It’s important now more than ever for stories about people of color to flood mainstream media; storytelling is the most powerful tool we have in the fight against hatred of any kind. Moana is a triumph in both storytelling and empowerment.
Caution: I’m about to ruin some childhoods. ARE YOU READY FOR THIS OMGREVELATION? “A Whole New World” from Disney’s Aladdin is totally about foreplay. Don’t believe me? Sing along and really think about the lyrics (and your first time losing your V card or delivering/receiving a handy/blowie) as I break it down: . I can […]
Originally Published: August 28th, 2013; Updated: June 24th, 2014 I had a MAJOR gaypiphany the other day, like I often do when I’m reminiscing about my childhood. Gayphiphany: How did everyone NOT know I was gay by the time I reached 7? And if they did, WHY DIDN’T ANYONE TELL ME? Disclaimer: this is SO stereotypical. […]
When I was younger, the last thing I thought I would be when I grew up was a writer. It wasn’t because I didn’t like to write, because creating stories from my imagination and getting them down on paper was always an outlet for me, but because I simply didn’t know it was a viable […]
Fate: Everything Happens for a Reason If I turn left instead of right, will my life be any different than if I had turned right to begin with? In a word: Yes. I fully prescribe to the whole, “everything happens for a reason” way of thinking. Fate has a funny way of rerouting us when […]
“If you think your manuscript is ready and you haven’t gone back and re-read and edited it, than it probably isn’t.” I can’t count the amount of times I’ve seen something similar to that on any literary agency’s website. And for good reason. What literary agent wants to stick their neck out and sign a […]
When the spring semester ended, I made the (very expensive) decision to focus solely on my writing this summer. Since I started teaching pretty much full time, I haven’t had much time to work on my books. I figured that if I made the decision not to find a temporary summer job and just focus […]
So you work really, really hard on your manuscript. Like, harder than you’ve ever worked before. You’ve juggled a billion different storylines and characters and arcs… …and it’s finally perfect. It’s where you want it to be and the bigger picture is in sight! It became a labor of love. And now you finally feel […]