Insights of the Writes III: Political Intrigue

Hi everyone! Welcome back to the third post of Insights of the Writes. So far, we've covered Story Style and Character through Prologues and Morally Grey Characters respectively, so now, we'll be talking about World through Political Intrigue! Political intrigue (specifically court intrigue) is one of my favorite elements of a story. Think extremely clever… Continue reading Insights of the Writes III: Political Intrigue


Insights of the Writes II: Morally Grey Characters

Hi everyone!! Welcome back to the second post of my new blog series, Insights of the Writes. This is a blog series that will be running for the entire month of February, tackling various writing-related topics. In my last post, we discussed prologues, talking about why they are criticized and why they are lauded, and… Continue reading Insights of the Writes II: Morally Grey Characters

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.