We’re the generation of technology. We don’t read newspapers. We get our information from Facebook and Twitter. The Huffington Post has made it easier than ever to get our news without redirecting from our Facebook page. Now, they post videos with text that play as you scroll! Easy. And don’t tell me you didn’t watch… Read More Are We Choosing The Next President Based on Their Jimmy Fallon Skit?
“This moment is so much bigger than me,” were the first words spoken by Halle Berry after she won the Oscar for Actress in a Leading Role for Monster’s Ball in 2002. “It’s for the women that stand beside me. Jada Pinkett. Angela Bassett. Vivica Fox. And it’s for every nameless, faceless women of color… Read More Viola Davis Channels Halle Berry in Emmy’s Acceptance Speech
Last week, I hosted a gathering for the Republican Presidential Debate. Sent out a group message—promising politics and beer—had only two attendees, but the party was thrown in true Generation “Y” fashion—with drinking games and Pizza Hut, streaming CNN. “Drink every time they say “Reagan!”” Which was a lot. It was a party comprised of… Read More The Best and Worst Quotes from the Republican Debate
Non-fiction is all about memory and interpretation. Memory is not always reliable, but non-fiction is all about truth. How do you find a balance? Step One: Everyone in the room closes their eyes. Go around the room asking each student about the room. What color is the carpet and the walls? What books are on… Read More On Memory: Group Writing Exercise
The goal of this exercise is to explore other characters in your story. Often, when beginning a new story, you can get trapped in the perspective of one character. Though, this may not seem like a bad thing when writing a first person or even close third narrative, it can be. You often forget to… Read More Branch Out: Character Perspective
As a proud Generation Y-er, I’m rooted in pop culture. I can name more Kardashians than presidents and everything I know about the White House, I learned from Sam Seaborn on the West Wing. So maybe it’s not a coincidence that I’ve decided to learn more about politics when a pseudo-celebrity threatens to ruin everything.… Read More What’s a ‘Politic’?