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Meet The Teenage Girls Who Made The Feminist iPhone Game "Tampon Run"

You throw tampons to defeat villains. "When enemies are hit with tampons they now turn into pads that fly away.”<p>Gonzales said she wanted to make a video game addressing the hypersexualization of women in video games, while Houser was interested in making a video game with a social message; the two …

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, 2012

December 14, 2012<br>Dir. Peter Jackson<br>Prod. Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson<br>Genre: Epic Fantasy Adventure<br>Starring: Martin …

Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer

<i>Eclipse</i> was by far my favourite of the four books in Stephenie Meyer’s series. In this novel there are many new threats that threaten the Cullen …

Guardians of the Galaxy, 2014

August 1, 2014<br>Dir. James Gunn<br>Prod. Kevin Feige<br>Genre: Superhero Film<br>Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Lee …

Goodreads Readers Choice Awards 2014

How many of you use Goodreads? As both a writer and a lover of books, I find myself on Goodreads quite frequently. Users can create lists of books …

Gift Ideas For Readers and Writers

I’ve seen lots of posts like this. Ones talking about great gifts for certain people. I’m sure some of you have seen them too, maybe even written …

Creating A Writing Plan

A writing plan. What is it? Why have one? Do you really need one? How do you make one? Those are all questions I’m going to answer here.<p><b>What is a</b> …

New Moon, Stephenie Meyer

Last month I reviewed <i>Twilight</i>, the first novel in Stephenie Meyers vampire saga. It was probably the hardest review I’ve written thus far as I have …

Editing 101

So, for anyone who read my post last week, you’ll know I said that I find it best to not start editing as soon as you finish a project. Well today …

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling

Here we are, the end of the line. The last hurrah. The big bang. Alright, I’m finished. But seriously, <i>Harry potter and the Deathly Hallows</i>. It was …

NaNoWriMo 2014 is Over! Now What?

This is it. The last day of NaNoWriMo. OH MY GOD! WHAT DO WE DO? HOW CAN IT BE OVER ALREADY? AHHHHHHHHH! Okay, now we’ve got that out of our systems, …

Your Writing Doesn’t Have to be Perfect

So far this month I’ve talked about First Drafts and Writer’s Block. Today’s post is kind of a combination of the two because Writer’s Block can …

Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

In honour of <i>Mockingjay</i> coming out this week, I thought this would be a good book to review. Probably would have made more sense to review <i>Mockingjay</i>, …

5 Tips to Overcoming Writer’s Block

There will be no post today on account of me coming down with writer’s block-itus. Kidding. Wouldn’t that be nice though?<p>“Uh, hi professor, I can’t …

The Tales of Beedle the Bard, J.K. Rowling

It probably would’ve made more sense for me to review <i>The Deathly Hallows</i> before this one, but that’s okay.<p><i>The Tales of Beedle the Bard</i> is a companion …

First Drafts Suck

As we enter week two of NaNoWriMo, the very obvious time crunch becomes even more obvious. How has a week passed already? How is that possible? Alas …

Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling – Part 2

Last month I reviewed the first three <i>Harry Potter</i> novels. Today, I’m going to review books four, five, and six: <i>Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,</i> …

NaNoWriMo: What is it and why do it?

Happy NaNoWriMo to all my fellow participants! How are you doing so far on Day Two? And to all non-participants or anyone who has no idea what …

Twilight, Stephenie Meyer

There’s a lot of opinions about the <i>Twilight</i> series, from it being the best series ever to it being a waste of paper. Personally, I think it’s neither …

A Clear Writing Vision… Not

Have you ever started writing something and then realized you had no clue what you were doing? Yes? Good. If not, what is your secret?<p>The thing about …

The Meaning of Matthew, Judy Shepard

A biography written by Judy Shepard, <i>The Meaning of Matthew</i>, is a story that will move you to tears and to action.<p>Matthew Shepard was twenty-one years …

Handwriting .vs. Typing

I’ve asked a lot of people which they prefer: handwriting or typing. It usually seems to be split pretty evenly, with one half preferring handwriting …