Starting Your Story Off With A Bang

My favorite types of story entrances are these "bang" ones. I want to be thrown into the action immediately, get set in the tone and conflict of the story. It's beginnings like these that keep me reading, while other entrances don't pull me as well. What is a "bang" entry, you ask? The Bang: a … Continue reading Starting Your Story Off With A Bang

I Used to Like Looking Unhealthy, And Here’s Why.

I stare at the blinking cursor on my screen, wanting to move but not having the energy to do it. My head whirred in a daze as if I had little birds flying over it, and my eyes ached. This, three years ago, was my idea of how a successful, busy person looked. I was … Continue reading I Used to Like Looking Unhealthy, And Here’s Why.

Why “instapoetry” is Doing Better Than “Traditional Poetry”

Disclaimer: this is my opinon from my personal findings For the past couple of years, there has been an swell in the consumption and creation of poetry, and as an aspiring poet myself, I wanted to get to the bottom of it. From a general perspective, the answer is simple, and doesn't require a research … Continue reading Why “instapoetry” is Doing Better Than “Traditional Poetry”

Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar: 15 Thoughts While Reading + #OwnVoices Reflection

I had the honor to be an ARC reader for debut author, Shveta Thakrar's, Star Daughter, a mystical tale of a half-mortal, half-star Indian teenager named Sheetal. After an accident, Sheetal's father is hospitalized, and needs a full star to help her heal him. Sheetal's quest to save her father will take her to a … Continue reading Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar: 15 Thoughts While Reading + #OwnVoices Reflection