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joseph-armstead's picture
Mar.12.2014
  A look at the Neo-Noir AntiHeroby Joseph Armstead   Urban fantasy fiction: it's all about attitude.  No white hats. In popular genre literary fiction, the rise in the popularity of Antiheroes as story protagonists represents a definite cultural shift by modern readers away from the...
orna-b-raz's picture
Nov.20.2013
As a young girl whenever I heard my parents fighting I felt anxious, worried that something awful might happen, that the tension would never go away and our home would become an unbearable place. However, when I got married my husband and I also had our fair share of fights. My parents were devoted...
jane-wilson's picture
Jun.20.2013
I'd intended for my June 13 entry to be my last for awhile, but in light of all the generous comments and honest feedback, after serious deliberation, I made a tough decision.  I need to edit and repost my last entry. No more cow. Truthfully, I like the cow.   I'm sure she'll land safely...
christopher-meeks's picture
Mar.15.2013
        “A bad book is as much of a labour to write as a good one; it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.” -- Aldous Huxley Critiquing is the most difficult and tender area in writing. In many ways, it's the Rorschach test of being human. You've just spent hours, days,...
amy-palleson's picture
Mar.02.2013
Some won’t believe it.   That I really didn’t notice during the marriage that it was so dysfunctional.  Because, after the divorce, I couldn’t believe I hadn’t noticed either. But J. was a stubborn, pride-filled salesman--who refused to treat his anxiety--who liked to cover his...
sherry-parnell's picture
Mar.01.2013
“We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate.” 
-Erica Jong One of the greatest ironies is the writer who doesn't write.  The person who reads books like one devouring cupcakes after a ten-day juice fast.  The person, who is passionate about prose,...
robert-earle's picture
Feb.19.2013
About a month ago I realized I had written more than ninety book reviews on my Redroom site and that more than 20,000 people had at least taken a look at them.  So I thought I would compile and edit these reviews into a Kindle E-book that I have called Tuppence Reviews because the price...
bob-mustin's picture
Feb.09.2013
Iron Horse Literary Review, Open Issue 2012 Before I go any further, let me say I admire anyone, or any group, that manages a literary magazine. It’s hard work, often thankless, and under-appreciated. Having said that, there are a good many litmags that seem to underachieve, and I’m not the one...
sarah-cotchaleovitch's picture
Jan.04.2013
  "All I can do. . . is write daily, read as much as possible, and keep my vocabulary alive and changing so that I will have an instrument on which to play the book if it does me the honor of coming to me and asking to be written." Madeleine L'Engle I just don't get writers who don't...
terence-clarke's picture
Dec.12.2012
A piece by Stephanie Sun of Huffington Post, published today.