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 seems to suggest a different fate for Merida.
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 should be fine and will be edited if it is not.
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.