We eat rice, get straight A's, and are hard to tell apart! I've heard of it all, and I'm sure you have too. Stereotypes, while very harmful in many situations, can be great to poke fun at. Being adopted and raised by white people, I'm what Awkwafina might call a 'banana' (yellow on the outside, white … Continue reading Are Asian Stereotypes Actually True?
Your protagonist must be absolutely perfect. Giving them flaws will not make them more realistic whatsoever. Instant romance always leads to healthy, life-long relationships. Your protagonist's eyes must be emerald green, ruby red, stormy gray, and/or sapphire blue. No one must ever have brown eyes, because brown eyes are boring. Bonus if their eyes change colors … Continue reading 12 Tips for Creating Great Characters
1. Never use ‘said’. Said is very overused, if you use it your editors will think your writing is plain and generic. Great alternatives include ‘remarked’ or ‘retorted’. Bonus points if you use advanced words, like ‘ejaculated’. 2. Always use adverbs. Adverbs are an excellent way to get your point across without putting any effort … Continue reading 12 Ways To Become a Successful Writer
I think we’ve all enjoyed a superhero movie at some point in our lives. Superheroes are everything we love in fictional characters; they’re witty, attractive, good at fighting, have great outfits. I may be in the minority when I say I'm bored of Marvel's domination over pop culture. Each movie leaves the same impression: another … Continue reading Redefining Courage: Not All Heroes Wear Capes
Being an author can be satisfying, frustrating, exciting, and disappointing all at once. I’ve been writing since before I could write. When I was four, I’d steal sheets of paper out of the printer, staple them together, and get my Dad to write my words down for me. Those were my first books, and I … Continue reading What I Love (and Hate) About Being A Writer