Useful Apps for Writers

I've been called a lover of apps. Mozzarella sticks, nachos, onion rings... wait. Not those kinds of apps. What I actually mean are applications, useful bits of tech that make my writing process smoother and a little more enjoyable. I'll start this off by saying that none of these apps are sponsored, I'm just a … Continue reading Useful Apps for Writers

On Minor Characters

Your main characters are important; they tell the story. Without them, there wouldn't be a story. But what about minor characters? Secondary characters that are only there in a passing scene or two? They exist for two possible reasons: one, to progress the story and two, to progress the main character's characterization. So what happens … Continue reading On Minor Characters

Watson’s A Woman?

I posted this for a class assignment last semester, and I still think it’s pretty relevant! Maybe I should start watching Elementary again…

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I know this is old news, but in one of the more recent adaptations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, Lucy Liu (of Charlie’s Angels fame) has taken up the role of Dr. Watson. That is, Doctor Joan Watson.

This is great news! A WOC (woman of color) playing a well known doctor! On American TV. How awesome is that?

Jon Michael Hill plays “Detective Bell” and Lucy Liu is “Joan Watson” in CBS’s Elementary.

I’ll admit, when I first started hearing of the show (which was just after BBC’s Sherlock had just finished it’s British premiere of season 2) I thought it was just us Americans trying to get some ratings off of a popular British TV show.

Then I started hearing about how Liu’s character Joan is a disgraced surgeon, with no military background (as opposed to the canon, where Watson is a former military doctor). Then…

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Kindred Crux Finale Sneak Peek

Kindred Crux, over at Round Robin is coming to a close! I'll be talking more about my reaction to it later on, but for now, enjoy a sneak peek at the finale addition to Kindred Crux! Doctor Thorn sighed. Everyone’s attention snapped to him. “Chase has mobilized much sooner than I thought.”  Doc said. Kaylee looked at him. … Continue reading Kindred Crux Finale Sneak Peek

Kindred Crux Sneak Peek!

I've gotten the next post written for this week's Kindred Crux update over at Round Robin. Can't wait to read what happens next? I've got a sneak peek for you guy! Read on to see the first few paragraphs! Kaylee closed the office door quietly behind her, goosebumps still prickling her skin. At first, she thought it … Continue reading Kindred Crux Sneak Peek!

Writing Diversity (Writing Tip Tuesday)

  Diversity in literature, especially Young Adult literature, had been exploding over social media lately. That's not to say diversity in fiction hasn't been an issue prior to Twitter getting its hands on it, it's just now openly available to everyone. If there is one point I plan to make in this post, that you … Continue reading Writing Diversity (Writing Tip Tuesday)

New Installment on Round Robin!

So as many of you may know, I'm an active part of the Round Robin website. I only mention it in every other post. 😉 But this piece, Kindred Crux, is a YA urban fantasy "roleplay fiction" piece we're Robin girls are trying out. It's our second official piece on the website (the first was Hannah … Continue reading New Installment on Round Robin!

Writing Tip Tuesday!

My friend K. Leigh has posted a writing tip on our blog, Round Robin, about taking influence from our reading in order to better our writing. K talked a lot about branching out into genres she wouldn't normally read (or even write) like memoirs and nonfiction. There's a lot of places to draw inspiration and advice from as … Continue reading Writing Tip Tuesday!