Reading · Writing

Warning: Characters In Your Head May Look Different Than They Appear

 Catching Fire, the second movie adaptation in The Hunger Games series comes out next month, and the first thing I always think of is the ridiculous fan reaction to character race after The Hunger Games movie released in 2012. When The Hunger Games came out in theaters, shortly thereafter media coverage revealed depressing reactions to… Continue reading Warning: Characters In Your Head May Look Different Than They Appear

Writing

Details: Realistic vs Authentic

A few weeks ago I said, “tune in next week” for this post. I don’t know what possessed me to write that line since it clearly portended that I would not, in fact, tune y’all in so soon. Right. Well. In that particular post, I discussed the idea of authors getting the details right in… Continue reading Details: Realistic vs Authentic

Reading · Writing

Details: Does Story Really Trump All?

So I’m writing this novel that is set in my home state of Minnesota and the story begins in early April. A couple of weeks ago, I’m looking at how I’m describing the weather and I’m looking outside my window and thinking, what? In my novel, the snow is gone, the temperatures are cool, but… Continue reading Details: Does Story Really Trump All?