“And as imagination bodies forth

The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen

Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing

A local habitation and a name.”

– William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • How Important is Character Motivation?

    A lot of articles and blog posts will tell you that one of the most important parts of a novel is the character motivation. In most books, the character’s goals are what drives the storyline. These kinds of books are often called character-driven stories, where the main plot is a supporter of the character’s development. So: how important is character motivation in a character-driven novel?

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  • 5 Stephen King Books You Should Read

    Stephen King is regarded as one of the best (possibly the best) horror writers of the current time. He’s written over 60 novels and 200 short stories, spanning over multiple genres—horror, mystery, fantasy, crime, science fiction, non-fiction, etc. If you’re a horror or mystery writer, here are 5 Stephen King books/short stories that you should read.

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  • reddening: Original Content

    you got a sunburn on the first day of grade school. strawberry juice ran down our stick fingers, our ruby eyes blindfolded. we were endless then. you traveled to scarlet, rocky mountains the summer before middle school. velvet sails of ships went with you, leaving only rugged waves and the stems of roses behind. you … Continue reading reddening: Original Content

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  • a chipping green bench: Original Content

    sometimes i grope for words and laugh at myself afterwards.  (because i’m supposed to be a writer, aren’t i?) other times, i sit on the chipping green bench and pretend to stare at the birds while i tap tap tap inside my head and live a different life.  i let words and colors drench me … Continue reading a chipping green bench: Original Content

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