Twilighter Confessions – First Conversation

Twilight and Beautiful Creatures are stories about experiencing first love in high school. So, for that to happen, the two teens need to fall in love. Both of these movies use a troupe called Enemies to Lovers to make that happen. Biology Class In Twilight we see Edward hate Bella almost immediately when she enters their biology class and he smells her. It’s an awkward … Read More

Twilighter Confessions – New Girl’s Arrival

In both movies the inciting incidents seem practically identical. A new girl transfers into the local high school and a boy, currently residing in the town, is intrigued by her “differentness.” Bella’s Arrival In Twilight, Bella’s arrival is huge and exciting news for the small high school. Eric, the editor of the school paper, tells her he’s writing a feature on her; and Angela, the … Read More

Twilighter Confessions – Human Character Introduction

I thought I’d start out my journey of comparing and contrasting Twilight with Beautiful Creatures by looking at the similar introductions of their two leads. Bella Swan and Ethan Wate are the mortal, non-mystical teenagers, who are the main POV characters in their respective films.  They’re So Similar Bella’s voiceover starts with “I’ve never given much thought to how I would die, but dying in the place … Read More

Confessions of a Recovered Twilighter

Hi, my name is Jen and I was a Twilighter. From the year 2005 to 2012 I was one of the biggest Twilight fans there were. I waited for hours to meet Stephenie Meyer during her Eclipse book tour, I saw all five movies the day they came out, I even visited Forks WA. I loved the story, the romance, the vampires, all of it. … Read More

My Dying Fantasies

Warning: Contents of this blog regard details about my struggle with suicidal depression.   When I was 3 I felt guilt and shame for the first time.      Fantasy: Dying. When I was 7 I rubbed a pair of scissors across my skin for the first time.      Fantasy: Dying by suffocation. When I was 10 I voiced allowed ‘I want to kill … Read More

For the Last 365 Days

So, I’m turning 28 at the end of this month and I used to celebrate my birthdays like crazy. It was a huge deal, and I mean HUGE. I would start making party plans and game layouts months in advance. But a few years ago, it started morphing into something else. Something worthy of dread and anxiety. What happened? Two years ago, it came to … Read More

White-Gloved Vampires

I love YA vampire stories and in my opinion, the biggest hurdle authors with protagonist vampires have to jump is the vampire diet. What I’m going to be specifically looking at is how author’s ‘white-glove’ their vampire heroes. I couldn’t find an official definition for the term white-gloved, but what I mean by that is that the main character is innocent of guilt while participating … Read More

A Bit of Poetry

My brain was in a rhyming mood this morning and I wrote two poems instead of working on my stories with due dates. So I thought I’d share the two best ones with you guys! Without further ado here are the fruits of my morning.   Darkness Do you ever wonder what your mind might sing, or your ears might draw, if you couldn’t see? … Read More