On Writing

My poor, neglected writing desk at the moment I’m am a creative writer who is terrible about being a creative writer.    It’s almost as though I’m pathologically incapable of finishing anything. I have two novels which are languishing. One is currently at 50,000 words (I’m aiming for about 80,000-85,000) and the other is somewhere…

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In Defense of Suzanne Collins’ ‘Mockingjay’

It’s been years since Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games” trilogy ended. As such, it’s been a while since the final book, “Mockingjay”, was released. If I remember correctly, upon it’s release, “Mockingjay” received a fairly mixed reception. Many hardcore fans felt nothing but hatred and disdain for the book, along with a healthy dose of…

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Literary Thoughts: The First Taste

I’ve always found the word “lyrical” interesting. It refers to both literature and music, according to the OED, it means “expressing the writer’s emotions in an imaginative and beautiful way.” Isn’t it funny, then, how so many songs can be completely and utterly devoted of any sort of lyricism? Growing up, I was never a…

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