Book Reviews

Saturday Summary: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

This book was given to me as a Christmas gift about two years ago. It’s a collection of short stories that deal with themes such as death, fate and the past. And while Stephen King is generally known for writing horror, he also writes in the vein of poetry, science fiction and fantasy, and this book was a good blend of all three.  Continue reading “Saturday Summary: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams”

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Friday Favourites: Great Short Fiction Reads for Your Weekend

This Friday, I decided to focus on short fiction pieces. I’ve been exposing myself to more short stories and poems because it’s a story format that I really enjoy. I also admire people that master this writing format really well, especially fellow bloggers.

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Monday Minute: Short Stories vs. Novels

At the moment, I’m working on a short story that I want to submit to a literary magazine. Short stories are not my forte but over the last year, I’ve been practicing by writing a few. Almost all of them have gone unfinished. I’ve only written a few flash fictions (both on this blog and outside of it) and short stories that I like. However, the more I practice the  more I feel confident about writing them. I feel like short stories are kind of neglected and overlooked. The novel seems to be looked at as the ultimate goal for the writer. It makes me wonder though–which form do you find more difficult to write? Short stories or novels? Which do you prefer and why?  Continue reading “Monday Minute: Short Stories vs. Novels”

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Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Anne Rice

“When I’m writing, the darkness is always there. I go where the pain is.”  -Anne Rice    

As someone who tends to write sad and dark stories, I find drawing on painful emotions to be extremely helpful in creating a piece. Continue reading “Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Anne Rice”

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Monday Minute: Creating Inspiration

This past weekend, I was looking at some literary magazines and found one that I really liked. I even ended up buying an issue of it to read the submissions. After mulling over what I might want to submit to them though, I came up empty. Continue reading “Monday Minute: Creating Inspiration”