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Bard

Bard

For the first time in a while, I have a new writing project. Okay, perhaps that’s not the most accurate way of describing it. I’ve got another project on the go, known to my Twitter and Tumblr followers as #secretthing, but that’s something a bit different. I’ve also been writing poetry, blog posts, and book reviews in varying quantities for the last few months. Every now and again, when I have ideas, I write random scenes for Death & Fairies…

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No Justice, No Peace

No Justice, No Peace

In the summer of this year I was working on a novel about assassins and found myself unable to continue with it, putting it aside because the situation in Ferguson hit a little too close to home, and I couldn’t justify working on that book at that time. I went back to it. I finished the first draft. My NaNo project this year is rewriting it to make it better, but once again, I am faced with a decision about…

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When Should Books Be Banned?

When Should Books Be Banned?

How far can you go in a book before people start to react negatively to it, perhaps even to the point of banning it? How far should you go? These days, the Western world is so obsessed with feeling like they’ve got total freedom of speech that banning a book usually results in an internet outrage and numerous petitions, even if it’s only forbidding it to be taught in schools and not expressly banning it completely. (See: Looking For Alaska, where much of nerdfighteria…

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