Pokemon X and Y: English Major Nerd Feed (and Dealing With Themes)

Kalos region, courtesy of bulbapedia

This is tied to writing.  I swear.  Stick with me.

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Vertical and Horizontal Writing: “Pantsing” and “Plotting” in Mathematical Terminology

Story Graph I Made on http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/Holy cow… I’m going to use math to explain fiction.

I haven’t touched functions in… years

These are quite the circumstances.

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Review: A Writer’s Guide to Fiction by Elizabeth Lyon

A Writer's Guide to Fiction
A Writer’s Guide to Fiction by Elizabeth Lyon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 Stars Ten Years Later

This book has… an interesting place in my heart. It’s the first book on writing I ever read. I remember walking into Barnes and Nobles (or was it Borders?) with my mom, and she bought a copy for me. She must have bought it when it was first published in 2004, or sometime after that. Which makes sense. Ten years ago, I was ten years old, and by that time, I had declared to the world in some shape or another, that I wanted to be a writer.

I remember reading bits and pieces, but I don’t remember reading all of it. I remember liking it, but when I joined Goodreads and placed a review on it for 3 stars, I was hesitant. It had been ten years since I read the book. A lot has happened in those ten years. I know way more about writing. I’m actively reading books on writing now. I had to give it another chance.

Though… now I kind of see why I might have put it down when I was ten.

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