The Sword Inspiration Pieces: The Red Badge of Courage

I read this when in high school and it made a very small effect on me. I liked it, but it’s slog through the awareness of a Union private undergoing his first battle seemed very small-potatoes to me, a snail-eyed view of an epoch-defining conflict. The Red Badge of Courage seemed to reduce the entire Civil … More The Sword Inspiration Pieces: The Red Badge of Courage

Lit Fic is a Genre

At least, that’s the takeaway I have from this Sarah Hoyt Post at Mad Genius Club. Look, most twentieth century literature we were forced to read — particularly late 20th century literature — was written to be “what university professors like.” A dash of unearned superiority, a bit of social critique and always, always, every … More Lit Fic is a Genre

Just a Quick Update…

Managed to get through Chapter Ten of The Sword yesterday. That’s three chapters finished this week. Progress = solid. Right now, cleaning up some things for the next issue of Unnamed Journal. Then, back to the grind. In the meantime, here’s a review of Ready Player One that pretty well confirms my expectations. The overwhelming majority of … More Just a Quick Update…