“Well behaved women seldom make history.”

Based on observations and analysis of the original novels, not the film adaptations.

Two of classic literature’s most beloved heroines are none other than Elizabeth Bennet and Jo March, penned by Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott. These two characters, brought to life on the page with their beauty, charm, intelligence, and namely, their outspoken opinions that reflect on the world around us, were written during a time when women had significantly fewer rights than they have now. The authors’ characters were truly embodiments of their voices, and these incredible women chose literature to express themselves in this way. Continue reading “Well behaved women seldom make history.”

Analyzing The Lunar Chronicles : First 280 Words of Each Book.

As you may or may not know, one of my favorite book series is the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer!

Being a writer, I am able to read books with my ‘writer’s eyes’. Basically, this means that in my subconscious, I’m constantly analyzing a book’s characters, world, and plot to judge it. So in today’s post, I thought it would be fun to analyze the first 280 words of each Lunar Chronicles book with my writer’s eyes, and break down what made them work.
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