Rats. Readers, I planned to have another Writerly Sound Bites prepared for today, but that didn't pan out. In lieu of that, I highly recommend reading Mr. J.D. Cowan's post linked below. His article is informative and very on point; if you are a writer or wish to be one, this piece will be of … Continue reading Reposted: Low to High
Whew! There has been a fair bit going on behind the scenes here at Song, readers. I do not want to talk about all of it yet, as there is still some work to be done before any announcements are forthcoming. But I will say that it looks promising, though it might be some time … Continue reading Bulletin: Caroline’s Newsletter
Check out this fantastic piece by author Kai Wai Cheah, readers! Ingredients of Action Horror Action horror. A fiction contradiction if there ever was one. Action stories are about agency: the character’s ability to act on the environment, to overcome all odds, to destroy all foes in his path. Horror relies heavily on a lack of agency: … Continue reading Reposted: Ingredients of Action Horror
….And sometimes, it has a happier ending! If you have ever been cursed with the task of reading Lord of the Flies, then you may find the true story far more interesting. It is certainly more uplifting since – spoiler alert – no one actually died! Learn more about the events that inspired the book … Continue reading Truth Is Stranger than Fiction….
There are writers who dislike how Professor Tolkien’s magnum opus is considered the last word in modern fantasy. Most of their argument revolves around how present authors in the field of fantasy ignore shorter action/adventure tales in the “pulp” format of fantasy for epics that practically copy and paste from The Lord of the Rings.* … Continue reading Shades and Shadows: The “Pulp” Aspects of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings
Click the link to find out more, readers! Middle Ages Merlin manuscript found in Bristol University library Published 30 January 2019 Fragments of a manuscript from the Middle Ages which tell the story of Merlin the magician from Arthurian legend have been found in a library. Seven hand-written fragments were found by the University of … Continue reading A New Look at the Arthurian Cycle!
This story is fantastic, primarily because it is true. Reading this article, one can see where George Lucas may have acquired at least some of his ideas for the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk, which fans can visually explore in games such as Knights of the Old Republic* and The Force Unleashed*. Gamers who enjoy a … Continue reading When Artists Go to War
Forgive the Jim Croce* reference, readers, but it was the first thing that sprang to mind. If you have not heard any of his songs yet, I highly recommend checking them out after you read this article. That man could sing! Enjoy the piece, readers: Once Upon a Time: The Importance of Fairy Tales for … Continue reading Fairy Tales and Memories….
Pearls Before Swine is not the best comic strip, nor is it this author’s favorite. But it does tend to be funny more often than not, and sometimes it can even be profound. Witness the three panel comic below: I will admit that I smiled when I first read this strip. No matter how you … Continue reading “Joy to the Fishes in the Deep Blue Sea….”
Check out this great piece by John C. Wright, readers: Fictions and Faith: Catholic Sci-Fi Writer John C. Wright Discusses His Craft Convert-writer feels no need to hide his faith from his readers. BOOKS | JUL. 11, 2020 K.V. Turley “No science fiction writer is imaginative enough to have pictured this combination of hysteria, incompetence, malice … Continue reading Words from a Master