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Welcome to Resolutions Recap, January edition. Let’s see how much I’ve failed to keep my resolutions so far! Resolution 1: Write a little bit every day Result: 7/10 The end of January kind of disappeared as I was drowning in deadlines. But for the most part, I wrote everyday, whether it was 500 words for an assignment, a 50 word story, or essay notes. (Essay notes count, right? :P) I made a little calendar… Read More

Some elements that make a good story, in my opinion, with some examples that show those qualities.           1. Storytelling I believe a good story requires a good balance between revealing and withholding information. If everything is given away too quickly, the reader may lose interest, and the same thing may happen if the story goes on and on with nothing to capture the reader’s interest in the first… Read More

Sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone is rewarding. I recently read two books whose writing styles are quite different from the books I usually read. The first is called The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter, which is a collection of stories. The second is Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. In the case of the first book, I didn’t have a choice; it was part of my English course. Although the stories themselves are a little… Read More

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