William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and Mary Shelley. These are just some of many classical writers who wrote some of the best and most iconic pieces of literature. Or is that what we are instructed to believe? To this day, they are celebrated, read for pleasure, and the source of classroom curriculum. … Continue reading Do English Students Have An Obligation To Enjoy All Classic Literature?
There are many writing magazines a literature enthusiast can subscribe to. One type of writing magazine I enjoy is The Writer's Chronicle, a publication packed with publishing opportunities, interviews, tips, discussions, ideas, and more. I managed to get my hands on ten copies of The Writer's Chronicle which gave me a taste of the amazing … Continue reading The Best Articles & Takeaways From The Writer’s Chronicle Magazine
One of the creative writing prompts I remember completing in ninth grade was blackout poetry. You take a page from a book and use the words on the page to help form a poem. All the words not used are colored over by a marker. Any of the words can be used in any way. … Continue reading Blackout Poetry
One of my favorite shops to visit is the bookstore. It is super easy to get lost inside the scenery of shelves and words. It is nearly unbelievable how many different stories surround all at once. Recently, I went to my nearest Barnes & Noble in seek of new authors and stories. Thankfully, I had … Continue reading My Barnes & Noble Book Haul
Brown, blue, and green are colors commonly used to describe the shade of one's eye. But in truth, eyes are more than just one of those solid shades. They are speckled or composed of a combination of color. The same goes for hair. In books, many times hair is strictly labeled as black, brown, blonde, … Continue reading Innovative Ways To Describe Eye and Hair Color
October has come and gone, but its spookiness lives and thrives in published stories and novels throughout the other eleven months. Ghosts and goblins are never afraid to present themselves in the middle of February or through the nights of June. Each story genre comes with its own set of rules, standards, and writing technique. … Continue reading The Best Vocabulary To Use While Writing A Thriller
When things turn rough it is human nature to face those who inspire us. Who empower us. We put our trust and faith in them to help lead and guide to something better and brighter. When the pages stop turning, the words end their dry trickle, we rely on the best of the best to … Continue reading Encouraging The Heart, Mind, and Pen Through Author Advice
Dreams. Our mind explores them at night. A never ending galaxy. And creates them during daylight. Butterfly wings. Every butterfly has them. Pattern unique with each wing pump and flutter. Our dreams are equally as original and must be delicately handled. The Earth. A blanket or quilt of stitched land. People dotting the ground … Continue reading The American Dream & Butterfly Wings: A Poem
Writing is a freeing activity, yet still requires a certain amount of research and planning before fingers touch keys or pencil touches paper. This blog post will not focus on the mundane and most anticipated research. Instead, it will feature websites to make the research and planning a lot more fun. Each of the links … Continue reading Websites To Search Before Writing
Letters are really interesting when we think about them more in-depthly. Only 26 letters exist in the English alphabet, yet we can sort them in countless combinations to create words. Adding letters or removing them from a single word can alter the meaning. It is those words that are moved and shifted around to create … Continue reading Poetry Word Count: Does Size Matter?