The following posts fall under the categories of Creative Writing and Books & Reading. (The link at the bottom will take you to older entries.)

The well is dry

A few months ago, Dad asked me if I was still writing. I think he was trying to distract me from the whole world-on-fire situation, but it didn’t work: I immediately started crying. (I’ve been more than a little depressed, obviously.) I have not been writing. At all. The only...Read More »

The doorstopper

This week, I was looking at NPR’s list of Top 100 Science-Fiction & Fantasy Books, and it reminded me that I still haven’t read The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. It was on my wish list for at least two years, and I finally bought a copy...Read More »

Reader's block

I haven’t managed to do much reading this year, mainly because I’ve had a very hard time finding books (new or old) that excite and satisfy me. I re-read an old favorite (Taltos, by Steven Brust) and one of last year’s acquisitions (The Paper Magician, by Charlie Holmberg), and while...Read More »

Shakespeare meets modern music

Recently, I discovered a creative site that I absolutely adore, and I love it so much that I wanted to share it here. It’s called Pop Sonnets, and the creator takes lyrics from modern songs and writes a new version of them, Shakespearean-style. It’s nothing short of amazing;...Read More »

Writing Exercise: Resolutions

2015 is rapidly approaching, which means it’s time to start making New Year’s Resolutions. But what resolutions would your characters make? Most people pick the standard things like losing weight and exercising more, but dig deeper: if your characters could change something about themselves, what would they alter? Knowing what...Read More »

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