Whether I like it or not, my education has made me more of a literary snob than I once was or really want to be. It’s not intentional, but I seem to be unable to read anything without putting a critical slant on it or dissecting it in some way. I have been trained, whether… Continue reading The Worth of Franchise Fiction
I have read all seven Harry Potter books, seen all five movies, and I look forward to the theme park being built in Orlando, Florida, and somehow, I hate Harry Potter. I have seen the first two seasons of Buffy The Vampire Slayer with plans to finish the series by the end of the year,… Continue reading Hero Hating
I love school. I always have. College and grad school, however, seemed to stifle my creativity in regard to writing. To steal a term from Stephen King’s Duma Key, I think that this month has been an “unbottling” phase for me. I have been writing every time I get the urge and sometimes when I… Continue reading Does College Stifle Academic Creativity?
So Jennifer found a quote on the IMDB board tonight about “To Kill A Mockingbird.” I don’t remember the exact quote, but it was something along the lines of “If I wrote one book that was half as good as “To Kill A Mockingbird,” then it would have to be better than all the Stephen… Continue reading Writers Gotta Write; Haters Gotta Hate