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Young Adult Tropes I’m Actually Okay With

People like to bash on the YA genre, and for good reason. I mean, have you read Twilight? I haven’t, but I heard it’s awful. There’s been a lot of criticisms of the genre that I agree with — the overemphasis on love triangles, the dark and brooding love interests, the Chosen One prophesies — […]

My Weaknesses and Strengths as a Writer (This should be fun.)

The TCWT blog chain is back! Admittedly it’s been back for a long time, but I didn’t do last month’s prompt because reasons. But I’m turning seventeen in four days (mark your calendars, people) and I realized that I only have thirty-six months of the blog chain left, so I better make them all count. […]

In Which I Can’t Think of a Proper Title for this Post (TCWT)

Huzzah! January’s TCWT Blog Chain is here, and this month’s prompt is: “What is something you feel is generally written well in fiction? What is something you feel is generally written poorly?” Well, if I had to pick one thing that bugs me, it’s the young adult genre’s tendency to romanticize or overlook creepy behavior. […]

Why Splitting Mockingjay was for the Best

(Caution: spoilers galore for the events of Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins) So I just recently watched Mockingjay: Part One, and I’ve come to two conclusions: 1) I don’t usually condone murder, but someone needs to kill that guy behind me who kept clapping every ten minutes. Yes, Katniss shooting down a plane with a bow […]

More Than I Can Chew: The Final Chapter (Probably)

Sorry this is late. I blame it on technological difficulties.  To end this lackluster year of 2014, I give you the final chapter of More Than I Can Chew. I might write an epilogue, but only if this chapter gets enough hate that writing an epilogue is the only way to stop the death threats. […]

More Than I Can Chew: Chapter 17

In this chapter, stuff happens. Like, a lot of stuff. Click here for the last sixteen chapters. Adrien I was pretty sure I didn’t have a concussion, or a broken nose. I’d had both before, and I remember the pain being a bit worse than this. I’d never had a tooth knocked out, though, so […]

More Than I Can Chew: Chapter 16

So, for the last twelve hours of so I’ve found myself wondering, “Why has no one liked Chapter 16?” I mean, I didn’t expect to see a whole lot of responses, considering the five month break in between chapters, but I expected at least one like, or something. After investigating to see what the problem […]

More Than I Can Chew: Chapter 15

In this chapter, the events of next chapter are set up. I wish I could hype you up more, but. . . yeah. Click here for the past fourteen chapters. Adrien “And it’s him she’s worried about.” Diesel’s words kept repeating in the back of my mind, and I wasn’t even sure why. “Really?” said Diesel. […]

More Than I Can Chew: Chapter 14

Click here to read chapters one through thirteen.  In this chapter. . . somebody stubs their toe. (Okay, it was Sean. And it happens off-screen.) Wyatt I read the text out loud for the two of them. “I have Adrien with me. We’re at the parking lot at Walmart. No one else is with us. […]

My Christmas Gift to You

First off, I’d like to apologize to all the readers of my More Than I Can Chew series. The last post was over five months ago, and there’s been no real explanation why, even though I know that at least four of you were huge fans of it. And there is no great explanation, other […]

More Than I Can Chew: Chapter 13

Another major twist is revealed in this chapter. Intrigued? Good. Keep reading. Click here for the last twelve chapters. Adrien Connor looked at me, holding his phone in my hands, like he was seeing a ghost. His past coming back to haunt him much quicker than he thought. He hesitated, then kicked me in the […]

More Than I Can Chew: Chapter 12

I know, it’s been a while, but in my defense I was busy with Camp NaNoWriMo, and it’s almost impossible for me to ever focus on two projects at the same time. So if this is your first time reading this or you just need some catching up to do, click here first to read […]

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