From Gamer to Writer

Often, as creators, we take inspiration from the myths, legends, or work of those who came before us – game developer Ziba Scott has taken that to a whole new level with the game Elegy for a Dead World, available on Steam (a gaming platform that any serious computer gamer should Read more…

Missing NaNoWriMo

Graduate school. It’s killer. Unfortunately and fortunately, graduate school is everything I was told it would be. Stress and anxiety are overwhelming, your research builds up to the point that you feel like you can never finish it, and the teaching/coursework load is a force to be reckoned with all Read more…

How to Read an Academic Article

I recently stumbled across a pair of articles over at Science that resonated with me as a first year grad student taking a ‘Readings in Cellular and Molecular Biology’ class. The first article by Adam Ruben (a bit sarcastic) opens with “Nothing makes you feel stupid quite like reading a scientific journal article”; I recall Read more…

Great Projects for the Creative Collaborator

Recently, the amazing people over at Storm Cellar Quarterly brought my attention to a project called Wikipoesis. According to the Wikipoesis website, “Wikipoesis is an experiment in collective creativity. This project asserts a participatory aesthetic that promotes process over product, flux over finality. Wikipoesis emphasizes the communal construction of poetic significance.” It’s Read more…

Weariland Review: YA Fantasy

A quick thank you to Merge Publishing for the book copy – there’s currently a giveaway for this book happening here. I’m honored to have this opportunity to review this work. The best word to describe Mary Shotwell’s recent young adult novel, Weariland, is particularly apt given its cast of characters; that word Read more…