Congratulations on Everything, by Nathan Whitlock, gives a window, with magnified detail, into someone’s very realistic and human life. Jeremy and Charlene, the two main protagonists’ of the novel, are not super-human, or thrown into super-human situations. Their trails are linked to the very real struggles of dealing with the limitations of our mortality as … More Book Review: Congratulations on Everything
A short story can have many faces. They can span lifetimes, or show a snapshot of one particular life changing moment. What the short story can accomplish is up to the writer–how they utilize this story telling tool. A stories effectiveness in relaying a message is usually tied to how the writer chooses to showcase … More What Can Crisis Do For You?
The old red-bricked breweries were covered in shining Christmas lights and garlands. Makeshift shacks threw warmth on the crowded streets as vendors sold mulled wine, craft beers or organic honey. The smell of French fries, classic Canadian poutine, schnitzel and sausages melded almost too well with Christmas spices of cinnamon and cloves. Where are we? … More Christmas Magic, Where did it Go?
This November’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) was a first for me. I had known about the challenge for years but always balked at the goal. How could I write 50 000 words in 30 days? Impossible, I scoffed. But I read the articles, the blog posts, heard the first-hand experiences of NaNoWriMo, and was blown … More NaNoWriMo Virgin Reflections
In the past few years, horror writer John C. Adams has seen countless short stories published in multiple anthologies. Her work has been longlisted for the Aeon award twice, once in 2012 and again in 2013, and she currently works as a trainee reader for Albedo One Magazine, Ireland’s longest-running and foremost magazine for the … More Horror Writer John C. Adams talks Writing, Inspiration, and the Making of a Good Story
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Contradiction: A combination of statements, ideas, or features of a situation that are opposed to one another Words: 100 As a contradiction I draw quite the crowd. They come from all stations of life to see and mock me with false fear. I see children, young men and woman in furs and cheap imitations. My … More A-Z Storytelling: C is for… Contradiction