Tag: writer

Interview with Lynette Bacon-Nguyen

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? I didn’t realize I wanted to be a writer, I just started writing things. I have a heavy background in roleplaying games both tabletop and text base, and I consumed a ton of media… Continue Reading “Interview with Lynette Bacon-Nguyen”

I Write to Right my Mind By Eleanor Amicucci

All art forms are for two: the audience, and the artist. As the artist, one seeks to create something that will move the audience, teach them, humor them, or simply make them think about a topic in a new way. At the same time… Continue Reading “I Write to Right my Mind By Eleanor Amicucci”

Balancing business and family in Allison Pearson’s “I Don’t Know How She Does It” and Iris Novak’s “An Independent Woman in Yugoslavia”

Allison Pearson’s I Don’t Know How She Does It and Iris Novak’s An Independent Woman in Yugoslavia were written in two different countries and describe different times: the first speaks about the U.K. in the 21st century and the second about the ex- Yugoslavia… Continue Reading “Balancing business and family in Allison Pearson’s “I Don’t Know How She Does It” and Iris Novak’s “An Independent Woman in Yugoslavia””

How did The Short Story Collective come about? by Andrew Innes

The greatest trick the writer ever pulled off was to convince the reader that the worlds and images painted within the mind through the written word are real. Perhaps the second greatest trick was to convince them that this all came about through some… Continue Reading “How did The Short Story Collective come about? by Andrew Innes”

THE PATHS OF GLORY by Mary M. Schmidt

The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow’r,          And all that beauty, all that wealth e’er gave, Awaits alike th’ inevitable hour.          The paths of glory lead but to the grave.                               …Thomas Gray    November 22, 1963:  I was all of 17, a… Continue Reading “THE PATHS OF GLORY by Mary M. Schmidt”

Interview with Hamour Baika

Where did you get your idea for your book? This story was inspired by the song Hotel by Tori Amos: A chance encounter in a hotel turns into a romantic experience, which leads to a breakage point, and the protagonist finds themselves at the… Continue Reading “Interview with Hamour Baika”

Reality is Elusively Absurd by Brian Petkash

Reality is elusively absurd. To render in art the every day, the rhythm, and meter of life, can be a fool’s errand. One must first set out to define what is real, it seems, and then develop a method of sending one’s fictional reality… Continue Reading “Reality is Elusively Absurd by Brian Petkash”

The Sins of Others by Florian Schneider (Book Review #839)

The sins of others is a historical fiction set in 1933. It tells the story of Ben Heimlich, an English conflict zone photographer, and his estranged mother, who happens to be a militant fanatic on the run. Although Ben’s life may seem ideal, he… Continue Reading “The Sins of Others by Florian Schneider (Book Review #839)”

Hazard by Cosmin Onofrei (Book Review #833)

Hazard is a self-help book written by a spiritual evolution teacher who wishes to voice the notion that there are different forces at play that affect every moment of your life.  According to the author, Hazard is the arbitrary force that points to each… Continue Reading “Hazard by Cosmin Onofrei (Book Review #833)”