Today I’m writing about a problem that has had me rankled lately: The Strong-Female Character.
Whenever I’m looking up books, I always come across descriptions of how the female protagonist is STRONG, INDEPENDENT, and all around (excuse the language) BADASS. And every time I pick up one of theses books with these “strong” female characters I’m disappointed and slightly insulted. Continue reading “Strong Female Character’s: The Epidemic”→
Ever since I was a child, I’ve been obsessed with rhymes, and so, naturally, poetry has been appealing to me my whole life. Nowadays I’m more into epics and such, but every once in a while I remember the poems I read as a kid and they put a smile on my face. Continue reading “Poem Post – How Doth the Little Crocodile”→
A few months ago I had the pleasure of reading Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin. It was the second novel in verse that I’ve ever read and I loved (excuse the pun…) how Pushkin switches between airing his own hilarious views as a narrator and then goes back to telling Onegin’s story. My favorite Continue reading “I Loved You – Alexander Pushkin”→
I’ve recently taken up writing short stories in order to develop my writing skills. I love short stories because the successful ones are able to convince you of something or invoke a feeling in a few words. That is powerful. I want that kind of power in my writing, and I think practicing writing short stories is a good place to start. Continue reading “Mini-Crisis”→
A little while ago I read both Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, and a retelling of the story by Rachel Caine, The Prince of Shadows. After the experience I had reading Hamlet (I LOVED it!), I was shocked by my dislike for Romeo and Juliet.Continue reading “Star-Crossed Thieves and a Curse of Love”→