Why YA is So Important

Last week, Jonathan Franzen’s latest interview hit the internet like a shit tornado. He dropped shade on basically anyone who didn’t write high end literary fiction, specifically YA fiction, as well as the lower class who apparently can’t afford the “luxury” of moral complexity. This is pretty typical elitist bullshit …

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Reading Dickens

I’ve recently finished up Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, and I’ve had more than one person ask me how I’ve managed it. Some readers will be confused by that kind of question, but I can see how people who don’t read classic British literature could have a hard time. Dickens …

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Overcoming Fear

This isn’t about overcoming the fear of being bad. I’m not afraid to suck. What I’m talking about today is the fear of offending people. For instance, I could write about my ex boyfriend whom I found out six months into the relationship was engaged. I’ve been filtering little details …

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