You know how the Big Lebowski is a movie all about a rug? Well, The Late Hector Kipling is a book all about a settee.
Decolonizing Libraries Within White Communities
To accurately discuss the topic of systemic racism without bias towards any specific ethnic demographic within a gatekeeper community such as libraries, it should be noted that I am writing from a place of privilege as a white American female working in the field of library science. I recognize my privilege and offer this post [...]
Book Review | Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy
Book Review | The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck
Author Information Mark Manson is a writer, blogger, and entrepreneur. He has published two books as well as being the author of his own blog, MarkManson.net. Other things I know about him? Apparently he travelled the world a lot and then got sick of it and decided to settle down, find a wifey, crank out a [...]
Book Review | American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
Abandon all hope ye who enter here... If you don't approach this book as the most wicked of dark comedies, it's easy to understand why there are so many people who find it offensive. This book, however, had me cracking up. From the chapter-long rants about music to the gratuitous gore and pornographic smut that grace [...]
Dialogue versus conversation | The difference between good fiction and bad?
I've yet to watch Justified, the modern day western tv show that this article claims has the best dialogue in anything currently being produced, but the article brought up an interesting point: when you are writing dialogue between your characters, the execution is key. If done poorly, it could break your whole story! So how can you [...]
How Do You Find Magic? Neil Gaiman’s Brilliant Answer…
Book Review | Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
World Building Beyond Basics: Part I – Legends
Anne Rice’s Approach To Storytelling
Every author has their own unique approach to storytelling. Today we are going to be looking at The Queen of The Damned herself, Anne Rice. She was widely known in the 80's for her Vampire Chronicle series, The Lives of the Mayfair Witches series and her portrayal of complexly deep villains. If I may paraphrase, [...]