Massive Post of NaNoWriMo Awesomeness

Every autumn since 2005, I've spent preparing (or sometimes scrambling last minute) for the start of November, and the beginning of National Novel Writing Month. For those of you that don't know, NaNoWriMo is a challenge to write a novel of at least 50,000 words in the thirty days during the month of November. I'm... Continue Reading →

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Daily Prompt 10/28/2013

From "Back In NYC" off of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. “I don't care who I hurt, I don't care who I do wrong. This is your mess I'm stuck in, I really don't belong.” - Rutherford/Banks/Hackett/Gabriel/Collins

WtF a Fantasy Podcast #16 – Juvenile Fantasy

Here’s the audio version of the week’s broadcast. Feel free to download and take it with you! Last night on the webcast we talked about juvenile fantasy, and how it isn’t just for kids. We discussed several works in the genre including The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Chronicles of Narnia, A Wrinkle in Time,... Continue Reading →

Children’s Literature: Not Just for Children (Duh)

As a children's librarian I feel I've earned enough of a soapbox to proclaim and vehemently defend the age-old conviction that children's books are not just for children (duh.) While that may seem like common sense to most, one look in a Barnes & Noble will tell you otherwise: if you're looking for a copy... Continue Reading →

Byzantium–Just Another Vampire Movie?

For those of you out there that know me well, you know how much I love vampire stories. Yes, I'm one of those people that will probably read/watch something just because it has vampires in it. Do I think vampires are overdone, both in books and film/television? Hell yes. For every good vampire story out... Continue Reading →

WtF a Fantasy Podcast #15 – Contemporary Fantasy

Here’s the audio version of the week’s broadcast. Feel free to download and take it with you! During yesterday’s webcast we talked about contemporary fantasy and some of the things that define it as a genre. We discussed various books, television shows, and movies that are good examples of contemporary fantasy as well. Tune in... Continue Reading →

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