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There's more (scifi) where that came from...

Hey everyone, I really appreciate that you follow my blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed its content so far! Recently, I diverged into writing speculative fiction, so I’ve set up another blog where I’ll publish scifi/fantasy related posts. 37 more words


Franzen and His Enemies

I don’t mean to be a passionate Franzen defender.  I’m ambivalent about the man—and about the controversial essay.  In fact, I’ve derogated him in print, at the conclusion to my review of Blake Butler’s wretched… 1,740 more words


Ruth Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being

I just finished reading yesterday Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being at my wife’s recommendation. I want to write about it more extensively, but I don’t have the time right now. 1,060 more words

American History And Culture

Let’s Get Going… - #JNGReads

“‘I wish we could just stop time now.’” – The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger

I am not a person who finds it easy to live in the moment.

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"It all comes out of that first line."-- E.L. Doctorow, 1931-2015

Writing advice and memories from prolific, revered literary American Novelist, E.L. Doctorow (Ragtime, The March, Billy Bathgate and more!)

From The New York Times (with video interview!) 262 more words


Cecil’s Dentist: A Short, Fictional Musing

I end my writing sessions with word sprints – ten minutes of no-hesitation writing based on a random prompt. Recently, the prompt was, “A dentist is stabbed while he waits in line at the movies.” Without any particular forethought, here’s what came out – a short short story (only slightly edited) – a fictional musing, if you will, on the recent hunting of Cecil the Lion by Dr. 899 more words


Posthumously – #JNGReads

*The Time Traveler’s Wife SPOILERS ahead…

Henry DeTamble has been dead for a week now.

I guess he has technically been dead for years, in his fictitious world and considering that the book in which he dies was published several years ago. 966 more words