NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 19

Diamante ("A Diamante is a seven-lined contrast poem set up in a diamond shape. The first line begins with a noun/subject, and second line contains two adjectives that describe the beginning noun. The third line contains three words ending in -ing relating to the noun/subject. The forth line contains two words that describe the noun/subject … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 19

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 18

Septolet ("The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.") (source) Push and Pull Cold ocean strikes the grainy sand gently. Bitter winds pull strong waves away again. (Yep...this poem is pretty darn … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 18

My Problem With Fairytale Retellings

This was going to be a review for The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Mallory Ortberg, but I’ll confess I only got two stories in before I gave up trying to struggle my way through. It’s not that it’s a horrible collection of stories; it’s just bad fairytale retellings. And it got me … Continue reading My Problem With Fairytale Retellings

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 17

Minute Poetry ("The Minute Poem is rhyming verse form consisting of 12 lines of 60 syllables written in strict iambic meter. The poem is formatted into 3 stanzas of 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables. The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff.") (source) Food A precious gift it is to eat roast duck and beef … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 17

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 16

Nonet ("A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc... until line nine finishes with one syllable. It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional.") (source) Ode to Shakespeare There was once a man who composed plays Of love, revenge, … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 16

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 14

Naani ("Naani is one of Indian's most popular Telugu poems. Naani means an expression of one and all. It consists of 4 lines, the total lines consists of 20 to 25 syllables. The poem is not bounded to a particular subject. Generally it depends upon human relations and current statements. This poetry was introduced by … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 14

Good Movie Adaptations of Books that are Nothing Like Their Sources

Let’s face it: Hollywood loves twisting beloved books into horrible adaptations. I can probably count on one hand the movies that were truly good and faithful adaptations of their source material. However, that does not mean that the movies are necessarily bad just because they are horrible adaptations. Today I’m going to share some of … Continue reading Good Movie Adaptations of Books that are Nothing Like Their Sources