Monthly Archives: October 2011

Book Review: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury How apropos to read and review this novel the week before Halloween. The story takes place—you guessed it—the week before Halloween. Will Halloway and James Nightshade are small town teens, reversed mirror … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Challenge for Readers and Writers of the Paranormal

R.I.P Challenge As writers we always hear, “Connect with others who share your interests.” Everyone tells you to do it, but no one tells you how to do it. In my case, I find it hard to connect with folks … Continue reading

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Ghost Novel Review: The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill David R. Godine, 138 pages   I do a writing assignment with my students called “Which is Better—the Book or the Movie?” Doesn’t matter if it’s a black-and-white classic or a Technicolor blockbuster, … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Assignment: Let the Poem Speak

Many fiction writers and memoirists seek inspiration from reading poetry. I’m not a regular poetry reader, but I never tire of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” and I enjoy Frost, Cummings, Crane, Rich, Dickinson. I’m going to let … Continue reading

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