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Wonderbook by Jeff VanderMeer and illustrated by Jeremy Zerfoss – A Review

I’d originally seen this book on a table at a writer’s conference. It caught my eye because it’s larger than most of the books in the writing genre. It also lacks the simplistic cover that many in the section have…. Continue Reading →

diy MFA by Gabriela Pereira – A Review

TW: None that I recall off-hand in the book itself, though some of the pieces cited were pretty sexist and had character death and stigmatization of someone with mental illness This resource is pretty unique in that it’s more than… Continue Reading →

The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler – A Review

TW for gendered content Christopher Vogler builds on Joseph Campbell’s works in this book. Campbell had originally written The Hero with a Thousand Faces in the 1940s, detailing a theory that every story ever written had the same basic structure,… Continue Reading →

On Writing by Stephen King – A Review

TW for the book: medical trauma, death, suicide, alcohol, drugs, racist homophobic and ableist slurs, car crash, injury, blood Stephen King has, as of writing this, published 54 novels and about 200 short stories. He is one of the most… Continue Reading →

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