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Why the “Strong, Independent Woman” Cliche in Literature is Harmful

This post might not sit well with everyone, and you might disagree, but I ask that you all please keep your comments respectful. Thanks! If you've read any novel written in the last ten years, you're bound to have seen the strong, kick-butt woman stereotype. They're either the lead or play a pivotal role in… Continue reading Why the “Strong, Independent Woman” Cliche in Literature is Harmful

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Why Diversity is Important in Novels

Today's post is something I'm pretty passionate about, so I think it's time to talk about it! For most people, diversity is either something they see as a big negative when reading, or the exact opposite. Unfortunately, we're in an age where hearing the word diversity can make us hesitant. The problem with the word… Continue reading Why Diversity is Important in Novels

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A Torch Against the Night: A Review

Credit to designer Okay, ya'll. Sit back and get ready because this is going to be a long and very rantish review.  Let's start off with the positives first, though, okay? Helene. Yep, that's it. Moving on... Kidding. I have to lovingly rant about one of my favorite characters ever now. Helene is real. Helene… Continue reading A Torch Against the Night: A Review

Writing Tips

Typical Cliches and How to Avoid Them

The young woman yawned softly, her golden curls cascading down her shoulders. She blinked slowly, not wanting to rise from her massive and expensive bed. It was the first day at a new school and she was certain no one would like her, especially not the tall, blonde, blue-eyed, and slender girl with an enviable… Continue reading Typical Cliches and How to Avoid Them