If 2020 hasn’t been wild enough, have you ever thought about what it will be like for authors who are writing stories SET in 2020 (in full or part) in the future?
Are you familiar with the theory that there are only 7 basic plots and every story can be connected back to one of those basic premises? Man… Read more “The Role of Magic in Speculative Fiction Worlds”
As we all know, writers like to use their craft to make social commentary. What safer way is there to remark on a social, religious or political issue than to drag fictional people through the coals of said issue? It’s like holding up a mirror, but not quite as direct.
Often when you think of writers, you envision introverts or people who prefer to stay out of the spotlight. I’m not one of those people (though I’ll… Read more “My New Writer Heroes: Hamilton and Lin-Manuel Miranda”
Hometown pride is a funny thing, especially if you’re from Kansas City. You see, hometown pride is still kind of a new concept to many of us… Read more “Hometown Pride”
With great power comes great responsibility. This is more than just a quote from Spider-man. It is a very real sentiment that reminds me that actions have… Read more “The Power of Storytelling”
This is the first of a short series I’d like to roll out periodically over the next few weeks called “Writing and _________.” In this series, I… Read more “Writing and Depression”
Well I made it back to the states. For the past 12-ish days, I’ve been traipsing around Japan. Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka and Kamakura were all on… Read more “Journeying in Japan: Lost & Found in Translation”
Today, dear readers, I want to talk to you about something amazing that happened in my life within the past 24 months. I have a bachelor’s degree… Read more “Climbing the English Degree Mountain”
It’s been a couple of months, but here is my latest edition of Gothic Literature at Large. I have found references to the Gothic in some strange… Read more “Gothic Literature at Large – February 2015”