Room by Emma Donoghue

[rating=4] Riveting. Read this nearly in one sitting. Incredibly well crafted, ‘Room’ is a crazy but successful exercise in trying to inhabit the minds of people whose experience is far outside your own ken. I wonder if Emma Donoghue wrote this purely from reading reports of abductions, or if she interviewed women who have lived […]

Novel Writing Software: Yes, there’s an app for that

Being the huge nerd that I am, I assumed that there had to be a modern-day alternative to writing a novel by scribbling with a pencil in a notebook by candlelight (although I still enjoy that method), or hammering at a typewriter by the glow of a 40-watt lightbulb (like that one, too). Switching from […]