All in Writing
In honor of the coming reading season, I've compiled a list of my three favorite books on craft and storytelling. Here we go!
About five years ago, a college friend, Nikki, said to me, "Bethany, you're an INFJ through and through."
At the time, I didn't know what she meant, but Nikki introduced me to websites that explained the 16 Personality Types of Myers-Briggs.
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."
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.)
What you need to hear but nobody will tell you: a writer's world view and why it matters. 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...
"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.