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Writing Death and Grief

Few topics are as complex, emotionally rich, and broad as death and our extremely varied reactions to it. Many, many, if not most fictional stories somehow touch on mortality, and […]

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All About Subplots

In my opinion, any good story of significant length needs at least one subplot. Secondary plots serve to add complexity, increase tension and impact, underscore the main plot, and generally […]

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The Best Brunch Spots in New York City

*Back from a brief hiatus—new job, sporadic posts to come. But I’m still here and wandering the City. 🌃🚕 Brunch is, fairly objectively, the most quintessentially New York meal––with the […]

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Antiheroes: Bad, but Not TOO Bad

Antiheroes are, generally speaking, bad boys (and girls!) with rough exteriors and a multitude of flaws, but good hearts. What separates likable villains from antiheroes is, at the end of […]

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Literary Locations in New York City

For writers and bookworms—New York City is quite possibly the best place in the world to read and write and pay homage to great literary minds. From bookstores to writer-friendly […]

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Writing Addiction in Fiction

As a writer of emotional, character-based stories, there are few topics I find more rich and complex than addiction. There’s so much potential for both tragedy and redemption, and people […]

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Fictional Trauma Narratives

I absolutely love writing trauma in fiction. It’s been an intense interest of mine since I majored in psychology in college, taking several classes on the effects of trauma in […]