Advice To Young Writers

Not all writers start young. But to those who do, I think there is some special advice needed. When you're young, the world is at your feet and you're the next prodigy genius waiting to burst upon the world. I remember that feeling. I decided I wanted to "be a writer" when I was thirteen. … Continue reading Advice To Young Writers

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Update On My Writing: Why This Short Story Writer Turned Poet

Well guys, I am now a poet pursuing publication. For those of you who don't know, for the last five years, I have written what I have affectionately called "stoems," a cross between a short story and a poem. I went an unconventional route with getting feedback on my latest stoem. After sharing it with … Continue reading Update On My Writing: Why This Short Story Writer Turned Poet

My Top 7 Influences As A Writer

“People exercise an unconscious selection in being influenced.” – T. S. Eliot This is so true that we are often influenced unwittingly by our favorite authors! Young writers especially tend to imitate the style of whatever author they are currently infatuated with. I've certainly been guilty of that in my early years as a writer. … Continue reading My Top 7 Influences As A Writer

Woman Publishing Book On How To Fight Satan With Words of Power Protests Magic In Literature

Recently published author, Vivian Morgan launches internet campaign against popular literature that "exposes untold numbers of innocent minds to Satanic powers." "I know people say that there's no demonic activity in the books but they use the word 'magic' so obviously people are being deceived about the content. --Not that I've actually read the books … Continue reading Woman Publishing Book On How To Fight Satan With Words of Power Protests Magic In Literature

The Tethered World (the rare review of an author I know!)

It's not every day that I get to review a book by an author I personally know. It's not every book that I eagerly turn to the acknowledgements in first either. But when my first edition copy of The Tethered World by a certain, Heather L.L. Fitzgerald, arrived in the mail, I did both. "To … Continue reading The Tethered World (the rare review of an author I know!)

To Imitate the Strains I Love

THE REDBREAST AND THE SPARROW As a Redbreast was singing on a tree by the side of a rural cottage, a Sparrow, perched upon the thatch, took occasion thus to reprimand him: “And dost thou,” said he, “with thy dull autumnal note, presume to emulate the birds of spring? Can thy weak warblings pretend to … Continue reading To Imitate the Strains I Love

The Guardians of Reputation

This is the fourth post in a five-part series on Aesop's Fables. You can read this post independently from the others or you can read the introduction here for more background on the history and use of Aesop's Fables and catch up on the other two fables I examined here and here. GENIUS, VIRTUE AND … Continue reading The Guardians of Reputation

Reviewer’s Digest//Fantasy and Sci-Fi

The Book of Dragons, selected and illustrated by Michael Hague Read August 24th-31st This collection features several delightful dragon stories I'd never heard before or heard only in part. My one critique is that the illustrations didn't always fit, the dragons often being more cartoonish and whimsical than fierce and magnificent as the stories describe … Continue reading Reviewer’s Digest//Fantasy and Sci-Fi