Motivation: Food and Books

The truth is this: wonderful books inspire me to write. However, food plays a big role in my writing process. No jokes, my loves. Food is the foundation of my writing process. It is the unsung hero of word upon word of storytelling. Different foods are useful for different things in my writing process. For…

Bi-Weekly Book Recommendation: Of Love & Other Demons

“For you was I born, for you do I have life, for you will I die, for you am I now dying.” ― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Of Love and Other Demons This man needs no introduction. Garcia Marquez has written some of the greatest books in translation. Love in the time of Cholera and One Hundred Years of…

A Trip Down Memory Lane

I’ve been in a serious cleaning kick since last semester ended. I’m sure everyone gets to that moment when they feel like they have too much shit cluttering every piece of space in their room/apartment. I’ve thrown out clothes, old electronics, and–here’s the kicker, my peeps–I’ve decided to throw out my old writing journals from…

Bi-Weekly Book Recommendation: Swordspoint

“Every man lives at swordspoint.” – Ellen Kushner I discovered Kushner’s book at the discussion concerning transgression in novels at Book Culture. (The same one C.S. Pacat was at!) She was the moderator, and one hell of a smart woman. It was a pleasure to listen to her writing process, and an even bigger pleasure…