WHISPERS UNDER THE HILL

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Silly Writing

Marie, here. I’m sure everyone has seen something online about how horrible men write women. We may have even mentioned it before. One of Gideon and mine’s favorite things to share with each other are sites or videos that feature examples of this kind of hilarious writing. We honestly find it pretty funny. Even womenContinue reading “Silly Writing”

Paperback Formatting

Marie, here. Ever read a book and the formatting made you cringe?  Aurora has mentioned in a previous blog post about how certain fonts irked us. Today I want to talk about formatting, especially with paperbacks. A lot of the classics I read growing up had certain paragraph formatting, line spacing, margin settings, and alignmentContinue reading “Paperback Formatting”

My Hero

Marie, here. Who is your favorite fictional character? Is it a villain or a hero? Protagonist or antagonist? Well written characters, whether they are good or evil, are worth rooting for. Some may even have traits that can inspire you. I rarely have a “favorite” anything since I love so many various and complex charactersContinue reading “My Hero”

Fulfillment

Aurora here. Everyone deserves some kind of fulfillment in their lives. Many small creators have day jobs, which often drain us, leave us exhausted. We come home, sit on our couches, too tired to do much of anything. And, of course, children and families take up a lot of time, too. Sometimes, our work orContinue reading “Fulfillment”

#1 Worst Trope

Marie, here. I know I often blog about fiction tropes that drive me nuts. Today, let’s talk about the one that is still a thing and makes me want to scream when I see it. Seriously, just saw a comic ad with it yesterday and threw up in my mouth a little. “I just wantedContinue reading “#1 Worst Trope”

Writing Fanfiction

Aurora, here. Before the pandemic, this was something I’d never even tried. I’ve only read a few pieces of fanfic, honestly, and associated the whole genre with teens trying their hands at writing for the first time. During COVID, Cobra Kai was one of the shows I binged and I discovered that Marie had beenContinue reading “Writing Fanfiction”

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