creative writing, Fiction, Uncategorized, Writing, Writing Tips

No, Your Story Isn’t Original and That’s Okay: A Brief Essay on Originality

I think it's safe to say this generation of movie-goers and readers are more analytical about their media consumption than ever before. You needn't go far to find blogs, vlogs, reviewing sites and more for detailed critiques of just about any form of story-telling you care to think of. On the one hand, I think… Continue reading No, Your Story Isn’t Original and That’s Okay: A Brief Essay on Originality

Fantasy, Fiction, Movie Review, review

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” SPOILER FREE REVIEW

I had my misgivings about this movie the first time I saw the trailer. Sure, I wanted it to be good, but I was concerned about having a universe that's so spectacularly British expand to the other side of the pond. However, this story...this story was great. From the beginning, this tale hits the ground… Continue reading “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” SPOILER FREE REVIEW

Literature, On Writing

JK Rowling and the Inability to Let Go of Harry Potter

A fair amount of people are giving JK Rowling grief about constantly making amendments to the Harry Potter series. While I can understand where they are coming from (and heartily disagree that Hermione and Harry should have gotten together), I can't entirely blame her for not wanting to leave the Wizarding World forever. I mean,… Continue reading JK Rowling and the Inability to Let Go of Harry Potter