Take this as a friendly reminder: National Novel Writing Month will soon be upon us once more. Will you be prepared when it arrives? Continue reading Now is the time to prepare for National Novel Writing Month When November rolls around, will you be prepared?
A man on his lunch break watches a father reading to his daughter, wondering why the little girl isn’t in school. But let’s not be too quick to judge. Continue reading A Tuesday at Noon
In Luke Mogelson’s debut collection, “These Heroic, Happy Dead,” we experience the raw, unflinching lives of war veterans through an empathetic lens. Continue reading These heroic, unhappy stories: An honest book review Plainly, this is an important collection.
What began more than 100 years ago in a battle between major New York newspapermen now seems tailored to the digital age. Continue reading Why yellow journalism is (still) thriving It seems the strategy was tailored to the digital age.
There are very few days from elementary school that I remember with such clarity. That day was different. That day was September 11th, 2001. Continue reading Honoring the fallen means feeling the pain again September 11th shall never pass without thoughtful reflection.
Amazon is the worldwide leader in online retail. Is its new move to physical bookstores a good thing? Continue reading Amazon bookstores: Good or bad for the industry? The massive online retailer is taking to the streets.
There’s a new biopic about J.D. Salinger’s life, and he wouldn’t be pleased about it. Continue reading Why J.D. Salinger would be disappointed with his biopic The stories he felt compelled to share with the world were not about himself.
It’s a lot more than just a day off work. Labor Day represents the grit, ambition and hard work that built the United States. Continue reading Why do we celebrate Labor Day? It’s a lot more than just a day off work.
The physical book seemed to be dying. But after years of physical book sales decreasing and ebook sales increasing, have the tides finally turned? Continue reading Are physical books making a comeback? In an increasingly digital world, this would be great news.
As the world goes digital, our obsession with studying metrics grows, whether it’s actually useful or not. But please, keep the metrics out of literature. Continue reading Why do we let numbers speak for literature? The literary world is, after all, innately qualifiable.
The story of an old man living on the tranquil waters of Lake Huron. To outsiders it seems he has it made, but the haunting of lost love goes unseen. Continue reading On the Sunrise Side
You have a story. It’s been rolling around in your mind for months, maybe years. But there is only one way to put it on paper. Continue reading The only way to put words on paper That story in your head isn’t going to write itself.