How Writers Write · Musings

What is pretentious writing?

So pretentious! When I was in college, a friend and I would sometimes compare our creative writing classes with each other’s. We would discuss what makes a good critique, our stories, and classmates’ stories. Being foolish young adults, we sometimes even mocked our classmates’ writing for being “too pretentious”. So what is it? But what… Continue reading What is pretentious writing?

Genres · How Writers Write

Fantasy isn’t just Escape

Studying Writing About Tough Topics There are endless books to capture the tougher things in life, because life is generally tough, and people write about life, don’t they? But some books capture the tougher things in life better than others. Even fantasy! Some would say that fantasy, the genre that is my very favorite, is… Continue reading Fantasy isn’t just Escape

Musings

Opinion VS Fact & the Death of Journalism

It’s one thing to express one’s opinion…and it’s another thing to downright insult somebody, by accident or unintentionally, right? Today this has come up for me in life. It all began with a college newspaper article about a group in my town that sells $5 homemade, cooked meals. They have a food distribution center, which… Continue reading Opinion VS Fact & the Death of Journalism