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Book Review: The Road (2006) by Cormac McCarthy

The Road (2006), in many ways, bucks many expectations one might have about post-apocalyptic literature. I think that can be considered true of the rest of author… 670 more words


The Teen Weather Report

This post first appeared on The Scriblerians blog, November 17, 2015.

Weather plays a part in setting descriptions for most adult novels I read and for the teen novels I write. 257 more words


How to Put a Mind into Conversation with Itself

Dialogue involving only one person might seem, on its face, impossible. In plays, a character can talk to no one, and there are terms for this: monologue, soliloquy, or (if the character is talking to the audience) aside. 1,167 more words

Creative Writing Prompts

All Things Science Fiction

The mother planet, Earth, ruined and abandoned, is now a distant and unimportant memory. There is galactic war between galactic factions (presumably humanoid although who knows for sure). 469 more words


Murder Etc

While writing away on my happy Christmas story, the novel I decided to write when the one I’d been working on got too bloody and I needed a break from the gore so I went to humor and seasonal cheer… 282 more words

Goodreads Choice Awards 2015

Every year throws up a truly bizarre selection of books. I do like some, but so often they don’t even fit the category they’re nominated in (that’s what happens when you open up nominations to all and sundry!). 178 more words