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Looking Back on Series that Shaped Me

I've had another week where there wasn't much time for any sort of writing--even very short stories. So I thought I'd take another moment to write about some of stories that have most inspired me. This time: Favorite series. I'm only going to include series I've actually finished, so the list is pretty short. My… Continue reading Looking Back on Series that Shaped Me

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Careful What You Wish For

3) Coraline by Neil Gaiman From Goodreads.com Why this book? Did you ever wonder what Alice in Wonderland would have been like if it was written by Edgar Allan Poe? No? Well, in case you're curious... that's basically Coraline. The theme is a classic one: Be careful what you wish for. After all, unlike most… Continue reading Careful What You Wish For

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The Good News and Bad News About Reading Like a Professor

Not long ago, I came across a book entitled How to Read Literature Like a Professor. As someone who minored in English (and only didn't major because I was told again and again that I wouldn't be able to find a job otherwise), I can definitely see the allure of such an idea. What voracious… Continue reading The Good News and Bad News About Reading Like a Professor

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Perfection Doesn’t Exist (But That Doesn’t Mean Writers Won’t Try)

If you're a writer, chances are you've experienced one of these scenarios at least once: (1) The blank screen taunting you. The idea in your head is bursting to come to life, but there's just one problem.... How do you start the story? You type, then delete. That sounded cliche. Type again; delete again. That… Continue reading Perfection Doesn’t Exist (But That Doesn’t Mean Writers Won’t Try)