We're coming upon that time of the year: final exams. Everyone wants to know the shortcut for how to memorize faster and easier for exams. As they say, there are no shortcuts in life. But there is a lot of scientific research on what's most effective. I'll leave links at the end, but I'm not… Continue reading How to Memorize Faster and Easier for Exams
Disclaimer: The weather is great. I'm in a good mood. This is not about me. I don't even write under my real name anymore, so I honestly don't care what people say about my books. I gave them all away for free for over a year, so I'm definitely not trying to sell them. This… Continue reading A Guide to Writing Ethical Amazon Reviews
The OA is a Netflix original series by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij. You may know Brit Marling from Another Earth. This series has some of the most inventive and suspenseful storytelling I've seen. It is constantly original and surprising. It hooks you with question after question. I'm not even sure I can tell you… Continue reading The OA is the Best Show You Haven’t Seen
A series in which I read books on required reading lists and discuss their merits. John Green's Looking for Alaska appeared on the most required reading lists of any other contemporary YA. I was familiar with both John Green and his books before starting this series. Like most people my age, I've seen Paper Towns… Continue reading Looking for Alaska Book Review: Should it be Required?
I've been thinking a lot about contemporary fiction novels that have actually changed my life. Here's the list with explanation.
These three creative writing strategies will help you write and finish a tightly constructed and satisfying novel.
The Grapes of Wrath is a great American classic that should be read by all, but it should not be required reading in high school. Read on to find out why.