Don’t Sweat It!: How to Write Cold Characters

Happy Friday, folksies! Today (yes, I'm sorry I failed to post on Tuesday--in my defense I was a bit busy studying for two tests) I'm talking about one of the most common character personalities you see floating around the world of stories: the Cold, Stoic Types with the Rare Smiles and Piercing Gazes. You can … Continue reading Don’t Sweat It!: How to Write Cold Characters

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

4 Secrets to Telling Epic Stories in Few Words ~ Guest Post by Liesl Brunner

HELLO, FOLKSIES! Today I bring a guest post by the fabulous Liesl Brunner! She and I did a sort-of collab thing, which means I also guest posted on her blog, but it's on a different topic so 😀 Please do go and check out her blog (link below) 🙂 Hope you enjoy this post! Hi! … Continue reading 4 Secrets to Telling Epic Stories in Few Words ~ Guest Post by Liesl Brunner

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

Making Readers Cry, Lesson III: Cookie Cutters and “Cinnamon Rolls”

Only yesterday I received word that the writer of this blog has been on leave for several weeks now, and will not be returning for several weeks more. Naturally when I heard that, I was greatly distressed at her ill timing. After all, she has followers! I have students! Their thirst for knowledge must be … Continue reading Making Readers Cry, Lesson III: Cookie Cutters and “Cinnamon Rolls”