Month: November 2011

How to Avoid Being Too Dark?

On Monday, while discussing young adult literature, I utilized a ‘bedroom’ dark metaphor. The argument being that you can see in the dark if there is some light trickling in. In my opinion, all young adult literature – all good young adult literature – has that little bit of light trickling in, even if it’s…

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Random Post of Awesome: Braggin’ on a Buddy: Iver Arnegard in High Contrast Review

Wahoo! My wonderful friend and mentorish-writing buddy, Iver Arnegard, has just had his short story “Made of Land or Water” published in the High Contrast Review. Definitely check it out if you’ve got a second. It’s worth it. Congratualtions to Iver, who took time out of his crazed teaching schedule to talk to my writing…

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The Multi-Creatives: David Keplinger’s By and By: The Copybook Songs of Isaac P. Anderson

A lot of writers I know do multiple creative things: needlepoint, ceramics, jewelry making, theatre, art, dance, music. There’s a certain attractiveness to this. Because, always, creativity breeds creativity. Through experimentation people find what they want to say, and then, through even more creative exploration, discover the way to say it. Every now and then,…

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