New Shop

New Shop

Hey, all! I’m having a lot of fun with my new website. One new feature I’m implementing is a shop and the option to buy ebooks (and eventually print books) through emilyannward.com! You’ll see there’s a new link to the Shop. I’m going to be adding products over the next week or so until all of my[…]

I’m baaaack

I’m baaaack

Probably only a few have noticed that emilyannward.com was down for about a month. We got attacked by zombies! No, just kidding, it was vampires. (Wielding malware and malicious code.) But we prevailed! After deleting thousands of files, a dozen suspicious FTP accounts, backing up old pictures, and going through the time machine that was our[…]

YA Strong Female Characters (and Witty Blog Comments)

YA Strong Female Characters (and Witty Blog Comments)

I read this article today about “Trinity Syndrome”. This happens when a female character is set up as badass, interesting, multi-faceted, in the first act… then has nothing to do for the rest of the movie. Examples were Trinity from The Matrix, Valka from How to Train Your Dragon 2, and Tauriel in The Hobbit:[…]