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 –… Continue Reading “How to Avoid Being Too Dark?”

I’m a Winner!: A Tuesday Post of Accountability

It’s Tuesday again folks. And every Tuesday you will be subjected to regaled by the writing progress I have made over the last week. But! I insist that I not be the only one exposing myself sounding off. Let your comments reflect what kind… Continue Reading “I’m a Winner!: A Tuesday Post of Accountability”

Seeing in the Dark: The YA Novel in General and The Graveyard Book in Particular

Earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal took a series of hits for this article by Meghan Cox Gurdon. Her argument is that Young Adult Literature is DARK: “Darker than when you were a child, my dear: So dark that kidnapping and pederasty and… Continue Reading “Seeing in the Dark: The YA Novel in General and The Graveyard Book in Particular”

Marathons, Sheep, and Conclusions: A Tuesday Post of Accountability!

Welcome to Tuesday! And every Tuesday you will be subjected to regaled by the writing progress I have made over the last week. But! I insist that I not be the only one exposing myself sounding off. Let your comments reflect what kind of… Continue Reading “Marathons, Sheep, and Conclusions: A Tuesday Post of Accountability!”

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… Continue Reading “Random Post of Awesome: Braggin’ on a Buddy: Iver Arnegard in High Contrast Review”

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… Continue Reading “The Multi-Creatives: David Keplinger’s By and By: The Copybook Songs of Isaac P. Anderson”

Your Slip is Showing: A Tuesday Post of Accountability!

Welcome to Tuesday! And every Tuesday you will be subjected to regaled by the writing progress I have made over the last week. But! I insist that I not be the only one exposing myself sounding off. Let your comments reflect what kind of… Continue Reading “Your Slip is Showing: A Tuesday Post of Accountability!”

Domesticity: A Fictional Photo Essay (An Experiment)

A mix of chemicals is required to wake, bitter-granule reminders of some forgotten, formerly memorable sensation. The day continues, each hour folding one into the next. You are told the work is important. There is no way to organize your thoughts in a respectful… Continue Reading “Domesticity: A Fictional Photo Essay (An Experiment)”

Thursday Reviews!: The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum

The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah BlumMy rating: 4 of 5 stars As informative as this book is, I’m still not 100% sure how to poison a person and get away with it…so… Continue Reading “Thursday Reviews!: The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum”

Voices in Your Head: Writing Group Issue #1 with some help from Ursula K LeGuin

At my last writers group meeting – we meet the last Sunday of every month – a disturbing trend came to light: One of the group members said that she would not be submitting for a while because she was hearing the other members’… Continue Reading “Voices in Your Head: Writing Group Issue #1 with some help from Ursula K LeGuin”

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