tackle for [...]

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On the Importance of Literature- A Conversation

Hello all and happy Thursday! Last week, in my British Literature class, my professor had us read Sir Philip Sidney's An Apology for Poetry. This sent us (us being a whole bunch of Literature majors) into the super long discussion of why literature is important. As an English Lit major, I (and many of my [...]

Authors/Readers Expectations and Etiquette- A Conversation

Hello all and happy Thursday! So, I was scrolling through Instagram and, since I follow many authors on there, I ended up seeing a lot of authors complaining about being trolled on their social media and being sent links to hateful articles or reviews and that's just not okay. I decided that I wanted to [...]

Tropes In YA: Are They Really Such A Bad Thing?- A Conversation

Hello all and happy Thursday! As I mentioned in Tuesday's post, I am currently buried in my latest novel idea and yes, there are some tropes in it. I thought it'd be neat to have y'all voice your opinions on certain tropes so please feel free to join the conversation in the comments below. Now, [...]

Characters in YA: Expectations, Reality, and Balance- A Conversation

Hello all and happy Tuesday! Since I've been struck with major writing inspiration lately (those of you who follow me on Instagram or Twitter may have seen a tiny teaser I put out on my story), I thought I'd do some major in-depth thinking about characterization. Since my novel idea is in the YA genre [...]

Daily Thoughts of a Right Brained Person

Hello all and happy Thursday! I was inspired to make this post when I took the time to realize the other day that I have some pretty outlandish thoughts, some of which might be completely strange and unrelatable, but I thought that I'd share what a normal day in my brain is like and hopefully [...]

Gut Feelings, Trusting Your Intuition, and Learning to Interpret Your Feelings- A Conversation

Hello all and happy Thursday! I love talking with y'all about what's on my mind so I thought I'd just share some feelings with all of you lovely folks. Because of my anxiety, I am very much a planner. Things that don't have a plan in my life destroys my brain and I, therefore, have [...]