Using Symbols in Your Novel: Tangled Webs of Significance and Meaning

Symbols can be tricky. Do you keep it minimal–maybe using only one symbol? Do you use several? Do you use a number of symbols based on a significant number (like three or seven)? Do you use color to add to its meaning? Do you use a common object or something … Continue Reading →


Scary Movies Poll – Vote Here!

Horror movie season is nearly upon us (finally!), which means scary movies old and new will be flooding our TV stations and movie theatres! Can I get a woo hoo!? Yes, I’m excited. You should be, too! In that spirit, below you will find the very first TLN reader poll! … Continue Reading →


Weekend Edition: September 27, 2015

Grab your coffee, tea, or other preferred morning beverage (no judgement here!) and settle in for the Weekend Edition of TLN. Here you will find the goodness we posted over the course of week, all in one spot for your perusing pleasure!  Happy reading, LadyNerders! Monday: Ash vs Evil Dead Wednesday: … Continue Reading →


Happy Friday! (I’m in Love)

Happy Friday, LadyNerders! May our collective rock-out beginnnnn NOW!


Using Archetypes in Your Story

What is an archetype? Carl Jung, in all of his psychoanalytic wisdom, theorized that we all have, within us, shared experiences within what he termed the collective unconscious–that we all have, deep down, similar feelings and reactions and desires. This comes through with archetypes–identifiable characters, themes, motifs, symbols, etc–that manifest through storytelling. Every culture … Continue Reading →