Hello everyone! I may not have posted since October, but I’m alive. Things have been hectic, what with settling into a new job and new apartment, getting used to the flow of a new lifestyle, finishing a first draft in three months–and oh boy, do I wanna talk about that draft. I’ve learned a lot about… Continue reading Thoughts On My Current Project
So, if you’ve been paying attention to social media over the past several years and you’re part of the book community (or even if you aren’t), you’ve probably noticed the push for more diverse stories. It’s an important push, one that I wrote about on my Instagram the other day when a controversy popped up… Continue reading A List of Diverse YA Books I’ve Read
“Mommy, when are they coming out with a Gamegirl?” I posed this question to my mom when I was six, holding my prized red Gameboy in my hand. I’d noticed the “boy” in the title and wondered why on Earth my new favorite device came with a gender—did that mean it wasn’t intended for me?… Continue reading Why Female Representation in Video Games Is Important To Me
It’s pretty common knowledge that writers (or any other type of artist) need a kick in the pants every so often, and usually that kick needs to come from themselves. Artists are great at getting themselves into creative ruts and flailing helplessly when they realize there’s no easy way out. And it can be so… Continue reading Writer’s Block Exists, But Not in the Way You Think
Today my sister directed me to a video in which Dylan Sprouse, one of the twins who starred in Disney Channel’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody as well as its spin-off The Suite Life on Deck, explains why he and his brother quit working for Disney in favor of pursuing degrees at NYU. I’m not sure if the Sprouse twins… Continue reading I Don’t Regret Giving Up Acting: Some Darker Sides of Being a Child Actress
This blog is something I treasure. It allows me a platform to write my thoughts on topics that are important to me in long form, and then to distribute those thoughts to a large audience. It provides me with a place to practice my writing, which, to a young writer trying to sell her fiction,… Continue reading I’ve Been M.I.A., But I’m Back With a College Degree!
When I woke up this morning, there was rage all over my Twitter feed. I couldn’t find the source, but it seemed to have something to do with YA readers being shamed for, well, reading YA. What’s new, right? I went about my day normally. Later, a friend posted the link to the offending article,… Continue reading No, I’m Not Embarrassed: Good Lit is Good Lit