Why I Write

Posted by Rachel on March 20, 2017 in emotion, musings, writing |

There’s this part of me that’s never been okay. It’s a slice of my identity that can shapeshift and grow without any water or sunlight. Sometimes it disappears, fading into my skin, becoming a dormant killer inside my bones. It’s this parasitic cluster of cells my body can’t fight off. I try but it’s no […]


Character Flaws

Posted by Rachel on April 19, 2016 in characters, discovery, musings, reading, writing |

Teenagers, like adults, are complex. They make mistakes. They say problematic things. They make stupid choices. This isn’t a news-flash for anyone. After all, teens [people] are flawed, nuanced, and constantly growing. In my opinion, they do and say A LOT of things very, very wrong and this should be reflected in YA novels. And […]


Who Runs The World? Girls!

Posted by Rachel on March 15, 2016 in action, best of, characters, current event, emotion, inspiration, musings, review, voice |

In honor of Women’s History Month, I thought I’d come up with a list of my favorite movies directed by, written by, or starring women. Why not books, you say? I’m an equal opportunity lover of all things artistic. Plus, I talk about books A LOT so I’m switching it up here. These are in […]


Oscar Rant 2016

Posted by Rachel on January 20, 2016 in award, current event, musings |

Over the last few days I’ve let the Oscar nominations settle and collected my thoughts together in a fashion that can only be described as one of my most rambley-rants ever. Might as well jump right in: First and foremost #OscarsSOWhite Hello, people who might as well be the same individuals aging over their lifetimes! […]

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