Monthly Archive: October 2013

Featured Poem 10/7 – “Sonogram” 0

Featured Poem 10/7 – “Sonogram”

Sonogram by Jennifer Chang   Dark matter, are you sparkless for lack of knowing better? The room you’ve spun is distant and indivisible— a flickering lapsarian, you satisfy no mute progress but collapse, spiral,...

Talking with writers – interview about characters 0

Talking with writers – interview about characters

Welcome to Character Circus ~ where they like to let you think you are the one pulling strings. * {as you might have noticed, I happened to be somewhat absent recently – apologies for...

Sunday Serial: Poppy McJay #1 2

Sunday Serial: Poppy McJay #1

Welcome to the very first Sunday Serial! From this week onward you’ll be getting a weekly update of several serial stories. Beginning with the romance of Poppy McJay!   Poppy McJay Poppy McJay doesn’t...

Today is the Second Annual Star Wars Reads Day 0

Today is the Second Annual Star Wars Reads Day

Celebrated this year on October 5, Star Wars Reads Day is when bookstores and libraries come together to use Star Wars as a way to promote reading. Press release and more info after the...

“A” versus “An”: More complicated than at first glance 1

“A” versus “An”: More complicated than at first glance

Image Credit: http://theteacherwife.blogspot.com/2012/02/when-to-use-or-a-quick-writing-lesson.html It may seem like the simplest rule in the English language: use “a” when it precedes a word that begins with a consonant, and use “an” when the word begins with...

What Else You Should Be Reading: McSweeney’s Internet Tendency 0

What Else You Should Be Reading: McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

There are many things to be discovered in the wonderful world of Twitter. One of those things is a contest regularly run by a certain literary website for a new columnist. Successful auditions land...

Stephen King on Twilight vs. Harry Potter 9

Stephen King on Twilight vs. Harry Potter

“Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend.” – Stephen King Agree?...

No one wanted to publish Tom Clancy’s First Book 0

No one wanted to publish Tom Clancy’s First Book

Growing up, “The Hunt for Red October” by Tom Clancy was a big book in my household, owing chiefly to the fact that my dad was a Naval officer in the US submarine fleet....