Most authors listen to music while they write. But, as anyone who’s assembled a playlist knows, picking the right pieces can be tricky. There’s a whole world of songs to choose from, but when writing a particular scene, a composition with a particular mood or … read more »
Bunny is an avid reader and hopefully soon-to-be-published author who enjoys drawing, commenting, and nitpicking on the side. She's usually that one weird person who watches reviews instead of the actual movies, and thanks to Mystery Science Theater, likes cheesy old monster flicks way more than she should. She has an armed truce with high school and is vaguely unsettled by the concept of referring to herself in the third person.
A hand with all of the fingers the same length. Eye whites that aren’t white. Seeing a stranger in the mirror. A subtler cousin of horror, the uncanny is more about discomfort than fear. Sigmund Freud* described it as, in greatly paraphrased form here, making … read more »
Dear YA novelists of all shapes and sizes: there is an infestation spreading through the ranks of our beloved genre. Distorted by centuries* of grotesque overexposure and abhorrent inescapability, these clichés have wormed their way into even the best-intentioned novels. Watch out! They may be … read more »