Why Do Tropes Matter?

Why Do Tropes Matter?

Bookworms know what I’m talking about. We love the tropes—enemies to lovers, found family, the Chosen One, and many more. There are so many that I could do one blog a week on each trope and I wouldn’t run out of content for years! But as writers, we have...
Dystopian Fiction

Dystopian Fiction

The Hunger Games. The 100. Divergent. The Maze Runner. The Handmaid’s Tale. Oblivion. All of these titles have something in common: they’re all dystopian fiction. This genre has become increasingly popular in recent years with movie and TV adaptations of...
You are Enough.

You are Enough.

You are enough.  Has anyone ever told you that?  I’ve heard this phrase many times since moving to Ohio. The first time I heard it was from a kind woman who prayed for me, telling me that the phrase was something she heard God say to me. It meant a lot to me...
Tricks of Storytelling

Tricks of Storytelling

As stated in a number of places on my website, everyone has a story to share. We love to share stories for a number of reasons—a sense of community, the joy of laughter, raising awareness. But most of all, we share stories to teach lessons. I think we can all agree...
Flash Fiction!

Flash Fiction!

Hello, writers! Today is special—it’s exactly a week before the deadline of the Back to Life Flash Fiction Contest! For today’s blog, I’m going to discuss the meaning and uses of flash fiction. I’ll include the contest details at the end, along...