Review of the Erwin Brothers film I Can Only Imagine
Review of Everless by Sara Holland
I saw a friend's post on Facebook the other day detailing an encounter in which she received an unexpected compliment. What struck me was that she found the compliment unexpected because it occurred on the first day in years that she had gone out 100% makeup free. And this is a young, beautiful woman with … Continue reading A Made Up Problem
Editing felt productive this week. I'm getting through it more slowly than I'd like, but I can already see the effectiveness of the changes I've made, which is encouraging. I also had the chance to see Black Panther this week, which I enjoyed. Marvel movies sometimes struggle in the villain department, but Killmonger (played by Michael … Continue reading Odds & Ends 2/19-2/25
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Review of The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
I am over winter. I don't care what the groundhog said this week, I'm calling it. Winter can go home now. As far as I'm aware, there was no snow in the forecast today, and yet, snow it did. And not just the light, little flakes blowing in the wind that you usually see with … Continue reading Odds & Ends 1/29-2/4
My profile for building three dimensional characters.
This week was productive. I got the revision process well underway, taking a good look at my antagonist's arc first. I feel like it's important to start with the antagonist, because if you don't have a good antagonist to challenge them, how can your hero shine? If you look at a lot of stories' structures, … Continue reading Odds & Ends 1/15-1/21
Review of Renegades by Marissa Meyer