(Man, that sounds like an awesome short story or something. Anyway.) I seem to have a curse laid upon me when it comes to obtaining books. I seem to have brought it upon myself, way back in high school, unknowingly. It began with an author I have come to love dearly, and am glad of … Continue reading Curse of the Third Book
I'll be honest. I'm tired of seeing those words in my title. I completely understand that gender inequality is rampant and that there are still major reasons that this phrase is traveling around the Internet. None of that is the issue. What I'm really tired of are the militant positions on either side, dealing in … Continue reading Why I Need Feminism…or something. (Am I Doing This Right?)
Hey there everyone! I know it's been a while since I posted last, and I apologize for that. (Actually as I look back, it's less time than I thought. But it's still more time than is really permissible.) I still owe a good friend a review for her book that I read, and I intend … Continue reading Long Time No See / MFA Programs
For the month of November, I'm taking it as my civil duty to help out the Wrimos of the world. If you've been around for a while, you may have seen my guest post last November over on Denise Drespling's blog (if you're new in town, you can read my post here) about how I believe … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Week 1 – Is It Secret? Is It Safe?
I have an on-going frustration with the length of things. In school, all my papers were longer than I thought they needed to be. (Unless it was a creative writing assignment. Then I distinctly remember raising my hand after being told the minimum page length, and asking "Is there a maximum?") Everything was too long. … Continue reading It Needs to be How Long?!
So I came across something on Tumblr the other day which really set me off. Someone had shared a picture which said "No one should be shamed for reading" and it had a picture of a little paper book and an e-book reader holding hands. Very cute. With the reblog, the poster says, "YES. I’m … Continue reading On the Subject of Books
During my time as a student, I've had lots of teachers tell me what words to use and how. As a Masters of Creative Writing student, I'm more likely to take my current mentors' words for it. When I was in sixth grade, my teacher attempted to drill the words "things" and "stuff" from our … Continue reading The Length of a Sentence