Monthly Archives: March 2011

When disaster strikes

When Disaster Strikes—How Writers Can Safeguard their Work Part One Earthquake. Japan, 2011. New Zealand, 2011. Haiti, 2010. Floods in Australia. Red mud in Hungary. Hurricane Karl in Veracruz. After disasters such as these, we mourn the lost lives, the … Continue reading

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Ghost Novel Review: Beloved

Beloved by Toni Morrison If you forced me at knife point to describe this novel in one word, that word would be astonishing. Or maybe devastating. Beloved is the grandame by which other ghost novels will be judged. Many will … Continue reading

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The Right to Write

Barrack Obama isn’t black enough. You’ve heard that, right? Amy Tan isn’t Chinese enough. Maxine Hong Kingston ditto. Chang-rae Lee isn’t Korean enough. Picture me, a writer exploring Korean characters and culture, biting my nails. I can trace four ancestral … Continue reading

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Ghost Novel Review: The Little Stranger

Greetings! I hope you love ghost novels as much as I do. My aim is to review novels slanted toward the literary or romance realms as opposed to books falling into the horror genre. (Pure horror creeps me out…) Suggestions … Continue reading

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