Diversity in Books

I didn't notice the lack of diversity until it was brought to me. Mostly because I'm white. I grew up in a white farm-town neighborhood of Catholics and Baptists. So, when I read a book and all the characters are white, I don't think anything about it. It's normal to me. But, to someone who … Continue reading Diversity in Books

Lessons from The Incredibles 2: How to Write Super Characters

The Incredibles 2, the sequel to Pixar's iconic superhero film, offers writers the opportunity to enhance our understanding of effective character development. Here are a few lessons from the movie that you can apply in your fiction. *** Warning! Article contains spoilers of the movie. Source: Lessons from The Incredibles 2: How to Write Super … Continue reading Lessons from The Incredibles 2: How to Write Super Characters

Book Review: The Inventor’s Secret by Andrea Cremer (5/5)

YA Fiction, 2014 I stumbled across this gem in a donated box of YA books at the library. As you may know, I have a soft spot for steampunk. Add in some romantic tension, an underground rebellion, a hardheaded female protagonist, and a few mysteries? Yes, please! We start in a cavern system known as … Continue reading Book Review: The Inventor’s Secret by Andrea Cremer (5/5)