There is a lot of pressure to be spoiler free. And I get it. I do. People shouldn’t share spoilers on Twitter while they’re watching a TV show live or write up a post on Facebook without a fair warning. But sometimes I wonder if we’ve gone a little overboard with the pressure to be… Continue reading Is Spoiler-Free Pressure Ruining In-Depth Discussions About Books?
Tag: The Mortal Instruments
Should Authors Have More Say in Adaptations?
Should authors have more say when their novels are adapted to TV or film? Short answer: Absolutely. But the long answer is a lot more complicated. For one, authors write novels for a reason. That’s how they like to express themselves. TV and movie writing is a completely different ballgame. When I studied screenwriting in… Continue reading Should Authors Have More Say in Adaptations?
#MondayBlogs What Changes From First Draft to Publication?
What changes from first draft to publication? So much. In fact, nearly everything. But if the answer was that simple, an entire article (or even whole books on the topic) wouldn’t be necessary, so there’s more to this answer than it seems. Despite that, I insist you take my article with a grain of salt.… Continue reading #MondayBlogs What Changes From First Draft to Publication?
#ReaderProblems Fandoms vs. Mobs
All right. All right. I’m not telling anyone they cannot have an opinion. You can. (Of course.) But I wanted to discuss an upsetting trend that bothers me down in my fandom core. Readers ALWAYS hate every adaptation. And it isn’t just hate. It’s very loud, very aggressive, very complete hate. Welcome, fandom mobs. I… Continue reading #ReaderProblems Fandoms vs. Mobs
#SATurdate: Shadowhunters, Bad Bloods Shorts, BuzzFeed Books, and Zombie Clowns
Today was one of those crazy whiplash weeks where writing wasn’t the best, and then encouragement brought it all back! Keep chasing the dream. What I’m Writing: I basically skipped a section of Take Me Yesterday and continued to write in it, so I am moving forward, but I’m still struggling with it. (I always… Continue reading #SATurdate: Shadowhunters, Bad Bloods Shorts, BuzzFeed Books, and Zombie Clowns
#WW: Can We Stop Hating on E.L. James and Stephenie Meyer?
Can We Stop Hating on E.L. James and Stephenie Meyer? Seriously. Are we over it yet? Surely, we can find something better to do by now—like talking about authors you love instead of the ones you hate. I get it. I do. A lot of people had issues with the content of these stories, and… Continue reading #WW: Can We Stop Hating on E.L. James and Stephenie Meyer?
What I’ve Learned Rewriting a Seven-Year-Old Novel
What I’ve Learned Rewriting a Seven-Year-Old Novel As many of you know, I am currently rewriting November Snow – my very first publication. Although I started writing it when I was 11, it didn’t get published until I was 16. I took it off the shelves for many years, and it is basically off the shelves… Continue reading What I’ve Learned Rewriting a Seven-Year-Old Novel
Welcome to April! Before I share those websites for writers, readers, and dreamers that I have collected in the last two months, I have two wonderful bits of new to share with you all. Tranquil Dreams reviewed Minutes Before Sunset, but they also reviewed The City of Worms by Roy Huff, so you can check… Continue reading Website Wonders
Movie Mention: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
I first mentioned The Mortal Instruments on October 2, 2012 on my post Relax & Read: The Mortal Instruments. Then I followed it up on November 15, 2012 when I realized it was being adapted into a movie, and I couldn't help but post Movie Mention: City of Bones. Now I'm here, almost a year later,… Continue reading Movie Mention: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Novels to Movies
Before I start, I have to apologize! I've been really busy with numerous things in my life. I'm working really hard to finish the edits of Seconds Before Sunrise while completing my senior year in college. I'm also spending a lot of time with my family, but I promise I'm trying to post every other… Continue reading Novels to Movies