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When Fiction Matters

This is the classic conundrum, right? Is writing fiction a pointless endeavor, some kind of self-gratification equivalent to intellectual masturbation? I mean, I hope not. I think any author would aggressively defend against a statement like that. 1,015 more words

Review: Paradox by Mark Gardner

What would you do if you were forced to relive the moment of your death time after time? What would it be like to have your mind transported into the body of another person just as you were dying? 1,232 more words


Shakespeare Piece of the Day (07/23/14) The Tempest

Taken from the Complete Works of William Shakespeare

The Tempest



SCENE, The Sea, with a Ship: afterwards an uninhabited Island.

ACT I. 653 more words


A Quintet of Literary Genius: North American Women and the Magic Realism Wagon

I grew up relating magic realism to Gabriel Garcia Marquez alone. Little did I know that a mounting number of women in Europe, Asia, and American continents were jumping on the magic realism wagon. 716 more words


Mary L. Ball Author and Reviewer

Lovely Romance is excited to be working with Mary L. Ball on her upcoming Novella, ‘Postmarked Ever After’.  She will also be writing reviews for our ‘Lovely Things’ magazine. 72 more words


A bold outlook

 I haven’t posted much lately, but my life has been so crazy. Everything seems to be happening at once.

I’ve had job interviews, new graphic design projects–no, not the doodle above–and a lunch date with a younger man. 214 more words

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