A Writing Lesson from Your Name

Last week, my husband and I watched Your Name. It's a story about a young girl and boy who swap bodies and what happens as a result of this connection. The story is funny and moving, and you should absolutely watch it.But you know what really won me over?The animation.But there was something about the animation…

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A Writing Lesson from Whisper of the Heart

This past weekend, I watched one of my new favorite movies with my husband. It is called Whisper of the Heart. I had never seen it before, and now I am pretty much obsessed.Why? The girl in the movie was totally me growing up.She adores fairy tales and wants nothing more in life than to become a writer.…

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A Writing Lesson from Hallmark Movies

I am not ashamed to admit it: I love Hallmark Christmas movies. What's not to love about a wholesome story that will make you smile? Sure, sometimes I watch them ironically, but I often watch them with genuine enjoyment.  It feels so nice to not be cynical for once. However, there is a major thing…

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A Writing Lesson from Andrew Lloyd Webber

As a child, Andrew Lloyd Webber was my jam. As in, when my computer teacher asked us to make a PowerPoint presentation, I did mine on him. Instead of presenting on OutKast or Dave Matthews Band like a normal person. I remember as a kid pulling on my dad's flaking earphones (that engulfed my head)…

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Writing Lesson from Spider-Man: Far from Home

A few weeks ago, I saw Spider-Man: Far From Home, and I absolutely loved it.I mean, I am thinking about going back to the theater and watching it again.I rarely have this feeling about a movie.Why did I love it so much?Was it because of the awesome European locations? The juicy teen drama (something I am…

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A Writing Lesson from Avengers: Endgame

Okay, there are spoilers ahead. So click away from this email and listen to "Hooked on a Feeling." Because that song is amazing. You also might want to head on over to your local movie theater to actually see the film because despite what I am about to say here, it is actually an awesome movie.  Okay,…

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Listen to the Music

My husband and I are currently watching The Umbrella Academy (so no spoilers, please), and I am loving the show. Yes, there is great character development, and it is often fun to watch superhero movies and shows (not always because Ant-Man exists . . . feel free to come at me if you disagree). But I…

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