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Pulp! Influences: Edgar Allan Poe

I’ve decided to write a few short blogs on books and authors that influenced Beaten to a Pulp! starting today with Edgar Allan Poe. 954 more words

Short Stories

Fiction and Magic

I’m a reader, as well as a writer. I think reading is essential for writing, and I was raised in a house filled with books. The library was practically a second home, especially after I started volunteering there when I was twelve. 936 more words


Lyrical "Collectors"

Marion Strobel

The barnacle of crowds—
Like a tuck
On a finished skirt, unnoticed—
He collected his material
A ragpicker,
A scavenger of words 152 more words


Early Poetry Imprinting

Newly hatched goslings imprint on the first moving object they see, which usually is Mother Goose.  Mother Goose nursery rhymes are the usual way children are introduced to poetry. 690 more words

Writing Poetry

Literary Influences: Cathy Earnshaw

My next inspirational heroine must include a bit of a caveat. I’ve read Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights twice. The first time was in high school and the second was during undergrad. 400 more words


Literary Influences: Dorothy

In case you missed it, I’m working on a series of posts inspired by Samantha Ellis’s How to Be a Heroine in which she explains how her favorite literary characters influenced and inspired her. 400 more words


H.P. Lovecraft, The Master of Madness

When I was but a young teacher, unmarried, and using what free time I had to play role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and Traveller… 539 more words