Real Talks, Ep. 2: Love Triangles

Hello, folksies, and welcome to another episode of Merie's Real Talks! We are going to cut straight to the chase today because, guess what y'all? This past Sunday was Valentine's Day, and you know what that means. It means IT'S TIME TO DISCUSS EVERYONE'S FAVORITE ROMANCE TROPE. The infamous monster that devoured countless book series … Continue reading Real Talks, Ep. 2: Love Triangles

Varice Maverich and the Contest of Story and Drama

Hello, folksies! Today I have got a treat for you! Some time ago my friends and I were puzzling over a few of the strange new trends populating the YA fantasy genre. At the same time, Varice Maverich and I were puzzling over what subject his next Making Readers Cry post should be about. (The … Continue reading Varice Maverich and the Contest of Story and Drama

Representation Matters… But There Are Things That Matter More

That's a strange post title coming from a girl like me in an age like now. These days, representation is a huge deal in the world of fiction. Everywhere you look, artists are getting more and more love for including "diversity" in books and movies and whatnot. Just the same, artists are getting more and … Continue reading Representation Matters… But There Are Things That Matter More

A Teen Writer’s Thoughts on Young Adult Romance

I'm sorry that graphic is so weird and morbid, BUT THAT IS LITERALLY YA FANTASY ROMANCE. WARNING: These are the personal opinions of a fourteen-year-old who decided crushes were immature at the age of twelve. Hello folks. Today I'm here to discuss the topic of young adult romance. In addition to that, why you should … Continue reading A Teen Writer’s Thoughts on Young Adult Romance