A Forecast

Hey hey, everyone!  I thought I’d just give you a bit of a forecast on what’s to come on TABL.  University started up again, so therefore I’ll be doing a fair amount of study, but that doesn’t mean I’ll be abandoning this blog, but posts (as always) will be at irregular intervals.  Currently, this is my last semester and very final subject (woohoo!) and I might be talking a bit about this subject, Children’s Literature, in some posts.  Secondly, here are some upcoming posts to look out for:

  • Reviews for Apt Pupil and The Body.  Finished both novellas and felt a major literary whiplash from transitioning from the former to the latter!  I’m keen to write these up.
  • T.S. 1888: I’m thinking of doing Ash Wednesday for the second installment of the series.  This isn’t locked in though, so don’t be surprised if another poem is no. 2.
  • A belated love poem I was supposed to publish on V-day, but I forgot.
  • The reason why I’m on the fence with The Catcher in the Rye.  A good book, but why has the Louse changed her views about it?

Ooh! On a side note, if you’ve visited TABL a few times, you may have noticed that I gave it a bit of a face lift.  I’ve edited my About page, and made things less bold.  Hooray for the new banner and blog font!  Also, I’ll admit to being a dummy for roughly seven months– it wasn’t until recently I discovered how to align my texts justified (I’ve gone back and re-edited all my previous posts to align them this way), so expect my posts to be neater!

Since I’m a little bit behind with study, I’m going to be catching up with that.  Despite this, and if I’m in the mood to procrastinate or if I’m at the level of study where can afford to take a little break, I’ll make a start on the Apt Pupil review because MY SWEET LORDE, THIS STORY GOT ME EFFED UP.  So expect me to be verbal about this story when I publish my review on it.  Please stay tuned and if you use the Law of Attraction and envision it, this review will manifest in the coming weeks.  (I’m kidding, this review will be published regardless)

Until we blog-meet again, I shall see you in the next post.  Ciao!

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Writing People of Different Race, Religion, and/or Cultures: A Louse-y Guide

Good [whatever hour of day you’re in] everyone!

I’m back bigger and somewhat better than before, and today we’ll be talking about (you guessed it) writing people of different cultures and/or races.  So if you’re anything like the ol’ Louse, you may find yourself writing about these things– it doesn’t always have to be fictional writing, since anthropology requires you of this, and so does geography; but since this is a creative writing blog, this post will be focused more on fictional writing (open to script writers too).  Therefore, I’m just gonna give you all the lowdown from a (n amateur) writer’s perspective.

!!DISCLAIMER!! I’m not a published professional, and this particular topic may be sensitive to some, perhaps not at all to others.  But regardless, this is only one person’s insight of this sort of writing with the intention to provide tips and to start a discussion.  While I am a person of colour, that does not excuse me from being ignorant or wrong in some aspects.  Feel free to voice your concerns, corrections, or additional information by commenting below or via the contact form.

With that now out of the way, let’s carry on!

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