Experiencing Drama

“Good night, good night. Parting is such sweet sorrow that I’ll say good night until tonight becomes tomorrow.“ Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2 Drama imitates. Poetry animates. Short stories fixate. While these three forms of literature share common elements, they often use them differently, or for a different end. Short stories focus onContinue reading “Experiencing Drama”

Writers on Writing: Louise Marley

LOUISE MARLEY is a prolific writer of science fiction/fantasy and historical fiction with strong female characters. She has been awarded the Endeavor Award three times. She has written under the pseudonyms Cate Campbell, Louisa Morgan, and Toby Bishop. Ms. Marley used to sing professionally with the Seattle Opera and music features significantly in several ofContinue reading “Writers on Writing: Louise Marley”

The Writing Life: Survival Lessons

I am a prolific reader. I’ve always loved escaping into amazing realms. From school days spent in the library, avoiding bullies, through today when I am fortunate enough to earn an income reading, editing, and writing, books have been like a best friend. They are a source of comfort, inspiration, and a well of infiniteContinue reading “The Writing Life: Survival Lessons”

Connecting with Poetry

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute.  We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race.  And the human race is filled with passion.  And medicine, law, business, engineering – these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life.  But poetry, beauty, romance, love – these are what weContinue reading “Connecting with Poetry”

Engaging in Reading

Reading is an active, engaged exercise.  It involves considering the material and connecting it to your life in some way.  Asking yourself the following questions while you read will help you connect more deeply to literature.  What you learn from these explorations will make you a more effective communicator as you’ll be able to shareContinue reading “Engaging in Reading”

Writers on Writing: Jonathan Maberry

JONATHAN MABERRY is a New York Times best-selling and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning horror and thriller author, editor, comic book writer, magazine feature writer, playwright, content creator and writing teacher/lecturer. He was named one of the Today’s Top Ten Horror Writers. His books have been sold to more than two-dozen countries. ANGELA: Where do yourContinue reading “Writers on Writing: Jonathan Maberry”

Dystopian Fiction

Dystopian fiction is very popular with teens this days.  It’s less popular for some adults who think it’s too grim.  However, many writers, teachers and even doctors agree that young people can benefit from reading dystopian fiction.  Some parents are reading and recommending such novels to their teens.  Despite the recent debate, these types ofContinue reading “Dystopian Fiction”