…tell me what your book or film is about.
What? You can’t tell what a story is about in just a word or two or three… stories are so complicated.
How about this: “star wars.”
A six-movie (soon to be nine…) franchise summed up in two words.
Or this: “the godfather.”
Or maybe this: “the sound of music.”
And then there’s: “the lord of the rings.”
Of course you don’t know the whole story. But now you have an idea.
What if instead these films had been called Anakin’s Adventure or Michael and His Family or Seven Children or Frodo … Keep reading
Warning: This post is written for girls, and will not interest guys.
Awhile back, my friend and fellow writer Bree did a lovely post about the writer’s dress code. I appreciated it, and had the greatest fun looking through the styles she created.
I was raised to dress nicely. As the ambassadors of Christ, I believe we should present a neat and pleasant appearance, within the bounds of modesty and good taste. I was also always taught to dress nicely even just being around the house–after all, my family has to look at me all day, I want my appearance … Keep reading
(Disclaimer: Downton Abbey is not recommended. While it has many good elements, and it is incredibly well made, the adult and/or inappropriate content is too great for me to be able to wholeheartedly endorse the show.)
I wasn’t allowed to read Jane Austen as a child, due to romantic tendencies. Then, when I read my first (and only, so far) of her books at age eighteen, I found myself somewhat disappointed. While well-written and interesting, I didn’t adore the book as much as I’d expected, given how every girl I know raves about Austen. The book was Emma, and I … Keep reading