Welcome to May’s Treasure Box! This is my monthly installment in which I round up some of my favorite online goodies: ♦ This all-male rendition of “Cell Block Tango” from Broadway Backwards, an annual charity show that donates proceeds to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. ♦ I actually really hate… Continue reading Treasure Box: May 2016
Happy Memorial Day Weekend. A lot of words have beens aid about remembering the sacrifices of our soldiers, a lot more than I can say, but this Cracked article captures a perspective we’re all familiar with but probably haven’t thought too much about: the casualty notification officers whose job it is to inform the families. Next week is… Continue reading Life Update: 5/23 – 5/30
As I explained in last week’s post, these characters–in fact, this particular scene–is something I’ve had in my head for a while, but nothing came of it. Desmond did make an appearance in an Intro to Fiction exercise. I finally wrote this out for my Advanced Fiction dialogue exercise. I think this was trying too hard–the crassness feels… Continue reading Writing Exercise: Dialogue
OUTRUN THE MOON by Stacey Lee released today! I’ve already discussed my love of this book (see my ARC review here!) but I’ll say it again. You need to read this! In honor of the official release, I’ve put together some mood boards inspired by the book. I adore the protagonist, Mercy Wong. Her picture is… Continue reading Outrun the Moon Release!
I had so much fun doing The Lunar Chronicles Book Tag that I decided to do one for A Tyranny of Petticoats, the badass feminist historical fiction anthology edited by Jessica Spotswood! Here are book recommendations for each of the 15 short stories in the collection, which is themed around brave, resourceful girls in American history. As… Continue reading A Tyranny of Petticoats Book Tag
This was a pretty big week for me. Besides my second Genetics midterm and fall quarter registration (looks like another all-English term), I WAS ACCEPTED INTO JUSTINA IRELAND’S WRITING IN THE MARGINS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM!!! I’m seriously ecstatic and so, so grateful (have you heard the pitch for Justina’s upcoming series, Dread Nation? Holy shiitake) I’m so… Continue reading Life Update: 5/16 – 5/22
Cannes 2016 just wrapped up, and despite the very disappointing absence of Fan Bingbing, the red carpet was a hit! Blake Lively! Araya A. Hargate! Seriously, wow! Here are my absolute favorite looks, but honestly there was a lot of goodness on the French Riviera (well, at least on the fashion front…but that’s for another post.)… Continue reading Red Carpet Fashion: Cannes 2016