Plenty of writers and readers probably already know what the magical realism genre is. But plenty of you also probably do not. Since I borrow from it stylistically and almost all of the time, I'll take the time to explain.
All writers start as readers. And a lot of us started in the same place. Let's take a trip to my childhood, and possibly to yours.
Most people have a few (too many) drinks and rag about sportsball to relax. But the cool kids write poetry. With friends.
August 12, if you didn't catch it, was International Youth Day. Seeing as Internet was quite absent where I stayed, I missed my opportunity to make a post about it. But it's never too late to take time and appreciate young writers!
When it comes to the obligatory romance sideplot of the average novel, I've sighed enough times to topple the Leaning Tower of Pisa.