National Novel Writing Month Kick-off Next Week

Writers get excited about National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) like kids get excited about gifts at the holidays. It’s fun, it’s fulfilling, and it can be frenetic. Why? Because you’re trying to write a novel during the month of November. That’s 30 days, people. And if you can’t finish it, you can at least make…

Books to Film: Darlings and Disasters

Yesterday, my mother and I shopped, ate, and saw “Water for Elephants.” I finished the book the night before and, as a fan of film (and student of it as well during my days as a mass communications undergrad), I relish the idea of reading a book and seeing how a director takes it to…