Planning, Research, Writing

Writing diversity without propagating oppression

I was shocked when I realized that my FMC was, in my head, a young, Caucasian, blonde girl with a slender body. The main underlying theme of my novel is about prejudice and oppression! It's amazing how the media brainwashes us to immediately think of that sort of character in a leading role. I'm appalled at… Continue reading Writing diversity without propagating oppression

Short Stories, Uncategorized, Writing

Six – A Short Story

first They are young, but not that young –and honestly, neither of them think in terms of time: it is a foreign, meaningless concept invented by the weak who must measure the distance between themselves and their deaths– and it is in this world, because it is always in this world; perhaps she does not… Continue reading Six – A Short Story

Fanfiction

My one-shots are out of control.

This morning in the shower I totally had the intention of writing a really nice post about all my NaNoWriMo aspirations for this year, and how I'll be tackling misogyny and racism in a rather blatant way with my new novel. BUT INSTEAD! For the Narnia Fic Exchange 2014 I ended up writing this (I'll put it up… Continue reading My one-shots are out of control.

Fanfiction, Writing

The Incredible Unknown Power of Fanfiction

...or "How Fanfiction saved my brain". In the past years, I can't count the number of times people (namely my family) have scolded me for writing fanfiction instead of continuing to write my novels. Actually, they're right. When I'm in the middle of some awesome project that I've been bothering everybody about with long monologues… Continue reading The Incredible Unknown Power of Fanfiction

Life, Writing

The sunny agony of non-fiction

I've been told, countless times, that instead of investing my time on writing about unicorns, vampires, clones, gangsters, terrorists, magic, and really messed-up imaginary societies, I should spend the valuable days of my youthful writer-hood (writer-ness, writership?) writing about things I actually know. I've considered this proposal, but have never actually agreed with it. I… Continue reading The sunny agony of non-fiction

Life, Writing

The Beginning of being a deity… through writing.

Today, when helping three people teach Children's Moral Education Class to 27 kids in our Youth Month of Service campaign, I started to take pictures. I'm no photographer, but I really enjoy taking weird pictures with the hope that someday I will be able to put good use to them. Among those pictures was the… Continue reading The Beginning of being a deity… through writing.