This is a blog response to Jeff Jarvis’ Lies. Jarvis’ post is what happened with Mike Daisey and how Daisey made up stories about the Apple Factory in China. At the end of the post Jarvis’ says that Daisey is license to lie because he is not a journalist. Jarvis’ has a really good point. … More Blog Response: Lies. BuzzMachine
I love creating characters. I find it to be fun. Sometimes I feel like creating characters is an art or craft because what has to be done to make an effective hook for a story. Care has to go into creating them; what they’re like, who they will become, etc. When I create characters, I … More Characters
Writers get this question a lot when they tell people they’re writing a novel. Some writers (like me) dread it, while others are willing to tell people. The reason why I dread answering this question is because I have tell people what I am writing about, and I fear that they judge when I tell … More What’s your story about?
I am not really sure how I discovered the existence of fanfictions (people writing stories on published works), but I think it started with Harry Potter. I was bored one day while I was on MuggleNet, not sure what to do and I found a link to HarryPotterFanFiction, clicked on a story and read. The stories I really … More FanFictions
I have too much to write; I have multiple ideas and not enough time to write them. My name is Alyssa Flynn and I am aspiring novelist. I am currently attending school for magazine journalism. I eventually want to be a part of a publishing company for fiction books, along with an editor for a … More YO!