Tuesday, May 22, 2018

So Your Character is From Brazil ... Featuring Naty @ Naty's Bookshelf & Thai @ Read Breathe and Repeat





It's time for this week's So Your Character is ... Post! This is a weekly segment where I interview lovely volunteers from around the world to give you a firsthand account of being a citizen of their respective country or having a disability. I'm hoping to encourage international diversity, break stereotypes, and give writers a crash course on how to write a character from these different places on our planet. If you haven't checked out last week's  So Your Character is from Hawaii ... be sure to hop on over there and give it a read!

Disclaimer: The content below may be culturally shocking to some. Each of these posts is as uncensored as possible to preserve the authenticity of the cultures of each of the interviewees.

(None of the Images are Mine)

Saturday, May 19, 2018

So Your Character is From Hawaii ... Featuring Taylor Bennett





It's time for this week's So Your Character is ... Post! This is a weekly segment where I interview lovely volunteers from around the world to give you a firsthand account of being a citizen of their respective country or having a disability. I'm hoping to encourage international diversity, break stereotypes, and give writers a crash course on how to write a character from these different places on our planet. If you haven't checked out last week's  So Your Character is from Grenada ... be sure to hop on over there and give it a read!

Disclaimer: The content below may be culturally shocking to some. Each of these posts is as uncensored as possible to preserve the authenticity of the cultures of each of the interviewees.

(None of the Images are Mine)

Friday, May 18, 2018

A Book Review of White by Ted Dekker



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"Never break the circle." For two realities, time is running out. In one world, a lethal virus threatens to destroy all life as scientists and governments scramble to find an antidote. In the other, a forbidden love could forever destroy the ragtag resistance known as The Circle. Thomas can bridge both worlds, but he is quickly realizing that he may not be able to save either. In the mind-bending conclusion to the Circle trilogy, Thomas must find a way to rewrite history as he navigates a whirlwind of emotions and events surrounding a pending apocalypse. The fate of two worlds comes down to one man's choice--and it is a most unlikely choice indeed.


Series: The Circle Series (Book 3)
Genre: Adult Fantasy
Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Anniversary edition (February 3, 2012)
Page Count: 528 pages

Though this isn't my favorite series ever, I still want to continue it and finish it cause I don't DNF. Red is probably my favorite of the series, but White still had its uniqueness.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

So Your Character is From Haiti ... Featuring Dawlyn @ Little Blind Book Finds





It's time for this week's So Your Character is ... Post! This is a weekly segment where I interview lovely volunteers from around the world to give you a firsthand account of being a citizen of their respective country or having a disability. I'm hoping to encourage international diversity, break stereotypes, and give writers a crash course on how to write a character from these different places on our planet. If you haven't checked out last week's  So Your Character is from Grenada ... be sure to hop on over there and give it a read!

Disclaimer: The content below may be culturally shocking to some. Each of these posts is as uncensored as possible to preserve the authenticity of the cultures of each of the interviewees.

(None of the Images are Mine)

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Writing Lessons from Movies: A Quiet Place





I don't do horror movies. I'm the one in the theater that puts my hoodie over my head and texts while the creepy horror trailers roll by. I don't do scary images. They creep me the heck out. NOPE NOPE NOPE. The only horror I've dabbled in is Supernatural, Grimm, and Stranger Things, but I don't look at the scary parts. I like suspense, but I don't do warped faces, demonic creepifying, rotting flesh crap.

THAT SAID.


A Quiet Place is the first horror movie I've ever been to in the theater and I was a little nervous, but I came out of the theater absolutely amazed. There are a lot of jump scares and it's very intense, but nothing scarred me in the slightest. I was absolutely blown away by the masterful storytelling, impressive acting, and awesome soundtrack. I adore its themes of unconditional love, loss, and its pro-life message. I've seen the movie three times and I haven't seen a movie that many times in theaters in years. 

A Quiet Place is about a family who lives in a post-apocalyptic world with monsters that have extremely sensitive hearing. If they hear any loud sounds they hunt you. The family is struggling to survive while also preparing for the arrival of a new baby.

Warning Spoilers: The biggest ones are in point four and five.


Friday, May 11, 2018

A Book Review of Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo




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Soldier. Summoner. Saint.The nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

The Darkling rules from his shadow throne while a weakened Alina Starkov recovers from their battle under the dubious protection of the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Now her hopes lie with the magic of a long-vanished ancient creature and the chance that an outlaw prince still survives.

As her allies and enemies race toward war, only Alina stands between her country and a rising tide of darkness that could destroy the world. To win this fight, she must seize a legend’s power―but claiming the firebird may be her ruin.

Series: The Grisha Trilogy (Book 3)
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Square Fish (August 18, 2015)
Page Count: 480 pages

I've finally reached the end! I snatched up this book as soon as I returned Siege and Storm to the library!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

So Your Character is From Grenada ... Featuring Maxine @ The Rogue Storyteller





It's time for this week's So Your Character is ... Post! This is a weekly segment where I interview lovely volunteers from around the world to give you a firsthand account of being a citizen of their respective country or having a disability. I'm hoping to encourage international diversity, break stereotypes, and give writers a crash course on how to write a character from these different places on our planet. If you haven't checked out last week's  So Your Character is from Argentina ... be sure to hop on over there and give it a read!

Disclaimer: The content below may be culturally shocking to some. Each of these posts is as uncensored as possible to preserve the authenticity of the cultures of each of the interviewees.

(None of the Images are Mine)


Saturday, May 5, 2018

Monthly Summary: April 2018





April was a much better month for me. Mental health junk still cropped up, but I loved being able to spend time with good friends. ^ ^

Friday, May 4, 2018

Spring Cleaning Writing Challenge





May the Fouth be with you! ;) Christine @ Musings of an Elf tagged me for Deborah's original tag! I haven't done a tag in a little while and I need to kick myself into a writing mood so what better time to do this one?!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

So Your Character is From Argentina ... Featuring Sofia Leguiza @ A Book. A Thought. & Consuelo @ Paper-Eyed Girl







It's time for this week's So Your Character is ... Post! This is a weekly segment where I interview lovely volunteers from around the world to give you a firsthand account of being a citizen of their respective country or having a disability. I'm hoping to encourage international diversity, break stereotypes, and give writers a crash course on how to write a character from these different places on our planet. If you haven't checked out last week's  So Your Character is from Hungary ... be sure to hop on over there and give it a read!


Disclaimer: The content below may be culturally shocking to some. Each of these posts is as uncensored as possible to preserve the authenticity of the cultures of each of the interviewees.


(None of the Images are Mine)



Saturday, April 28, 2018

Why the Editor Isn't the Bad Guy





It seems in Hollywood and even in other circles (not to give a rap and not to say that all self-pubbed authors are like this but this is frequently the case in self-published circles), the editors are the bad guy. They're the evil grumps that keep the writers from writing freely. I noticed this trend particularly when I watched How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days with a friend. Contrary to what the story was trying to portray, what the editor was asking for wasn't that unreasonable. In the media examples I have these women are not the purest of character (which I also don't like since I know many editors who are some of the nicest people you could meet), so I'm not defending their attitudes, but I do want to point out that the "obstacles" they're giving the protagonist are really just what it takes to make a career as a writer. 


Friday, April 27, 2018

A Book Review of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling




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For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort.

Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well. And the Azkban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, "He's at Hogwarts...he's at Hogwarts."

Harry Potter isn't safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.

Series: Harry Potter (Book 3)
Genre: Middle-Grade Fantasy
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (October 1, 2001)
Page Count: 448 pages

Prisoner of Azkaban is a resounding favorite among Potterheads and I remember enjoying the film (though I forgot about most of it so I enjoyed the twists all over again), so I'm happy to say that this is definitely my favorite Harry Potter book so far (I've read up to Goblet of Fire at this point). 


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

So Your Character is From Hungary ... Featuring Dorka @ Berries & Books





It's time for this week's So Your Character is ... Post! This is a weekly segment where I interview lovely volunteers from around the world to give you a firsthand account of being a citizen of their respective country or having a disability. I'm hoping to encourage international diversity, break stereotypes, and give writers a crash course on how to write a character from these different places on our planet. If you haven't checked out last week's  So Your Character is from Russia ... be sure to hop on over there and give it a read!

Disclaimer: The content below may be culturally shocking to some. Each of these posts is as uncensored as possible to preserve the authenticity of the cultures of each of the interviewees.


(None of the Images are Mine)

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Writing Lessons from Movies: Summer Wars






My friends suggested I watch this anime film and I did a few weeks later and I fell in love with this movie (Also the soundtrack is amazing)! It's one of my favorite anime movies I've ever seen. I love the creativity of the cyber world of Oz, the formidable villain, and the big ensemble cast. I loved it so much I wrote an article about it for Geekdom House. I watched it again recently (for the fourth time) and I realized how many things it has to teach us about writing.

In Summer Wars, there's a giant cyber world called Oz that hosts most of the world's communication, businesses, bank accounts, data, etc. and it boasts the best security in the world. Kenji goes on a paid vacation with Natsuki to her grandmother's big 90th birthday but while there he accidentally helps break the security code for Oz, allowing an artificial intelligence called Love Machine to wreak havoc on Oz.

Warning: Spoilers (Biggest one is 5)



Friday, April 20, 2018

Beautiful People: Favorites Edition





Hold the presses on the regularly scheduled blog post for this! This is going to be the last Beautiful People for a while. Sadness. :( I've participated in every one for four years, so I have to finish off the series with this! If you'd like to participate too head on over to Paper Fury!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

So Your Character is From Russia ... Featuring Sofia Marie @ Teens Live for Jesus





It's time for this week's So Your Character is ... Post! This is a weekly segment where I interview lovely volunteers from around the world to give you a firsthand account of being a citizen of their respective country or having a disability. I'm hoping to encourage international diversity, break stereotypes, and give writers a crash course on how to write a character from these different places on our planet. If you haven't checked out last week's  So Your Character is from The Czech Republic ... be sure to hop on over there and give it a read!

Disclaimer: The content below may be culturally shocking to some. Each of these posts is as uncensored as possible to preserve the authenticity of the cultures of each of the interviewees.

(None of the Images are Mine)

Saturday, April 14, 2018

The Significance of Nudity in Stories






Knowing that part of my audience is conservative Christians, there may be some of you who are nervous about the subject of this post. No, there are not any fully nude pics in this post. XD Also I'm not a fan of an overabundance of nudity (It's why I don't do Game of Thrones), but I believe it can be a useful tool at the right time. I'm also not going to be talking about nudity in the overtly sexual sense, but instead, I'm going to tackle the symbolism nudity can present if done in a tasteful manner.


Especially after watching the second season of Attack on Titan, I was really spurred to write about how brief scenes of nudity or even partial nudity can be impactful in a story. Most of the subjects have nothing to do with anything sexual, but there's a certain feel that nudity gives in a scene and I want to expand on that in this post.



Friday, April 13, 2018

Now I'm 25 ...




I'm officially a quarter of a century old! This is weird ... My birthday was last week and because most of my friends live out of state or country, I like inviting them up for the weekend. Since my birthday was on a Friday this year, my friends Casey and Amy could actually come on my birthday and we had a great time and I also want to reflect on my 24th year as well. :)



Tuesday, April 10, 2018

So Your Character is From the Czech Republic ... Featuring Marky @ Books Are My Life ..., Karolína Melounová, & Anna Alatriel






It's time for this week's So Your Character is ... Post! This is a weekly segment where I interview lovely volunteers from around the world to give you a firsthand account of being a citizen of their respective country or having a disability. I'm hoping to encourage international diversity, break stereotypes, and give writers a crash course on how to write a character from these different places on our planet. If you haven't checked out last week's  So Your Character is from Poland ... be sure to hop on over there and give it a read!


Disclaimer: The content below may be culturally shocking to some. Each of these posts is as uncensored as possible to preserve the authenticity of the cultures of each of the interviewees.


(None of the Images are Mine)



Saturday, April 7, 2018

Creating Classifications for Your Stories





If you've had any kind of social media account then you've seen and/or participated in a personality quiz. Most of these are related to popular fandoms: "What Middle Earth race are you?" "What's your Divergent aptitude?" "Which Supernatural race are you?" (In case you're wondering I'm an elf, amity, and Charlie.) There are even official ways to find out where you're classified like on the Pottermore website for which Hogwarts House you are or in the back of special editions of Divergent for your aptitude. 

Classifying where we would be in these worlds pulls us directly into the story. In a way, I believe it allows us to imagine where would we be if we lived in those worlds. Would we have grown up with Tris or Christina? Would we have been sorted with Harry Potter or Cedric Diggory? Would we have lived in District 12 with Katniss Everdeen or District 4 with Finnick Odair? 

Today I'm going to help you develop classifications of your own that maybe one day you'll see on Facebook or Pinterest. ;)

Friday, April 6, 2018

Revisiting Old Journals Tag





It's my birthday today and I'm going to talk about that in a post next week, but today I'm celebrating with some of my closest friends! For now, enjoy this tag!

When Melissa tagged me for this it actually brought up a lot of old memories. I used to carry that green journal around all the time then I'd archive stuff in that big black binder. I'd wear out the binders I kept my notes inside to the point of breaking and then I'd have to get new ones. One time I left my binder on the top of my dad's truck then he drove off to go somewhere and it actually slid off onto the side of the road. I was so devastated that I couldn't find it, but they discovered it soggy and wet in a ditch (that's why some of these pages are water-stained), but I was so overjoyed to have it back and because I wrote in pencil most of the writing is okay. 


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

So Your Character is From Poland ... Featuring Ola @ Ola Reads Books




It's time for this week's So Your Character is ... Post! This is a weekly segment where I interview lovely volunteers from around the world to give you a firsthand account of being a citizen of their respective country or having a disability. I'm hoping to encourage international diversity, break stereotypes, and give writers a crash course on how to write a character from these different places on our planet. If you haven't checked out last week's  So Your Character is from Kenya ... be sure to hop on over there and give it a read!

I found a couple months ago that I'm a quarter Polish (This explains my love for borscht and pierogies), so this post is super timely! My great grandparents came over from Poland, so I'm super excited to learn more about this country!


Disclaimer: The content below may be culturally shocking to some. Each of these posts is as uncensored as possible to preserve the authenticity of the cultures of each of the interviewees.

(None of the Images are Mine)


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Monthly Summary: March 2018




March was a bit of a rough month. I felt like something negative happened every week, but I still enjoyed the plethora of spring flowers, especially cherry blossoms. I love cherry blossoms. ^ ^

Friday, March 30, 2018

A Book Review of Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo



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Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Alina Starkov’s power has grown, but not without a price. She is the Sun Summoner―hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Shadow Fold. But she and Mal can’t outrun their enemies for long.

The Darkling is more determined than ever to claim Alina’s magic and use it to take the Ravkan throne. With nowhere else to turn, Alina enlists the help of an infamous privateer and sets out to lead the Grisha army.

But as the truth of Alina's destiny unfolds, she slips deeper into the Darkling’s deadly game of forbidden magic, and further away from her humanity. To save her country, Alina will have to choose between her power and the love she thought would always be her shelter. No victory can come without sacrifice―and only she can face the oncoming storm.

Series: The Grisha Trilogy (Book 2)
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Square Fish (June 17, 2014)
Page Count: 496 pages

After enjoying the first book I had to read the second. I just love the Grisha world! I didn’t expect to read it so soon but it was just sitting on the shelf at the library calling my name so I had to snatch it up and I liked it even more than the first book!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

So Your Character is From Kenya ... Featuring Pooja @ Lifes Fine Whine






It's time for this week's So Your Character is ... Post! This is a weekly segment where I interview lovely volunteers from around the world to give you a firsthand account of being a citizen of their respective country or having a disability. I'm hoping to encourage international diversity, break stereotypes, and give writers a crash course on how to write a character from these different places on our planet. If you haven't checked out last week's  So Your Character is from Nigeria ... be sure to hop on over there and give it a read!

Disclaimer: The content below may be culturally shocking to some. Each of these posts is as uncensored as possible to preserve the authenticity of the cultures of each of the interviewees.

(None of the Images are Mine)

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Writing Lessons from Video Games: Conquest of the Longbow





If you've been reading my blog for any amount of time you know I'm very into classic PC adventure games from the 80s and 90s. Thanks to a legal website called Classic Reload that has archived dozens of my favorite classic PC games, I've been able to replay some of my favorites including Conquest of the Longbow, which is my favorite version of the Robin Hood version (Yes, even more than BBC Robin Hood).

In this game, King Richard the Lionheart has been captured by King Leopold in Europe and the evil king is asking for a hefty ransom for him. Prince John and all of his minions are doing everything they can to keep King Richard from ever reaching British soil again while Robin Hood and his Merry Men are trying everything in their power to raise the money for the ransom and bring King Richard back to England to end the Sheriff of Nottingham's, The Prior of Fens, and Abbot of Saint Mary's oppressing grips over Nottingham.


Friday, March 23, 2018

A Book Review of Red by Ted Dekker




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"We have stepped off the cliff and are falling into madness."Thomas Hunter is caught between two shocking realities, each facing a meltdown of epic proportions. When he dreams in one world, he awakens in the other. In one reality, Thomas is a respected military leader urgently trying to deliver the vastly outnumbered Forest People from an agonizing calamity that will end life as they know it. In the other, he's trying desperately to work with the world's top leaders to stop the release of the deadliest airborne virus ever created.

Series: The Circle Series (Book 2)

Genre:  Adult Fantasy
Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Anniversary edition (February 3, 2012)
Page Count: 528 pages

Well I purchased an omnibus so I've gotta read this thing. XD I remember this book the most from the graphic novel I read years and years ago, but I believe this book is my favorite of the series.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

So Your Character is From Morocco ... Featuring Imane @ Booksaccino





It's time for this week's So Your Character is ... Post! This is a weekly segment where I interview lovely volunteers from around the world to give you a firsthand account of being a citizen of their respective country or having a disability. I'm hoping to encourage international diversity, break stereotypes, and give writers a crash course on how to write a character from these different places on our planet. If you haven't checked out last week's  So Your Character is from Nigeria ... be sure to hop on over there and give it a read!

Disclaimer: The content below may be culturally shocking to some. Each of these posts is as uncensored as possible to preserve the authenticity of the cultures of each of the interviewees.

(None of the Images are Mine)

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Not-As-Much-of-a-Jerk-as-You-Could-Have-Been Award Characters 101




Yes, that's from Avatar: The Last Airbender. No, I'm not ashamed. I feel like many characters can earn the Not-As-Much-of-a-Jerk-as-You-Could-Have-Been Award. My definition of this kind of character is a character you really don't like at first because they come off as mean, bratty, and generally not someone you want to be around then, later on, you just fall in love with them. So how do you transition "I really don't like you" to "This is my favorite character"?



Friday, March 16, 2018

A Book Review of Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo



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Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.

Series: Six of Crows (Book 1)
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (September 27, 2016)
Page Count: 560 pages

It took me a while to get into the first book, but since I knew all of the characters fairly well for this sequel

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

So Your Character is From Nigeria ... Featuring Prince Kay @ Listepedia





It's time for this week's So Your Character is ... Post! This is a weekly segment where I interview lovely volunteers from around the world to give you a firsthand account of being a citizen of their respective country or having a disability. I'm hoping to encourage international diversity, break stereotypes, and give writers a crash course on how to write a character from these different places on our planet. If you haven't checked out last week's  So Your Character is from Morocco ... be sure to hop on over there and give it a read!

Disclaimer: The content below may be culturally shocking to some. Each of these posts is as uncensored as possible to preserve the authenticity of the cultures of each of the interviewees.

(None of the Images are Mine)

Saturday, March 10, 2018

When Your Heroes Could Become Villains




Under the right circumstances, any hero has the chance to become a villain. It's all too easy for them to let selfish desires supersede the needs of others or even selfless desires drive the character into doing something bad to do something good but in the process evolves the character into a villain. However, one of the most powerful moments a character can have is when they have the chance to become a villain right in front of them and instead, they refuse.

Friday, March 9, 2018

The Bibliophile Sweater Tag





It is regrettably not sweater weather right now, but I'm hoping maybe this tag will make good vibes, so cool weather will cometh! Stay back, summer! *pokes sword at the season* It's too soon!


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

So Your Character is From South Africa ... Featuring Amy @ A Magical World of Words & Robin Kelly van Rensburg






It's time for this week's So Your Character is ... Post! This is a weekly segment where I interview lovely volunteers from around the world to give you a firsthand account of being a citizen of their respective country or having a disability. I'm hoping to encourage international diversity, break stereotypes, and give writers a crash course on how to write a character from these different places on our planet. If you haven't checked out last week's  So Your Character is from New England ... be sure to hop on over there and give it a read!


Disclaimer: The content below may be culturally shocking to some. Each of these posts is as uncensored as possible to preserve the authenticity of the cultures of each of the interviewees.


(None of the Images are Mine)



Saturday, March 3, 2018

Monthly Summary: February 2018






Honestly, February was a pretty boring month. Nothing really thrilling happened. I just plodded along, looking forward to better months.


Friday, March 2, 2018

A Book Review of King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard




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Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother's web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner.

As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare's heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.

When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire—leaving Norta as Mare knows it to burn all the way down.

Series: Red Queen (Book 3)
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: HarperTeen; 1st edition (February 7, 2017)
Page Count: 528 pages

Glass Sword ended on a horrible cliffhanger so when I went to the library to return it, I picked up King's Cage!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

So Your Character Has Dyslexia ... Featuring Rachel Creech





My dad actually thought I had dyslexia because I wanted to write with my left hand and for the longest time, I had trouble telling right from left (like into my twenties *headdesk*).  But I started reading when I was two, so I guess the right and left thing is just weird me. The first time I had ever heard of Dyslexia was actually on the show Arthur because George actually had it and learned that Leonardo DaVinci actually had dyslexia as well. I've always been curious about it, so I'm so happy to have Rachel shed more light on it today!  

(Images aren't mine)


Saturday, February 24, 2018

Writing Lessons from Movies: The Greatest Showman





On Christmas Day I saw the Greatest Showman and it was instant love for me. I was swept away by the story and the music and was relieved to watch a film that was great clean family entertainment. I have fond memories of attending the Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus as a kid, so it was a joy to see the origins of this infamous show. Ladies and gentleman, let the fangirling and lessons begin!

Warning: Spoilers