Soul vs. Body: Thoughts on David Levithan’s “Every Day”

  I recently finished a very thought-provoking young adult novel by David Levithan called “Every Day.”  It’s about a person named “A” who has no body of his own and every day for as long as he can remember he wakes up in the body of another person, has access to their memories, and must... Continue Reading →

The Reality of “Running For Your Life” in Movies

  I was watching the movie “How I Live Now” starring Saoirse Ronan recently—incidentally a lovely Netflix find—which chronicles the experiences of an American girl who’s decided to stay in England with her young cousins and lover as World War III breaks out all around them.  (Why you would even send your child to spend... Continue Reading →

My Unanswered TFIOS Question

 MAJOR SPOILER ALERT! If you have not read the book or seen the movie, do not continue reading! I don’t want to ruin your TFIOS experience. You need to deal with all the feels first. I read John Green’s “The Fault In Our Stars” back in the summer of 2012 when it first hit bookshelves.... Continue Reading →

Justifying Word Vomit (Novel Writing: Month 5, Chapter 5)

  Another month of novel writing: COMPLETE! However, it certainly didn’t come without its challenges. The farther I get into this story, the more I realize how complex it is. I initially started a journal/sketchbook to keep all the little details of the story organized. For the first two or three chapters I did pretty... Continue Reading →

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