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What book inspired you to write?

Recently I read a Buzzfeed article that listed authors and the books that inspired them to become writers.  I was hoping to see  a short quote or interview that explained why these particular books inspired them to write. 287 more words

Book News

Where I'm at with my writing, plus some great writing contests/resources

Now that I’ve got a little time off school, I’ve been looking forward to doing some more writing of my own. So naturally I’ve been cleaning my house and purging junk instead. 422 more words


A Thousand Acres

A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ll be participating in a workshop later this summer taking place at the Iowa State Fair and the World Food Awards. 649 more words


What I Thought Of : A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

I do realize that it doesn’t matter what I thought of A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley. I write about books I’ve read because when I read I allow myself to think about things outside of the small life I live and I like to share what I have learned and felt. 526 more words

Book Review

Thoughts About the Adaptation

I have to say that the movie and the novel are two different genres.  While watching the movie, I felt like the story line was rushed.   336 more words


Oh, the Differences Between Books and Their Movie Adaptations...

Obviously, as we have talked about before from both the King Lear movie adaptation and the Stardust movie adaptation, the movies do not live up to the books… ever. 607 more words


Another Rendition of the "Love Test": Hopefully Our Last Encounter

“I don’t know. I want to think about it.” -Caroline in A Thousand Acres the film.

In all, I think the movie did away with proper character building and left only an awkward hodgepodge of character relations and a poor narrative. 465 more words