Thoughts and Inspiration for Creative Writers

-from Chrysalis Editorial

Review of The Bricks That Built the Houses by Kate Tempest

Molasses-slow backstories trip up an otherwise entertaining tale of love, ambition, and millennials in modern-day London. I love Kate Tempest’s name. I love her look, too, for its Joplin-esque qualities. And I especially love some of Tempest’s craftsmanship in her debut novel, The Bricks That Built the Houses. Tempest’s work is worth reading if only […]

Novel Listicles: What do you think about them?

First, I suppose I should ask, have you heard of the word listicles? I had not until I read Ann Leary’s The Children, a novel in which one of the characters refers to articles that include lists, which seems to be an increasingly popular trend, a way to entice people to read on. Like: 10 […]