PLOTS AND THEMES

Every novel has a plot, which is the story line (what happens). But most good novels also have a theme, which is the underlying message the writer wants the readers to understand. Most authors include themes naturally in their writing, … Continue reading

WHY I LOVE THE NEW YEAR HOLIDAY

Of all the holidays we Americans typically celebrate, I love New Year’s the most. I know it’s arbitrary, but it’s nice to have a date when I can reset my expectations. Somehow, at midnight on December 31, I can celebrate … Continue reading