Celebrate NANOWRIMO (and Get to Writing!)

NanoWriMo’s Mission Statement:  National Novel Writing Month believes in the transformational power of creativity. We provide the structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds—on and off the page.   November is designated “National Novel Writing Month,” and has been transformed into a time when writers around …

How “Outlander” Leads Me Down A Wikipedia Wormhole

Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander is responsible for my latest frenzy of binge reading. With every installment clocking-in at close to 1,000 pages, it’s no easy feat. There are currently eight books available, more on the horizon, and I’m currently stuck meandering through the third installment as I type (Such talent. Much Read.) I’m having to shuffle around my …

Lev Grossman’s The Magicians: A Gateway Fantasy for the Curious Reader

Let’s talk about the Fantasy genre. Elements of Fantasy have been alive and well since the oral tradition, but has blossomed into a multi-layered medium of storytelling, taking huge leaps and bounds since the publication of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings saga.  While there are so many stories to choose from, one may find it …