Recently, my sisters were up-in-arms when I confessed that Disney's 2017 Beauty & the Beast was something other than perfect.
My sister Katie: "Oh, Beth, you always have to analyze everything. Why can't you just like it?! I loved it!"
My sister Anne: "I knew you'd have some opinion about it."
The Ancient Greeks had beautiful a word called elegchos. It means a personal conviction that is based on evidence. It is being certain of something that is not yet a concrete reality and living it out until it becomes so.
I've wanted to share about it for some time, but I felt scatter brained on how to approach the topic. I didn't really want to share about what dyslexia is, or what it's like to have dyslexia (there are a lot of articles out there on these topics and that's not really what I want to focus on today.)
About a year ago, my inner alarm bells started going off. I began to wonder how this lack of critical thinking and ultra-sensitivity trend is affecting writers abilities to write without fear of censorship.
Bewildered after a manuscript critique? Here are three things that helped me sort through the confusion...
"The year I turned twelve, I learned how to lie."
A story about lies, prejudice and hate that changes a community forever.
I'm convinced that spontaneity is the best part about adulthood. I can not even describe to you how little we planned our Myrtle Beach vacation.
"When will your novel be ready to show the world?" I'll be the first to say it's been a long road. Seven years, friends, seven years.