Fiction, Poetry, Reviews

Susan Thurston’s “Sister of Grendel”: a cultural critique of the epic hero

“And I have at last accounted for this last part of my story.” Beowulf’s voice surrounds me, and his image again appears whole before me. Beowulf the warrior reaches out his hand as if to touch me. I extend mine toward him. “Which causes more pain, I wonder. The words unsaid or the words not… Continue reading Susan Thurston’s “Sister of Grendel”: a cultural critique of the epic hero

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Tracy Lee Karner
Essay, Fiction

Who does and does not read literary fiction?

In essence, the best Genre Fiction contains great writing, with the goal of telling a captivating story to escape from reality. Literary Fiction is comprised of the heart and soul of a writer’s being, and is experienced as an emotional journey through the symphony of words, leading to a stronger grasp of the universe and… Continue reading Who does and does not read literary fiction?

Carol Bodensteiner
Fiction

Carol Bodensteiner, author of the historical novel “Go Away Home” offers media marketing tips to writers. 

Welcome to another post in my series about published writers who help other writers. Click here to access my series about writers who blog about writing.  Carol Bodensteiner is a writer who finds inspiration in the places, people, culture and history of the Midwest. After a successful career in public relations consulting (she is professionally accredited by the Public… Continue reading Carol Bodensteiner, author of the historical novel “Go Away Home” offers media marketing tips to writers. 

Tracy Lee Karner
Essay, Fiction

10 steps to happiness, from 14th-century Italy

"We wish and command that everyone who values our good grace shall bring only cheerful news... wherever he may come from, and whatever he may hear or see." Giovanni Boccaccio, “The Decameron” (written in 1348, in Italy) When circumstances become challenging and discouraging, it sometimes helps me to take a broader perspective. History shows that… Continue reading 10 steps to happiness, from 14th-century Italy