Abandon Origins?

Sam, The past decade (and then some) has given us something many thought would never happen: comic book stories part of the cultural zeitgeist. This “revival” had allowed for the Muggles of comics to take them seriously. Accordingly, there has to be a proper introduction to the characters and worlds they operate in. This is…

The Rule of Rumor in ‘Goblet of Fire’ Part I

Sam, J. K. Rowling understands the importance of public opinion. From everyone mistaking Hagrid as opening the Chamber of Secrets to Umbridge “keeping the peace” when Voldemort returned, the Potter series is a battleground between what is known and what is truth. With the introduction of regular articles from the Daily Prophet, Harry Potter and the Goblet…

Eleven Years Ago . . .

Sam, Eleven years ago, I started writing seriously. Eleven years ago, I was halfway through middle school, bolting to class early to savor those extra five minutes in my own world. Eleven years ago, I didn’t have an agent. Eleven years ago, I wasn’t published. . . . . . . I’m still not. But…

When the Turkey’s Ready and Only Then

Sam, I write to you this post at a timely moment. November hosts the annual challenge many writers will take up: National Novel Writing Month. The objective of NaNoWriMo is to compose a 50,000 word manuscript within the dates of November 1 and November 30. Whether or not you accomplish the assigned criterion by November’s end…

Tales & Trails

Sam (S.omebody who A.in’t M.e), This summer has flown by. Hasn’t it? For some it’s prime reading time outdoors under the sun. There’s no better season to stretch out on the beach with a good book or staying inside during a summer storm hooked by that title you always meant to get in to. Now,…

The Privileges of Art

Sam, There has been an increase incidents from ISIS in the past weeks, namely the attacks on Paris. However, like many of those who keep up with the news and internet trends, Parisians aren’t the only ones who are suffering. While the losses of the United States’ first ally were great, it is well known that…

Happy Halloween! The Holiday for Imagination

Sam, Time for the only day where you get to become whatever you want, and nobody can call you out for it! I can easily recall how I went to class at Uni dressed in some sort of costume just because I could. So get out and show your Halloween spirit. It only comes around once…

They’re Off Again . . . Hogwarts Bound!

Sam, It’s that time again. Today, at the eleven o’clock on the dot, Hogwarts students will be already settled on the Hogwarts Express as the train leaves Kings Cross Station, London. They’re chatting excitedly about the summer’s events or speculating what they’ll learn this year. No matter if you’re a first year or seventh, today is…

Disney College Program – I GOT IN!

Sam, I’m about to take the next great step of my creative career. I got into the Disney College Program for Fall 2015! I was just sitting on the bus from Uni today, and I happened to check my email not expecting anything. When I saw wdwcollegerecruiting as an unread message my heard stopped but immediately sprang…

Can Writers have a God Complex?

Sam, I thought of a notion that writers, any artist really, could envision their characters becoming self aware. Characters who realized there is this being above the page that fished them out of their imagination and decided they were worthy spending countless hours of editing and devotion to create. The question can be expanded to is…