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 →


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 →

NaNoWriMo and the Diversity in SFF Debate

In the last week since the NaNoWriMo site has been revamped, I've been spending some (probably more than is wise) time poking around in the forums, especially the fantasy forums, because, hey, that's my thing. I've been keeping an eye on one thread in particular called 'What do you want to see more of in... Continue Reading →

On History and Fantasy

As a bookworm, the thing that I enjoy reading most, besides fantasy, is historical fiction. I've always had a fondness for history and, for me, reading books which take place in historical settings is just as magical as exploring carefully constructed secondary worlds. Much of fantasy is based on history, in some way or another.... Continue Reading →

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