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K.L. Kranes, Writing Reading Life

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2018 Review: Best Books I Read Last Year

Since it's the list-making time of year, here are my picks for my favorite books I read in 2018.

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Fairy Tales Are Dangerous…It’s Time to Rewrite Them

Once Upon a Time...there lived a girl who loved fairy tales. Until she realized they're dangerous.

Why Are Men So Terrible at Writing Female Characters?

Please, please, someone show me a man who can write a good female protagonist.

Anything But an Author: Why Don’t Girls Want to Be Writers?

I am a woman. I was once young. (Don't snicker.) And even then I loved to write. But I didn't necessarily want to be a writer, well, not at first.

The Evolution of Strong Female Characters: From the Classics to Today’s Young Adult Fiction (Guest Blogger: Cara Hadden)

Guest blogger and accomplished 15-year-old writer, Cara Hadden, shares her perspective on the evolution of female characters and our "Founding Writer Mothers."

How to NOT Celebrate Valentine’s Day, But Still Celebrate (+Books, Of Course!)

I am a Valentine's Day Scrooge. I think it's a Hallmark-created holiday full of needless obligation to buy needless things. But that's depressing...so let's talk about 2 WAY better holidays!

The Book That Made Me a Feminist

With the recent Women's March and women taking a larger role on the world stage, the idea of feminism has been on my mind a lot. I am a feminist and proud. But what made me this way?

Return to the Women’s March

As I waited on the metro platform the day of the first Women's March back in 2017, I was filled with a heady mixture of bewilderment, anger and the overwhelming desire to scream. One year later I'm heading back for the 2nd March filled with different emotions...

Feminist: A Curse Word

If someone called me a "feminist" or a "bleeding heart liberal" or even a "libtard" my first response would be, "Well, thanks!" And then I'd say, "And nice to see you matured past the name-calling of 7th grade." (I wouldn't be able to help myself. I mean really, "libtard," come on.)

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