Why You Should Pick Up Shannon Hale’s “The Princess Academy”

Years ago, I asked one of my friends what her favorite book was. She said, “The Princess Academy”. At first, I thought that it sounded kind of dumb. Later she showed me the cover of girls in dresses walking on a long winding road in the mountains. A little house on the left and a…

How Can I Get Past a Writer’s Block?

Sometimes it seems like no matter how hard you try, you sit down at your laptop, and your fingers just don’t move. The words just aren’t coming to you. You try to think of what to write for hours. But your mind can still be accurately represented by a blank canvas. It happens to the…

Pride and Prejudice: Personality types

I love Jane Austen, her writing is timeless. Her tales from two centuries ago still resonate with readers today. Austen’s characters are what really propel me to keep reading her work. She peels masks off of them to reveal the truth of personalities. Austen knew how to make a character feel real. Strengths and weaknesses….

The Genius of Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie is arguably one of the best authors of all time. But the question many ask is, why? What sets her works apart from any other zealous writer? When I read Murder on the Orient Express, I was intrigued for most of the book, but it was my first Christie read. While making my…

Tips for Aspiring Authors: Timelessness

Whether a story is told yesterday, today, or tomorrow, it should echo truths that he who reads it yesterday, today, or tomorrow will understand. A reader’s point of view on how to write timeless work.