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Happy New Year, guys. I know I haven’t been as active on here as I should, but all that’s about to change. I don’t believe in New Years’ resolutions, but I totally believe in constantly trying to better yourself. So here’s to hoping I actually post some stuff this year, eh? Writing can be super […]

The Rule of Three

Western culture is preoccupied with the number Three. Everything comes in Threes: husband, wife, child; life, death, limbo; solid, liquid, gas; beginning, middle, end. Even the symbol “3” appeals to us because it is round, balanced, and resembles both breasts and a butt at the same time. This social obsession with Three is apparent in […]


I’ve never done National Novel Writing Month before because I’m usually in the middle of a years-long slog through some much longer project. This year, though, it’s perfect timing. I’m both 1. starting a new novel idea and 2. suffering from terrible writer’s block. NaNoWriMo is just what I need to get back in the […]

Dune by Frank Herbert

I began reading this book having been told it was like Star Wars meets Lord of the Rings. Even with those impossibly high comparisons, Dune blew my mind. It’s the story of Paul, a duke’s son whose family is sent to rule the desert planet of Arrakis. Arrakis has no water, no large civilizations — nothing but sand and spice, […]

The Fairy Tale

By David, Christy, Meredith and Annie (unless, of course, this story is insulting to you in any way, in which case Kevin wrote it) Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess named Princess Christa. Princess Christa was tall and funny and smart and witty and kind and undoubtedly rich and a bit of […]

Voice Week: Friday – Scout

Hi everyone! I feel so bad I didn’t get to putting this up on Friday. In my defense, it was my best friend’s birthday and I had duties. I hope you enjoy this final voice week installment of Scout, the Rose of Ashbrook’s page. I’ve seen how the Rose will die, and it’s not as […]