The Scribophile Writing Blog
Thoughts on music, publishing, and high fantasy from Compton Crook Award-winner James Stoddard.
Special thanks to Scribophile member Everett Kergosien (alias eekwriter) for putting us in touch with this award-winning fantasy author for an interview. James Stoddard's short fiction and article...
by Nina Munteanu • 18 comments
What does it take to be a hero—a female hero— particularly? And does there need to be a difference? The tweets and FB talk and internet buzz out there imply that male heroes differ from female heroes; they embrace differing quests and archetypal roles and reflect different qualities.
For my birthday tomorrow, I’m heading to the cinema to watch the popular — and somewhat controversial — Hunger Games. Well, controversial among some critics and followers of critics, anyway. I came ac...
by Nina Munteanu • 27 comments
“The shape of our language is not rigid,” they tell us. “We have no lawgiver whose word is final.” This is because language is fluid and ever-evolving as the artist’s tool of communication.
During my recent reread of Strunk and White’s “The Elements of Style”, this little book yielded more good advice that I wish to share with you. “The shape of our language is not rigid,” they tell u...
by Nina Munteanu • 8 comments
The genius of art skirts the edge of propriety and comfort to ask the questions that help us define our own humanity.
Imagine the place. Dark and subversive, oozing with 'blasphemous', 'racial', 'offensive', 'obscene', 'Satanic', and 'anarchistic' literature. Its librarian, Janet Yanosko, added her own pithy remarks...
by Nina Munteanu • 17 comments
The burning of an author's books...has always been the tribute that an ignorant age pays to the genius of its time — Joseph Lewis
The burning of an author's books...has always been the tribute that an ignorant age pays to the genius of its time — Joseph Lewis In his 1821 play Almansor the German writer Heinrich Heine (referri...
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