Importance of Literature in All Forms

Now no matter how old or young an individual may be, we’ve all held a book at some point in our lives. When you do, you are either one of two people:  The person who falls in love with it instantly, delving into the story, imagining yourself in a virtual reality  or you are theContinue reading “Importance of Literature in All Forms”

5 Amazing Reads By Minority Authors

Think of your favorite book. Now think about the author of the book. Especially think about which continent their family descended from, their physical appearance, and their gender. Chances are that most of the authors that you are thinking of right now are European white males.  I was asked to do the same exact taskContinue reading “5 Amazing Reads By Minority Authors”

Book Review of The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin

N.K. Jemisin pulls no punches in the conclusion of her epic trilogy, set in a world where every couple of centuries, a natural disaster spontaneously plunges civilization into a post-apocalyptic nightmare. The questions that readers have been puzzling over for hundreds of pages are finally answered in The Stone Sky as Jemisin interrogates oppression, motherhood,Continue reading “Book Review of The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin”

Creative Writing is About Breaking the Rules

I have wanted to be an author since before I even knew how to pick up a pencil, but high school creative writing is the worst class I’ve ever taken. But don’t get me wrong. As an aspiring author, avid consumer of literature, and a lover of stories, I relish every moment I get toContinue reading “Creative Writing is About Breaking the Rules”

20 Journaling Prompts to Spark Your Creativity

I’m guessing that I’m not alone when I say that a blank page in a new journal can be really intimidating. For a long time, I thought of journaling as being an obligation where you’re forced to write about what you did each day. I soon realized, however, that while many people do this, theContinue reading “20 Journaling Prompts to Spark Your Creativity”

The Art of Poetry

Written by Anam Siddiqi Poetry is a favorite writing form for many, and for several reasons. Some enjoy the various usage of poetic devices, others the pleasing layout. But the common theme is the expression of feelings in a unique and beautiful way. It allows your heart and soul to speak, without uttering a word.Continue reading “The Art of Poetry”

An Introduction to the Satire Genre

Fantasy, science fiction, poetry, and more are the most commonly brought to mind in reference to literary genres. Satire is a type of genre as well, or often used as a literary device, and my personal favorite. Most of us are already familiar with satire even if we aren’t aware of it. Often political inContinue reading “An Introduction to the Satire Genre”