Writing in the Tough Times

Writing in the Tough Times

Everyone writes for a variety of reasons. Some people write to express themselves. Others write to make a living. Others write to tell stories that make a difference. And, to be fair, nobody has any one single reason they write, but, whatever the reason, I also...
Book Review: Dracula

Book Review: Dracula

This October, I read Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Few characters are as readily identifiable as Stoker’s titular count, who has now been featured in over two hundred adaptations. Walk into any crowded room in the country, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a single person...
Book Review: Bleak House

Book Review: Bleak House

I recently finished reading Charles Dickens’ Bleak House. The novel tells the story of Esther Summerson, a young lady peripherally involved in a court case, Jarndyce and Jarndyce, that has lasted for years. While Esther is not a principal in the case, two of her...
Can a Story Matter?

Can a Story Matter?

Everyone has their own reasons for writing. Some write to express themselves, others to make a living, and others simply because they love love it. So why do I write? To be fair, nobody has one single reason for doing anything they do, but I can certainly talk about...
The Rise of Fantasy Literature

The Rise of Fantasy Literature

I remember when the science fiction and fantasy section of a bookstore formed two or three shelves at most, often in a back corner and unattended by the average passerby. Today, however, it’s one of the largest sections in the entire store. What brought about this...

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