October 10 2014
I live in two worlds.
The Academic World is my job. The Academic World likes to analyze and pick apart and dissect literature pieces. The see symbolism in the simplest sentence. They find meaning in the smallest bit of dialogue.
September 25 2014
Let's start by looking back to the last English class you took... For some of you that's way back in high school. For some it was a college level class. Some of you might actually be in an English class right now.
Now think of some of the things you did in that class. Chances are, if you analyzed any kind of literature, you looked into the subconscious mind of the author in order to better understand why he or she wrote the literature that they did.
What do You Love about Your Novel?
September 16 2014
A friend posted a wonderful list of things she liked about her novel based on this quote, which was quoted on Natalie Whipple's repost:
Whenever I begin a new project, I also begin a list called “What I Love About This Story.” I start by writing down those first ideas that sparked the fires of my mind, and then I add more ideas to it as I discover them during my push through early drafts. ~ Stephanie Perkins