One Month to the A to Z Blogging Challenge

Happy March, everyone!! This, of course, means we only have one month left before the A to Z blogging challenge kicks off (which means its high time to start planning or, in my case, writing up some of my posts ahead of time so I don't have to do the whole thing during April and … Continue reading One Month to the A to Z Blogging Challenge

Violence, Vicariously Viewed: Reading Works with Graphic Content

To wrap up our series on violence in books, I wanted to look at the philosophical side of this problem. As recently featured author Aya Walksfar wrote, “Like it or not, accept it or not, authors impact the world by setting up limits for acceptable behavior, admirable behaviors and how greatly one can dream. We … Continue reading Violence, Vicariously Viewed: Reading Works with Graphic Content

Ready for More Books!

Over the last few weeks, I've begun the Writerlea Book Review series, where we examine the merits of a variety of books (primarily in the science-fiction, fantasy, or young adult genres), looking at their narration, content, characters, artwork, and world-building. They're a bit more in-depth than most (Amazon, Goodreads, etc.), but they're designed to look … Continue reading Ready for More Books!

Spotlight Saturday #1

I want to start giving my end-of-week post to other authors and bloggers whose work is worth noting. There are so many excellent articles out there, so many good poems and stories that I want to use my online space, once a week, to send all of you to read something you might otherwise miss. … Continue reading Spotlight Saturday #1

Thank You, Good and Gentle Readers

This past year, particularly the eight months I’ve been part of the blogging community, have been a delightful experience. I’ve been honored to share your worlds, reading your comments and having you read and like my writing. I start this blog, hoping others would enjoy what I think about books, writing, and life, and you … Continue reading Thank You, Good and Gentle Readers

Star Wars and Its Writing Problems

Most Star Wars fans know the movies aren’t perfect—especially when the prequels are taken into consideration. The special effects were somewhat problematic (seeing how much the industry changed between the original trilogy and now), and efforts to turn the entire series into a cohesive whole just causes uproar among the fans (think of all the … Continue reading Star Wars and Its Writing Problems