Hello! I have not been an inspired blogger lately. The flip side of this is that I have been a very inspired writer. These things seem to see-saw with one another. In light of this, instead of writing a blog post this week, I'm going to post a tiny fiction tidbit I found in an… Continue reading A Fictional Interlude
As an English major, I can honestly say that I give far too many fucks about grammar. The fastest way to screw up my day is to suddenly confront me with a misused "your," a misplaced apostrophe or, god forbid, a fucking comma splice. As that last sentence demonstrates, however, I do not give a single… Continue reading Who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma?
On account of somehow not realizing it was almost Monday again, I find myself scrambling to come up with a post to write. Lucky for me, it has been a good long while since I resorted to spam comment entertainment, so the pickings for poetry are rich. Even if the comments are sassing me a… Continue reading Spam Poetry Interlude
October is almost over and November is bearing down hard, which means NaNoWriMo is looming on the horizon like some kind of monstrous demon, blocking out the sun. I shouldn't be so negative--NaNo is literally one of my favorite times of the year--but this time around I'm a little scared of it, because once again… Continue reading NaNoWriMo ’14
Ever since I first read Icarus Girl last year, Helen Oyeyemi has skyrocketed to the top of my 'favorite authors' list, and I've spent more than a little bit of time enthusiastically recommending her to every single person I know. Due to this greatness of hers, I've spent the past year working my way through her entire… Continue reading A Definitive Ranking of Helen Oyeyemi Books
If you've been around this blog for a while, you probably already know that I take great issue with the way genre is treated in the academic world. Specifically, the way that scifi and fantasy and other "genre fiction" get relegated to the "popular" and therefore unworthy of study category, while "literature" is lauded as… Continue reading What the Hell is Magical Realism
So, technically I was suppose to post this on Wednesday, but I just feel weird posting things on days that aren't Monday without a punishment involved. It's like punishing myself for not having done anything. At any rate, here we are now: a blog tour! I was tagged in this lovely blogified chain letter by… Continue reading Blogging on Tour: My Writing Process