Author: Stella

What is YWS Reading 0

What is YWS Reading

For the purposes of, uh, research? Fun? I went onto the chatbar one day and asked certain members what they were reading! Here are their thoughts and recommendations, in their own, exact and not...

How to Be A YA Heroine #1: Katniss Everdeen 0

How to Be A YA Heroine #1: Katniss Everdeen

How to be a YA Heroine #1: Katniss Everdeen I’ve decided to become who I’ve always wanted to be: a fashion blogger. Kind of. Not really. Anyway, for the next little while I will...

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A Medical Opinion – A State of Shock

Hi everybody! I’m Stella, a medical student with a passion for writing who’s tired of authors getting things wrong. In this column I hope to answer medical queries of YWS members so that they...

Fiction Focus- Tying Up Loose Ends 0

Fiction Focus- Tying Up Loose Ends

So, you reach the end of your story. Your novel is a sprawling work of epic genius  with dozens of plotlines finally converging on one moment, and then declining from there. You have “loose...

Fiction Focus- The Other Woman 3

Fiction Focus- The Other Woman

I haven’t posted for a while, but today got to thinking about a specific trope that is far more pervasive than we perhaps we think. It is the recurring character of the Other Woman...

10 Books of Summer: The Great Gatsby- Final Impressions 0

10 Books of Summer: The Great Gatsby- Final Impressions

(I don’t have much to say today, so I’m leaving it up to you lot!) Today was meant to be about the language used in The Great Gatsby but I couldn’t even start to...

10 Books of Summer: The Great Gatsby – A Sudden Emptiness 2

10 Books of Summer: The Great Gatsby – A Sudden Emptiness

“A sudden emptiness seemed to flow now from the windows and the great doors, endowing with complete isolation the figure of the host, who stood on the porch, his hand up in a formal...

10 Books of Summer: The Great Gatsby- The Few Honest People 2

10 Books of Summer: The Great Gatsby- The Few Honest People

“Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.” We’re always taught as children that...