A Diamond in the Rough

Dear Fairy Godmother,

I’m under a lot of pressure. I have to almost single-handedly choose who’s going to take over my father’s company. I’ve met a lot of decent candidates, but none of them seem to be the right fit. How do I separate the power-hungry from the diamonds in the rough?

Sincerely,

A Picky Princess

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Evolution of Fairy Tales: Aladdin

Yeah, I don’t really remember how I usually open these things. I guess we’ll just jump right in!

Aladdin! The Arabian folktale made famous by Disney’s 1992 animated movie (and the comic genius, Robin Williams, who voiced the genie). The remake came out last weekend and one of my friends asked me to do an “Evolution of” about the story. So, here you go!

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The Problem With Little Things

If there’s one unspoken rule in writing, it’s that first drafts are inevitably awful.

And it makes sense. First drafts are often an outpouring of half-formed ideas and random plot points. So when you start editing, it can be messy.

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NaNo 2018: Recap and Reflections

50,000 words in 30 days? Check!

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I know. I’m crazy. But as stressful as the last month was, I managed to have a lot of fun as well. As I’m wrapping up NaNo 2018, I thought I’d reflect on the experience and share a few things I learned along the way.

Some of these lessons serve as great pieces of advice to writers, and even non-writers.

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