Rants

Why I Avoid Romance Novels–Christian or Otherwise. Warning: Bookish Rant Ahead

Welcome, readers, to another one of my bookish rants. Today we're talking about romance! *gags like the mature adult that I am* Now, before we start... I don't dislike romance in its most general sense. In fact, I'm a hardcore shipper and love having a couple to root for. BUT, I refuse to let it… Continue reading Why I Avoid Romance Novels–Christian or Otherwise. Warning: Bookish Rant Ahead

Writing Tips

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

Writing Tips

Three Ways to Improve the Romance in Your Novel… From a Non-romantic Writer

Elaborate title, right? If you couldn't already guess, I'm not a huge fan of romance. Sure, I love a good ship, I will melt a little during an adorable scene, and occasionally I won't roll my eyes at a "first kiss." But the thing is, romance in books today is sadly lacking in quality. Instead… Continue reading Three Ways to Improve the Romance in Your Novel… From a Non-romantic Writer

Writing Tips

The Young Adult Genre and How it Has Changed

I love reading YA. It was always my dream as a little kid to finally be able to browse through the Teen section of the library and pick a book from there. Unfortunately, that dream still hasn't quite become a reality. What is it with the romance? Honestly, I want to know. Every YA novel… Continue reading The Young Adult Genre and How it Has Changed