Book Review: Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice in 61 Haiku (1,037 syllables)

By Colleen Chesebro   Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice in 61 Haiku by James W. Gaynor (1,037 syllables) MY RECOMMENDATION: Fans of Jane Austen’s famous book Pride and Prejudice will fall in love with the creative poetic genius of author and poet, James W. Gaynor. If you’ve ever read the classic novel, you might have found […]

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Never Too Many Cooks: Literary Recipes in a Flash

By Charli Mills A chef in the kitchen is not unlike a writer at a desk. Both feel the heat of what it takes to transform a raw start into an end worth savoring. A chef chops vegetables to maximize flavor and texture the way a writer slices sentence structure to evoke reader response. One […]

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Pride and Prejudice Revisited: with #HaikuJim

Emily Dickinson once famously remarked that if she felt as though the top of her head were taken off, she knew she was reading poetry. And who among us did not read “It is a truth universally acknowledged, …” and feel our heads explode? But the poetic nature of Austen’s  first lines has not been explored — […]

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Publication day – The Life Assistance Agency

As many of you know I have been impatiently waiting for this book. I hope you will all support this amazing author.❤️Shareen   When you have a public platform of the magnitude of Idle Blogs it seems churlish not to announce today as the day I hand in my notice at work. If I was a […]

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Book Review: Drake and the Fliers written by Allison Maruska

Review by Noah Ainslie The story is about a virus that infected everyone in the world and killed everyone who was twenty or older or was not going through puberty. I thought the title, Drake and the Fliers, was interesting. It pulled me in. I wanted to know what “fliers” meant. *spoilers ahead* I learned […]

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My Favorite Books About Writing Nonfiction

Originally posted on Jennifer Keishin Armstrong:
I always love reading about writing. I caution students about spending so much time reading about it that they never actually do it, but these books in particular have been invaluable in shaping my own approaches to writing. Some of them focus on nonfiction specifically, while many are great…

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