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Layers of Attitude: The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen

If you're like me, you've likely had trouble balancing character POV and description in a single scene. Do you shudder to even think about how you might include dialogue in a scene that's already jam-packed with nuance? Writing a balanced scene is simple enough to learn, when you examine how published authors have already done… Continue reading Layers of Attitude: The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen

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Let’s Talk About The Lego Batman Movie

It's been a while since we talked about movies. Honestly, I've been thinking about this particular film for a very long time. Why? Because it single-handedly got me hooked on the whole Batman mythos, as well as DC Comics in general. Before this movie, I was a Marvel girl, through and through. Still am, to… Continue reading Let’s Talk About The Lego Batman Movie

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Double-Meaning Descriptions: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

How does one of the masters craft a compelling opening scene that captures the heart and soul of an entire book, while also reveling in the simplicity of simple images? Let's take a close look at Margaret Atwood's stunning sequel to The Handmaid's Tale to find out! Summary When the van door slammed on Offred's future… Continue reading Double-Meaning Descriptions: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

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Tug-of-War Dialogue: Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao

Are you having trouble writing dialogue between two or more characters? Want to know what makes dialogue interesting to read and how to craft character speech while moving the story forward? What better way to learn than by looking at a wonderfully entertaining example? Summary In the Cyrilian Empire, Affinites are reviled. Their varied gifts… Continue reading Tug-of-War Dialogue: Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao

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Subversion of Balance: Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer

What do you get when you blend horror, YA, and an author who knows how to twists a reader's expectations? One hell of a thrill ride is what you get. !!! If you read ahead, there will be spoilers, so if you haven't already read the entire book, please click away and go read it ASAP! If you… Continue reading Subversion of Balance: Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer