Last Monday, I reviewed Jodi Picoult’s newest novel, A SPARK OF LIGHT, which is little more than a pro-choice treatise impugning the privileged white man (cis male) as well as those whack-a-doodle Christians who are nuttier than Austin Powers’ coffee. I didn’t set out to follow up Picoult’s exercise in misery by reading another novel … More In the Matter of Life and Death
Bestselling author, Jodi Picoult has a plot formula that works for her. In each of her books, she tackles a specific controversial issue through the eyes of characters who find themselves in the cross-hairs of a given moral dilemma. Her latest novel is no exception. In Picoult’s SPARK OF LIGHT, characters grapple with the repercussions … More A Spark of Light or the Kiss of Death?
Maybe Guy Lombardo’s hit song, “Auld Lang Syne” was better back in the 1920’s than today…think about it–we need massive quantities of alcohol to bring us to sing the dog, and even so, we can barely remember the lyrics. I mean, who really needs a song celebrating the fair-weather friends who come and go in … More Auld Lang Syne or See Ya Later, Sucker?
Nothing rouses anxiety and depression quite like the happiest time of the year. According to poll by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, nearly three-fourths of participants reported feeling more anxious or depressed during the holiday season.* But I don’t need no stinking studies to validate this data. All I have to do is … More Are One of These Christmas Ghosts Killing Your Holidays?
We’re in the Christmas countdown and crunch. How’s the writing going? Need a little inspiration? Here are three prompts to close out 2018’s monthly series of Foxy Writing Prompts. Get your #creativity on and let your freak stocking fly.