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By Jeriel Ng


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Book Review: Fifty Shades of Grey

Posted on February 1, 2015 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Okay, this ought to be a fun one to talk about. Considering all the negative hype surrounding this book ever since its 2012 release, I went into it with low expectations. Over the years, people have had various things to say about E.L. James's Fifty Shades of Grey:

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Writing Pro Tip #1

Posted on January 24, 2015 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

There are no wrong answers in fiction. If every character acted according to what you, the writer, believe is correct, they will no longer be characters, only projections of you.

Book Review: My Thoughts on The Children Act

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

From the synopsis:

“Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London presiding over cases in family court. She is fiercely intelligent, well respected, and deeply immersed in the nuances of her p...

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Book Review: My Thoughts on The Goldfinch

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Right off the bat, I knew I was going to really enjoy Donna Tartt's new novel, The Goldfinch. After over a decade, Tartt finished her work last year and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction among many other awards. Quite a feat,...

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Movie Review: My Thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy

Posted on August 10, 2014 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (0)

So it’s not in my usual modus operandi to talk about movies, but this was an exciting one. For those who haven’t seen Marvel’s new flick yet, it’s a definite must-see for this season, probably being the best summer movie of 2014. Considering the quality of the competition, that’s quite a feat. Somehow, Marvel managed to take one of its relatively unknown franchises and turn it into a huge hit, and they’re already planning a sequ...

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The Misconception of Being Different

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Society promotes different, unique, revolutionary. Society admires individuals. These statements are both true. Somewhere down the line, a certain breed of people took that the wrong way, and now we've given this idea a new definition. Over time, we’ve warped the definition of being different that we now worry more of minor details than what really...

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My Pet Peeves with Book Adaptations

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

We’ve all seen movies like The Hunger Games, The Great Gatsby, and Harry Potter, as well as TV shows like Game of Thrones or even The Walking Dead if we count graphic novels. True, it may be great to see the characters and scenes translate over onto a screen, but as some people have been unafraid to voice, these adaptations are not always perfect. Keep in mind that I’m not against the experience at all; I really enjoy watchi...

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Book Review: My Thoughts on The Moon Sisters

Posted on December 21, 2013 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Sometimes, what we see on the surface is not what lies deep underneath. Sometimes, we need to be forced to interact with others before realizing our first impressions were wrong. In Therese Walsh's coming-of-age novel The Moon Sisters, Walsh tells the tale of two sisters, Jazz and Olivia, polar opposites in both physical and emotional development, as they reconcile with their mother's recent passing. This is a story that not only entertains us but enlightens us on...

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Book Review: My Thoughts on A Dance with Dragons

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Coming off from a disappointing fourth installment, A Dance with Dragons had much room for improvement, and George R. R. Martin certainly provided for a better story this time. I guess it’s inevitable that this book would be better ...

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Journaling and the Benefits of Writing by Hand

Posted on September 8, 2013 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Journaling is an activity all writers should do in addition to their projects. It organizes our thoughts and provides an avenue for daily engagement. And, while I'm all for working on a smartphone or a computer, writing our thoughts down by hand can sometimes be a better alternative.


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