Disney's latest Princess movie is receiving a lot of praise and adoration. There are a lot of reasons why it does not deserve any of that, but here's a storyteller's standpoint on some of the issues.
Disney / Pixar's upcoming movie "Brave" showcases a female protagonist. Fiery and independent, Princess Merida promises us an atypical fairy tale centered around individuality and freedom. The doll Disney is marketing...
A story about childhood, first impressions, and all the terror that goes along with that.
How changing the narrator of a story can help make the writing process easier.
A companion hub to my review of the Quality Paperback Book Club, this time explaining the ins and outs of their website as well as a few hidden snags in your contract.
An explanation of the Quality Paperback Book Club and a review of their services.
Ten things every dorm-dwelling college student would find useful.
An explanation of the poetry form known as the pantoum, complete with an example written at 12:30 A.M. while the author suffered from a cold. Eloquent? No. Amusing? Quite possibly. The poem, I mean. The article itself...
Proof of my hatred for clouds. At least when they're present at night and block my view of the stars.
A few notes about run-on sentences and how to avoid them, complete with a long-winded example.
The first sestina I ever wrote. A poem about loss and recovery.
Fond of reading more than one book at once? You might want to consider tackling your reading list one book at a time.