A Writer’s Cover Letter

In the fourth grade, I decided that I wanted to be a writer. That was it, that was what I was going to do. My mom bought a typewriter and a subscription to Writer's Digest for me. My fourth grade teacher gave us cardboard, construction paper and wallpaper samples so we could make our own books. I filled... Continue Reading →


Tip #25: Writing For The 21st Century

I’ve noticed myself doing something when I read a novel which wouldn’t have been possible in the last century, or at least not as easy to do. Are you ever reading a book with a webpage open on your phone or computer at the same time, doing a quick Google search if you encounter something you... Continue Reading →

The Exegesis of PKD

   I bought this as soon as it came out and finally started reading it this weekend. Although PKD was autodidactic and suffering from any number of possible ailments (including straight up revelations), I'm glad I finished my degree before I started reading it. It makes the task a little less daunting (the book is... Continue Reading →

I’m a scholar now?

   This came in the mail this week. Graduating was one thing, but holding this in my hands had a bigger impact on me than I expected. It's like now I am a more adult adult: a "scholar." It's like being an adult with a vocabulary of more obscure words! 

REVIEW: Sean McCloud, “American Possessions”

McCloud, Sean. American Possessions: Fighting Demons in the Contemporary United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. A tome with the ritualistic repetition of a grimoire, Dr. McCloud's American Possessions is haunted by a singular truth, the barest mystery of which possesses the reader until the final moment, when the specter of "neoliberalism" reveals its... Continue Reading →

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