You guys asked some awesome questions - I hope you'll find my answers just as awesome! 🙂 My Writing Routine Ms. Evelyn Krieger said she would like to know about my writing routine. (Pardon me while I stop hyperventilating about being asked a question by a real, live, published author!!!!) My routine starts off with … Continue reading Q&A Session #1
Julia shares a really interesting perspective on the portrayal of ordinary friendships in fiction. Romantic relationships aren’t the only relationships a fictional character can have. 🙂
The prompt for this month’s Teens Can Write, Too! blog chain is:
“What is something you feel is generally written well in fiction? What is something you feel is generally written poorly?”
I’m going to focus on something that I think is generally written poorly: People whose lives aren’t defined by romance.
I get it. We all love the attractive love interest. Being in love is beautiful. There’s nothing wrong with writing romance.
But I hate this idea we seem to have fallen into that our stories need it in order to be good.
Relationships can be meaningful without including sexual tension. Look at our day-to-day lives. How many of us have a boyfriend in high school versus how many of us have a best friend? And while, yes, even us eternally single people probably lust after someone once in a while, the people who are truly important in our…
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Michael Gunter has inquired about my inspiration for Flora Dennis and the Island of Two Eyes. Good question, Michael. What got into me to write something as "overblown, self-admittedly wordy, and filled with wonderfully standard characters" as Flora Dennis and the Island of Two Eyes? 🙂 (I love that description and it's totally going on … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of Flora Dennis
It's 2015 and I'm floating in a sea of so-so story beginnings, some publishable if combined with good middles and endings; others, shamelessly candid and absurd fanfics. I've also got a new update to Flora Dennis in the works, which Lisa and I will eventually work on formatting together (she's been great with helping me … Continue reading Q&A?
Happy New Year, everyone! (As usual, I'm a bit late in wishing people things.) Let me tell you, I've always wanted to write a Doctor Who fanfiction about Jenny (the Doctor's daughter) and a certain hit song by Tommy Tutone. Well, here's a little something I wrote in literally three minutes. (This one's for the … Continue reading “Jenny” – a Flash Fiction