Book Report: Longbourn

by Allyson Morin If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats, Sarah often thought, she’d most likely be a sight more careful with them. This past read I read a bit of historical fiction, namely Longbourn by Jo Baker. Longbourn tells the story of Pride and Prejudice through the eyes of the servants living …

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Book Report: Station Eleven

by Allyson Morin Because survival is insufficient! Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end. …

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Beyond the Door by Phillip K. Dick

https://youtu.be/m-ZZrK3xtms This is an audiobook recording of Beyond the Door by Phillip K. Dick, available under public domain. Welcome, stranger! My name is Allyson. I am a recent college graduate, a writer and a traveler with stories to share. I post new videos every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. What else would you like to hear …

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How to write better character dialogue

https://youtu.be/3WRLeglohbg Hi everyone! Today I wanted to talk about quick ways to improve character dialogue. I'll keep this short and sweet so you can be well on your way to editing that manuscript. Understand the purpose of the scene. Each scene should change the direction of the story, reveal something new about a character or …

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The Blue Moonberry Wolf and the Wicked Child

This is a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood I wrote for my public relations class from the wolf's perspective. Enjoy! -Allyson (the wicked child) Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful wolf named Wolfgang. He lived deep in the far-away forest where the foothills shimmered with emerald blades of grass while babbling brooks …

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