Passing The Torch, by Megan O’Russell
I grew up at the most amazing time. I know a lot of people would argue that the late 80’s/early 90’s were not a mecca for anything except poor fashion choices, but here are the perks that come with being an ’85 kid. The Little Mermaid was the Disney movie all my friends knew and […]
Opposition: Why We Need Villains, by Dani Eide
A trope is simply a common or overused theme or device in a story. Some people like the word cliché to describe them and some like the word stereotype instead. It’s all the same thing and simply means that a story element has become popular and now everyone knows about it. A trope is not […]
Top Seven Villains and Why I Love to Despise Them, by Lauren
I love books that have a well written villain. You know when a writer has written a villain well because you grow to despise that character. A villain can add a whole new dimension to a novel so here are my seven villains.   Voldemort from the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling I love […]
Word Count, by Matthew Cox
Word count. Love ’em or hate ’em. I remember being in school, and being given an assignment to write a 1,000 word essay on something, and feeling like the world had just ended. Oh, if I had only known then… Lately, I’ve made a habit of writing 100,000 word books left and right. The idea […]
XP Points or Death: Maturing Your YA Character., by Megan O’Russell
I am admittedly new to the world of XP points. I didn’t even play Dungeons and Dragons for the first time until a few months ago when my friends, like so many others, decided we needed to learn how to play after watching Stranger Things. D&D is fun; you get to hang out with your […]