The Commute from Hell

I left my apartment, smiling at the blue sky and the man who held the door for me. Today was looking up. Things started going downhill once I got to the Sterling St. Manhattan-bound 2,5 platform. “Due to a broken rail the 2 will be running on the express tracks between Franklin Ave. and Atlantic … Continue reading

20 Most Awe Inspiring Writer’s Rooms

This post originally posted at and written by the folks at Enjoy! As a college student, you might do most of your writing holed up in your dorm room or library cubicle — hardly an inspirational setting for getting your creative juices flowing. While a great writer doesn’t always need a beautiful setting to create … Continue reading

25 Fascinating Brain Books Anyone Can Enjoy

originally posted at Enjoy! Considering everyone has a brain (at least in a physical sense), it’s behooving of all people to at least put forth some modicum of effort to educate themselves on how the thing actually works. Unfortunately, the oft-frustrating tangle of neurological, psychological and cognitive jargon and science precludes many from exploring a subject they … Continue reading

Where to Begin?

I started writing an urban fantasy novel in March 2010. My boring interneship (in which I sat and sat and sat at a computer all day) inspired me to do something more with my time. I’d always loved to read, and was one of those people who dreamed of writing a novel. So, I figured … Continue reading

Writers Taking on 2011: Part I

writers taking on 2011

Melissa Bond started writing Sweet Lucidity in 2008. She wanted to create a paranormal fantasy novel for adults; something with a complex plot, characters, and world… but without the graphic sex scenes so common in the genre. She finished the novel in 2009, excited to begin the process of finding an agent. Of getting her … Continue reading

Will I?

If I close my eyes, When I look in the mirror Will I see my soul?

Tagore – No. 88

I’ve been having a pretty stressful day…reading this poem helped me breathe a bit easier. Hope it helps you too! Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was a pretty awesome guy: he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913, and protested the British rule in India alongside Mahatma Gandhi. He sought to promote humanism and international understanding … Continue reading

Think you can beat me?

Via Have you read more than 6 of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here. I’ve  finished 37 and partially read 9 of these 100 books and I’m only 22. I should be able to finish the rest before I kick the bucket … Continue reading

Una Poema

15 de octubre 2009 Poema imitando Jaime Gil de Biedma   De qué sirve, quisiera yo saber, maquillarte, Cepillarte el pelo, vestirte en ropa cara y bonita? Tienes novia, puta, No necesitas tratar ahora.   Porque tratas de atraer los hombres, Actuar como soltera, coquetear con Cualquier hombre alrededor, mujer insegura, Cuando siempre vengo a … Continue reading

Missing Bill Glavin

Bill Glavin: a cynical old man with a marshmallow heart. I know, you’re probably wondering how that’s possible. Well, here goes. Glavin worked at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications (Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY) for 37 years. His time as a Magazine Journalism professor spanned four decades. And through those four decades, he was … Continue reading

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