Muse on Monday – August 8, 2022

Emotions are very important in storytelling, of course. However, it is not only the characters that can have emotions. The entire story can have an overall feeling, whether it is sad, joyous, tense, scary or anything else. This is called the mood. You can show this in the descriptions of the setting (is the sky…

Everything is OK

Everything is OK I’ve been worried about everything so far. For most teenagers, this is a normal phenomenon. And from time to time it will get bigger if you don’t solve it. You don’t realize it so quickly. The same thing happened to me. Starting from the 6th grade, I had a big mental trauma,…

Muse on Monday – August 1, 2022

Food is a very big part of our lives, even if it’s often a mundane part of it. In stories, we often don’t need to mention every time the characters eat or drink, unless it’s important to the story. However, there are times when food can be absolutely central to a story. This is true…

Writing Corner: Story Maps

It’s not usually the case for short stories, but novels will often come with a story map. As someone who loves maps and is very visual, I’m always happy when a story has a map in it. Maps can help you picture where things are taking place as you are reading. Not everyone feels the…

The Greens Shall Inherit the Earth

I swear that I didn’t intend to write on a similar theme as my last post: The Birth of Dandelions, written by Kazakhstani writer Anel Fuller. But when you sit down to write and a story pops out, that’s what you get. The Greens Shall Inherit the Earth We were assigned four plots, so we…

The Birth of Dandelions

The Birth of Dandelions There once lived a very beautiful sun. She knew she was gorgeous; she was very proud of her looks. She knew some people worshiped her; she knew all of them were very happy when the morning came. She knew she was an inspiration, a goddess. Therefore, before showing herself up in…

Dinner at Maison Centrale

Dinner at Maison Centrale “Do you think it’s safe?” Chantelle asked. She rapped the clear table. Tabitha sipped her wine. “Undoubtedly.” She smiled at the prisoners gazing up through the table from the floor below. “I feel bad for them.” “This is your civic duty, darling. Let them continuously see and smell wonderful food just…

Love Yourself

Love Yourself I have finished my dance club and finally got my diploma. It’s hard to accept because I’ve had a lot of experience both physically and mentally. At the age of 11, I was overweight, so I heard a lot of words about my weight from classmates. After that, I had an inferiority complex,…

Muse on Monday – July 18, 2022

I don’t know about you, but this summer seems to be going fast. It seemed like it was just May and now it will be August in a few weeks. They say time flies when you’re having fun, but there are many reasons why time might seem to go slower or faster. Sometimes a year…

Letter Hats

Letter Hats Culture is unusual. People in other countries might look the same, but they do things you wouldn’t expect. Like a stop sign I saw with ARRET on it, but with a little hat on the “e”. I asked Camden, the neighborhood Google. “History,” he said. “They started dropping the “s” from words and…