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Aimee Hyndman
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A college kid attempting a triple major. Writer for life, connoisseur of soup and sushi, lover of disney and anime
A college kid attempting a triple major. Writer for life, connoisseur of soup and sushi, lover of disney and anime

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Lessons from Anime- Your Lie in April and Physical Illness
In the next two weeks, we’re going to look to anime for a
rather serious topic: physical and mental illness. These are two subjects that
lots and lots and lots of media cover extremely poorly, some to the point of
offensive for different reasons. This week ...

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Notes from New York- Quiet Middle Grade
Today on notes from New York, I want to talk about a
category of book that I don’t see often, but wish I did, because of how
visceral and charming it can be: quiet middle grade. Because middle grade
novels are aimed at kids turning teenagers, a lot of books...

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Notes from New York: Memoir and Platforms
Welcome back to Notes from New York. Today we have a shorter post,
less about writing and more just a query tip in general regarding memoirs. When
I first started interning I hadn’t read many memoirs (or much nonfiction in
general), but within the first mon...

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Lessons from Anime- The Lost Art of Tragedy in Fate/Zero and Madoka Magica
When’s the last time you watched or read a good tragedy? If
you’re most people, its probably been awhile. After all, tragedies are kind of
a bummer and can tug your heart strings in all the worst ways. Most story
tellers aim for dramas or comedies instead f...

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Notes from New York: Forced Immitation
Welcome back to Notes from New York! Its about time we get back to our usual schedule of updates don't you think? Well let's jump right and talk about "trying too hard". Is there such thing as "trying
too hard" in the writing world? After all, we all put ou...

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NaNoWriMo- On Success and Failure
So its the final day of National Novel Writing Month. At this point I'm sure many of you, like me, are scrambling to reach their 50,000 word count. But I'm taking a break in this moment to talk not only about succeeding at the NaNoWriMo challenge but failin...

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Lessons from Anime- Loving Parody in Ouran Highschool Hostclub and Assassination Classroom
Parody is a lot harder than you think. It’s actually very hard to parody any movie, book, genre
etc. in a consistently clever and interesting way. Films like ‘epic movie’ and ‘Scary
Movie 1,000’ often beat the same jokes into the ground, throw in some gross...

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Notes from New York: The Importance of Comparative Titles
Welcome back to Notes from New York. Today we talk about a querying tip rather than a writing tip: specifically ‘comparative titles’, or as I always heard them referred to ‘comps’. Comps are something that a lot of people write in their queries. In many way...

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Post Election Blog Post
Not doing a normal blog post today, mostly cause I'm not feeling it. Last night, as I watched my computer screen in horror, it took awhile for it to set in. I cried on my floor last night as I realized I was pretty freaking scared, for myself and for other ...

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Lessons from Anime- Monster and the Slow Thriller
Welcome back to Lessons from Anime! Taking a break from talking about anything Durarara (my god)
I want to give a spotlight to a particular favorite show of mine today. It’s
not in my top 10 animes, but it is truly a master work and I’ve written posts
about...
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