Embarking and Outlining and Writing Novels

Embarking and Outlining and Writing Novels

:: Starting a new novel is never easy. At some point, you just have to write the first word. Yesterday, I started a new novel. Technically, this is my third novel, if you don’t count my novella, which would make it my fourth. I have another novel that I’ve...
Poem: Little Girl

Poem: Little Girl

Little Girl A little girl sits on the adjacent bus, smudged skin, brown-black eyes, hair just like mine. Her face presses against the grimy glass, she is dreaming of asphodel. I’m staring at myself, and she can’t see me through the glass. The buses shift....
Writing Roundup: July 2015

Writing Roundup: July 2015

:: Welcome to this month’s writing roundup, where I revisit pieces I published during the past month. Salon, “Atticus Finch was never a hero: ‘This book taught white people how to talk about race, and it did so badly,’” by Scott Timberg, 16 July 2015....
Book Review: CAN I USE I? by Catherine Prendergast

Book Review: ARTIFICIAL ABSOLUTES by Mary Fan

:: This book is a science fiction space opera, and it’s also a buddy story. But the buddies are brother and sister, which sets the book apart.  Author: Mary Fan, @astralcolt Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, 2013 Cover Design: Streetlight Graphics Purchase Book:...
Writing Roundup: July 2015

Writing Roundup: June 2015

:: Welcome to this month’s writing roundup…Looking back over the past year, here’s what I think about disclosing a psychiatric disability to your colleagues. “Never Write for Free.” MLA Connected Academics. 29 June 2015. Ironically, I...