Advice, Books, English major, Rant, Reviews

Liking Things That Aren’t Excellent

I've just finished reading Haunted by Chuck Palaniuk. It is the second novel of his that I've read (the first being¬†Fight Club, which I have complained about before), and definitely my favorite of the two, as it has lead me to the conclusion that I quite like Chuck Palaniuk as a writer. His work isn't… Continue reading Liking Things That Aren’t Excellent

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Movies

Trailer Travesties (forgive my alliteration)

As any of you who have been following my budding movie reviewing career know, I recently saw Joss Whedon's newest film,¬†the Cabin in the Woods. It was amazing. You can read my review of it over on Flickboom. Seriously, go see that movie right now. Unless you are weak of constitution and/or regularly faint at… Continue reading Trailer Travesties (forgive my alliteration)

Movies

Adaptations

Greetings! Apologies for not posting yesterday like I said I would, but Arcadia (my computer) had an unfortunate encounter with a virus and had to spend the weekend at home with my brilliant father, who saved her for me, along with all of my files, which I stupidly did not back up. As it turns… Continue reading Adaptations

Characters, Plot, Questions, Rant, Theme

Thesis Statement

In keeping with last week's theme of "questions writers hear a lot," I have a new one I'd like to address. It's one that I've been getting a lot lately, especially with yesterday's Easter gathering, where various family members all wanted to know the same thing: What is your novel about? To the average person,… Continue reading Thesis Statement

Characters, Habits, Plot, Questions, Rant, Theme, Uncategorized

Idea Genesis: Ultimately Unimportant

In ancient Greece, genius was thought to exist outside of the body, in the form of a daemon or muse who supplied inspiration for whatever human happened to be attached to them. This was a lovely theory, because it made it easy for writers to answer the question, "Where do you get your ideas?" But… Continue reading Idea Genesis: Ultimately Unimportant