Monthly Archives: April 2014

Painting Bare Wood and the Rules of Writing

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” – W. Somerset Maugham We’ve heard it so many times as we scour the internet for help with writing, ideas, research, and, hey, pinterest too, but what are you to do when you’re hobby and career is one in which […]

Book Review: Maze Runner

When you wake up each morning you know that you’re going to wake up in your bed, or at least, the place that you finally closed your eyes. Either way, when you open your eyes you expect familiarity. You expect the world to be the same as when you left it, but sixteen year old […]

You can’t write it: Breaking Gender Roles

You can’t write a male character, you’re a female. Your female character is all wrong, men just can’t write us right. I bet you’ve heard some form of these statements at one point or another, maybe felt strongly about how wrong or right they were, but the truth is, this is something that is a legitimate […]