I recently fell in love with a writing style, and I came up with a metaphor to describe it. I decided that it would be a fun exercise to do this with various stories and authors that I’ve grown to love: Angela Carter – “The Bloody Chamber” It’s a small glass bottle filled with liquids… Continue reading Describing Writing Styles 1
If asked several years ago, teenage me would have claimed that I never wrote from experience. I assumed that people who wrote from experience were just writers who lacked imagination. Presently, every protagonist I write is, in some form, an emotional surrogate I have created, and I am prouder for it. I suppose, then, the… Continue reading My Experience Writing from Experience
Ah, NaNoWriMo… We meet again, my old friend. For those of you unfamiliar with it, the month of November is known by three names: post-Halloween, pre-Holidays, and National Novel Writing Month. I am well aware that some of you may be unfamiliar with that last one, but it’s pretty straightforward. NaNoWriMo is a month for… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2016
Ah, the joys of being bicultural! I really do consider it a blessing. It means that I grew up with a wider scope of the world than some other individuals may have had the opportunity to. It means that I can better understand the concept of code switching and, in the case of identities as… Continue reading Korean Culture: Not Kpop
I never fell in love with writing. I remember in fourth grade, my school assigned my class to write picture books with the intention to read them in groups. We had a small publishing room that made covers and bindings for us. When it came my turn to share, I was so fiercely embarrassed of… Continue reading Writing and Me
Before I set off on this challenge, however, let me articulate something: I suck at short stories. That is a tried and true fact. I struggle from the very foundation up – from the very scope of my subjects, even. The issue is that I struggle with brevity, and a short story is, by nature,… Continue reading What Makes a Short Story?
It has recently come to my attention, and by that I mean three minutes ago, that as an aspiring writer, I always fall into a particular trap. No, no, it’s not like I don’t know the trap is there. It’s not that I’m not observant enough. The problem is that I’m not smart enough to… Continue reading A Rookie Mistake in Writing