I’m No Longer Majoring In English

Majoring in English used to make so much sense. I knew from the get-go that majoring in English was not going to be easy. Writing 2500 word essays and constructing strong literary arguments is not easy.

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Lessons From Pennywise: How To Terrify Your Readers

***This article does not feature spoilers for either the book or the film adaption of the Stephen King novel “It“*** Pennywise is one of the most terrifying monsters ever in literature. ‘It’ preys on the town Derry, is insanely creepy and feasts on the flesh of children. To say that Stephen King’s novel isn’t going […]

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Merchandise Now Available On TeeSpring!

It’s no secret. I love books. So I have created merchandise from TeeSpring that can be purchased. As I publish this post, I have posted two items for women that celebrate all things literary and creative. More will come! You can shop here, and I hope these shirts bring joy and good tidings! These awesome […]

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I Pledge Allegiance To All Things Problematic

I am a problematic writer, and I am not ashamed. An article from tor.com called “Problematic Classics” addresses the question: How do we receive classical books with a new understanding of racism, sexism and other forms of prejudice? Can we really recommend Narnia books to our children, considering the concerns regarding race and how female […]

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March: What I Read

In March, I managed to read a couple of books. Lucky of me, I enjoyed them all! Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen Not my favourite Austen novel, but certainly interesting enough to remember. The themes of betrayal, friendship and heroism stick with you. I love Austen’s ability to mock the gothic style. It’s witty, clever […]

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Four Dangerous Books

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame. Oscar Wilde Is there anything like the book that causes debate and outcry? “Dangerous Books” refers to the fictional works of literature that startle and confront us. They are necessary, because without challenging books, literature would be dull. So […]

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Writers And Fandom Entitlement

Writers, who are often underpaid and overworked, are under no obligation to do anything in their literature. They don’t have to include racial or sexual diversity, they don’t have to ask for permission to include graphic content such as sexual violence, they don’t have to hold opinions deemed ‘politically correct’ and most importantly: they don’t […]

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