Why I Haven’t Been Active Lately

I know! I know, I know, I know, I know, and I am so sorry. I promised a post last weekend, and I promised a post two weekends ago, and I still haven't delivered a single post. So it makes sense if you want to strangle me. I'm only asking that you hold your hands … Continue reading Why I Haven’t Been Active Lately

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4 Overused Fantasy Tropes | Part 1

About two months back, I did a post entitled 4 Overused Dystopian Tropes. Since it was definitely a blast to compile those tropes and share my unnervingly nerdy knowledge of dystopian literature with you folks, I decided to another one, this time with fantasy tropes. However, after I started making a list, I realized the … Continue reading 4 Overused Fantasy Tropes | Part 1

6 Vital Things to Know Before You Decide to Play an Instrument

*For best performance, read everything in a wisely-old-wizardy-Dumbledore voice. It’s late afternoon. I’m sitting with my tablet, drinking a hot chocolate while the rain is falling outside like some really weird girl in a random Adele music video. I know I should be practicing the violin or piano. And yet, I'm scrutinizing a recording of … Continue reading 6 Vital Things to Know Before You Decide to Play an Instrument

5 Things We Want More of in Books

Do you ever wander down the fiction aisles of your library perusing the many dead tattooed trees and sigh in frustration as none entice you? Because they all seem to have been written following a specific set of instructions? Insert creepy stalker love interest here. Delete actual, accurate POC representation from Chapter 7. Include an … Continue reading 5 Things We Want More of in Books

Why the Violin is One of the Hardest Instruments to Play

If the violin had a subject equivalent, it would be math. Why math? Because math is challenging and 99% of your practice sessions will result in you pulling your hair out and collapsing on the floor in a sobbing mess. Same with playing the violin. If you’ve ever played the violin before, you’ll know that … Continue reading Why the Violin is One of the Hardest Instruments to Play

The 6 Best Romance Tropes

Ah, the beauty of teenage love. So sweet, so pure, so everlasting...said no one ever. And yet, you'd be hard-pressed to find a YA book without any romance. Why is that? Simply because, if done right, romances add that extra spark to your fantasy/science fiction/historical/realistic/etc. fire and can even attract readers that would otherwise only … Continue reading The 6 Best Romance Tropes

3 Classical Music Myths and 1 Truth

Over the last hundreds of years, many theories on classical music have popped up. The fact is, many of them are just myths and only myths. Here, I present to you some theories and ideas on classical music that are not necessarily true. Myth #1: A Stradivarius Sounds Better Than Your Average Instrument It's a … Continue reading 3 Classical Music Myths and 1 Truth