Turns out, there's a three step formula that Pixar uses to break hearts. Learn it, then go forth and break hearts like a pro.
If you've ever taken a course in creative writing, you'll know that being on this list is a compliment! A writer's main goal is to manipulate his reader's emotions. The writers on this list manipulated my emotions so effectively that they bypassed all secondary and tertiary emotions and tapped into one of my primary emotions, … Continue reading 6 Sickening Moments in Classic Literature
I've devoured several new and brilliant books in the last few weeks, but today I'm in the mood for a throwback. The first time I read Patricia Reilly Giff's Pictures of Hollis Woods, I was ten, maybe eleven? I read it again when I was fifteen or sixteen, then again when I was around nineteen. Something I've noticed … Continue reading Pictures of Hollis Woods: can places have souls?
Lately, I've been feeling like I've swallowed an ocean of impatience. The silver lining is that my impatience level has to do with a lot of exciting happenings on the horizon. But for now, I am just plodding along, sloshy with impatience. I've decided to share an excerpt from one of my favorite, soul-moving books: Stargirl, by … Continue reading Stargirl: And the Evidence of Souls