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C.S. Lewis and the Theme

So, I've been having a hard time figuring out what to write about on here. I'm a bit stuck but I found a quote that I really like and wanted to share so here it is:    First of all, its C.S. Lewis. Who hasn't heard of him and/or his books? Second, I think this quote is so very true at least for me anyways. There are some writers who plot every scene out before writing and I commend them because I can't do that but even then those writers don't have a crystal clear image of what is going to happen in every sentence of the book. No, if someone knew that they would be... kind of genius. Most writers write to understand their book, what their trying to say. For me writing is so much easier than talking because I can revise and think before I say anything and there is always a message in whatever I write even if I don't see it.      Somehow I always manage to incorporate how I feel in my writing. If I've been in a rut or feeling depressed somehow the stor

A Master List of Medieval Women's Clothing

So, recently I have become frustrated with never being able to figure out what a certain piece of medieval clothing is called. I browse Pinterest more than I care to admit looking up clothing and characters but most of the time I can never find what the clothing is called. And so I created a list of all the pieces of medieval clothing that I know of. Here it is: Medieval Women's Clothing: Gown: A woman's dress or robe, especially one that is full length.   Bodice: A usually fitted vest or wide, lace-up girdle worn by women over a dress or blouse. Stomacher: A richly ornamented garment covering the stomach and chest worn by both sexes in the 15th and 16th centuries, and later worn under a bodice by women. Corset: A close fitted undergarment, stiffened with whalebone or similar material and often capable of being tightened by lacing. Overcoat: A coat worn over the ordinary indoor clothing, as in cold weather. Cloak: A loose outer garment, as a cape or coat. Cape: A sle

Tomorrowland: A Writerly Perspective

Just a week ago I went to go see Tomorrowland with my brothers and a friend. I had looked up reviews and seen that a lot of people didn't like it so I knew what I was getting myself into. I figured it would just be a fun movie full of cool CGI and some fun action parts. What I got was a bit disappointing. Now I love flashbacks and backstory.  It's one of my favorite things to read and watch because to see a characters backstory is to see into their most private thoughts and memories. Anyways, the movie started out with a very large flashback of Frank's journey to Tomorrowland when he was a kid. So mostly the beginning and the middle was solid, fun, (a little too violent), but over all enjoyable. The ending though... was a huge let down. As writers we all know that there needs to be a great, satisfying ending that will leave our readers sighing and wanting more. Tomorrowland... did not have that ending. I won't say anymore because I don't want to spoil it for