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November 16, 2019

The destruction of the Republic is planned as a side note to the ongoing conflict of the First Order hunting Finn and Rey for the map to Luke Skywalker. Nothing Finn or Rey have done up to this point prompts the First Order to destroy the Republic. In fact, the First O...

June 7, 2019

We don't need to be the heroes out to save the world to make a difference in it. There's no dragon to fight in a battle you make up for yourself. You can still make a difference, in a small or big way, just by sharing your words. Writers, most of all, have this...

June 22, 2018

I've been told for most of my life that I am a strong, confident young woman. This is not true. If I appear strong, it is because I am afraid of looking weak. If I appear confident, it is to live up to the expectation that I am. Most of the time, I am constantly worryi...

December 21, 2017

The Last Jedi had a lot of great things going for it, including a wonderfully diverse cast of main characters, a female protagonist, and several VERY cool fight scenes. It is not the worst movie ever made, nor is it the worst Star Wars movie ever made (looking at you A...

November 3, 2017

Hello all! I have a few blog posts in process, but this week I want to talk about something I'm really excited about: One of my favorite self-published authors was picked up just last month for a traditional-publishing contract with HarperTeen! Because blogging is not...

September 8, 2017

It is difficult to know when to put off laundry one more day so that you can get that chapter down that's been rattling around inside your head, but it is impossible to set aside laundry in order to stare at an empty screen for an hour because you no idea where you...

September 1, 2017

Quite literally two days before I was scheduled to start revisions, I thought of a new aspect to my main character which would completely change her actions in the story. I could not have come up with this idea if I had been so enmeshed in the story that was that I cou...

July 21, 2017

Growing up, you are constantly told how special you are, how you can do anything, be anything, and possibly touch the moon if you jump high enough. In high school, you are encouraged to find the thing you like/are good at and pursue it. In college, you develop expertis...

July 7, 2017

When most people think of a witch, they imagine wicked old witches who eat children and put curses on people. A witch is the shadow across a moon, the evil in a stranger, and the threat of what happens to women if they become too full of their own power.

In recent years...

May 12, 2017

I have recently been involved in feminist critiques of children's and young adult novels, where it is far too easy to point out what is wrong or failing to live up to the standards of today. When you think of a climactic scene in particular, what do you usually picture...

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