Sarah Drew on Her Return to ABC’s ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and April’s Impact

Sarah Drew made her highly anticipated return to Grey’s Anatomy in episode 17×14, “Look Up Child.” Fans were thrilled to see April Kepner back on their screen after Drew’s departure in season 14. Despite April seemingly getting her happy ending with Matthew before leaving the show, many still secretly (or maybe not so secretly) hoped that before the show ended, Jackson and April would reunite and possibly end up together after everything they went through. Well, now, it’s safe to say that there is a very strong chance that Japril is, in fact, endgame.

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It’s Time to Say Goodbye to the Beloved Jackson Avery on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Jesse Williams is making his exit from ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy after joining the popular medical drama back in season 6. Jackson makes the decision to move to Boston in 17×14, “Look Up Child,” and we are told by the promo for 17×15 that “Tradition” will serve as his farewell episode and air on Thursday, May 20 (9:00 – 10:01 PM EDT).

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Let’s Talk About Some of Japril’s Most Meaningful and Important Moments

In honor of April Kepner’s return and Japril’s reunion, we’re gonna take a look back at their beautiful love story and some of the moments that made them one of the most beloved ships on Grey’s Anatomy still years after Sarah Drew’s departure from the show. The pair joined the series together back in season 6 before Drew made her exit in season 14. What Drew and Jesse Williams (Jackson Avery) created on-screen with their characters was beautiful and will forever be a part of the show’s legacy.

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Get a First Look at April and Jackson’s Reunion on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Sarah Drew is making her big return to Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday, May 6 at 9/8c and ABC has released the official synopsis and some photos of April’s reunion with Jackson (Jesse Williams). The episode is titled, “Look Up Child” and will be episode 17×14. You can read more about her return here.

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Sarah Drew is Making Her Return to ABC’s ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Grey’s Anatomy fans — mark your calendars because April is finally coming back to the show on Thursday, May 6 at 9/8c on ABC. Sarah Drew took to her social media to share the official date with fans after confirming her exciting return on March 12.

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Chyler Leigh Owns Our Screens With ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Return and Final Season Premiere of ‘Supergirl’

The moment fans have been waiting for is finally here, Chyler Leigh is making her return to Grey’s Anatomy this Thursday in “Breathe.” Leigh left the show back at the end of season 8 after joining in season 3 as Lexie Grey. Her death devastated fans, her final scenes ensuring there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.

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My Steps To Creating Characters And Building Worlds

Originally published at Twinjas Book Reviews

One of the questions I’m constantly asked (which admittedly I never get tired of answering) is what  my process in terms of world building and developing complex characters.

My approach to world-building and character development ultimately corresponds to my overall approach to storytelling. As a writer, I personally belong to the school of character = story. What truth do we discover along the character’s journey? More than that, whether it’s fiction, articles or blog posts, I generally have three mandates which I dub E-Cubed: Enlighten, entertain and empower.

Needless to say that E-Cubed has led to other techniques which has only enhanced my storytelling abilities over the years.

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The Double Standard of Diversity

A satirist by the name of Jon Stewart once said, “If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values, they’re hobbies.” I love the work I do. However, in the last year or two I’ve experienced pangs of resentment at the burden of being a gay author of color. I knew what I was signing up for when I entered the industry. Penning stories that features a diverse cast (being a minority writer myself), I was all but committing career Seppuku. No this resentment was something else. Something I couldn’t quite shake. Continue reading “The Double Standard of Diversity”