5 female singer-songwriters who put poetry into pop By Ryan Amato When you think of creative writing, chances are you don’t immediately think of music; but you’d be surprised that the same amount of creativity that goes into crafting the powerful metaphors and storylines that can be found in some of your favorite songs on… More Read Between The Lyrics
Sometimes to see, you need to listen first. For almost all of the projects I would create before 2016, I ran into a wall over and over again: For some reason, I couldn’t visualize anything about my stories the way I needed to. It wasn’t because I didn’t have a vivid imagination or that my… More Writing With Sound: Making playlists for your stories
A hush falls over the clearing. The hunter’s voice rings with a metallic clang. The bodies huddled around the fireplace feel the blade pierce the beast’s hide as if it were their own. Before writing, there was word of mouth. Our humble literary blog, and the larger literature scene as we understand it today, would… More Podcasting and the Resurgence of the Oral Tradition by Diana Koehm
I’ve been doing some thinking on Kendrick Lamar lately. His new album, untitled unmastered is great, but that is to be expected. I don’t have any more to say on it than your average music reviewer does. I want to get into something different. I want to address the fact that currently, the leading public… More America’s Great Black Hope by Sten Spinella
The vast majority of the time when I bring up visual novels to someone in conversation, they have no idea what I am talking about. On one level, this floors me. On another level, I expect it. Visual Novels have never been particularly main stream, not even in their country of origin: Japan. I suppose… More Top Ten Free Visual Novels, Huh What?
Movies and books have a lot in common: they bring stories to large audiences, they are meant to transport us somewhere new or highlight something old, they entertain us, and they can have profound effects on all manner of people. What’s one thing that movies always have that we almost never see with books, however?… More Soundtracks to Literature
Answers at the bottom. Good luck. We swaggering here For now I get around Life is but a dream to me I hit it right She’s too low for a high I flow too many ways These clothes are good enough to drink in I’ll teach you how to flow Fresh and fragrant Holla, holla!… More Lines From the Works of William Shakespeare, or Jay-Z Lyrics?