Giselle Playlist

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Final thoughts on Giselle before I switch back to Unchurched. A playlist! https://rd.io/i/Rl4WzlAvlVZs/ Giselle’s playlist is dreamy, ethereal. It’s a mix of Florence + the Machine, Oh Land, Lana Del Ray, and Lorde with some Mumford & Sons, Norah Jones, and Ellie Goulding. Enjoy.

Obsessive Love in YA

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V and I were having a discussion about what we call ‘obsessive love’. It often starts as instalove, but not always. It’s what happens when a character just can’t stop thinking about–and, more importantly, behaving in relation to–their love interest. Everything is about this person. They invade every thought, every scene. I do not like obsessive love. Worse, I don’t …

A story without conflict…

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…well, that’s just not a story. Conflict is essential to story. Without it, there’s nothing to tell. It’s just, “Two ducks existed. They lived in harmony. The end.” Yesterday I got a beta reader request that began with, “It is a romance story that has no conflict, just pure adorableness.” What this writer meant was that the story contained no …