Dream Sequence

Of all the books in all the world that have been inspired by dreams, Frankenstein remains the most famous. (Though Twilight did what it could to oust that.) In the introduction to the 1831 edition of Frankenstein, Shelley goes into detail about the inspiration behind the novel: her nightmare.  "When I placed my head on my pillow I... Continue Reading →

One True Sentence: Writing Wednesday

In the spirit of last week's Write Expecting to be Read: Mary Shelley’s Journals -- the prompt for today is to riff on "write what you mean, mean what you write." And we're going to do that by following the advice of another author: Ernest Hemingway. No, we're not writing drunk and editing sober. But we are... Continue Reading →

Write Expecting to be Read: Mary Shelley’s Journals

When I was younger - maybe eleven or twelve - my mother told me never to write down anything I didn't want someone else to read. If I kept a diary or a journal, I needed to make sure I meant what I said. And I should never write down anything I would not say... Continue Reading →

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