BLIND TO SIN BY DAVE WHITE

Polis Books 2017 Writing an ongoing series can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, fans can be comforted by reading the continuing adventures of their favorite rough-and-tumble PI’s, or watching justice get served on the latest Dick Wolf television show. But chances are, you’re not going to see much in the way of character growth in these long running series. Many of the protagonists are frozen in time: young and virile enough to have a million more adventures, and self-contained enough for any airport traveler to pick up any of their novels regardless of the order that they came out in. With BLIND TO SIN, author Dave White says, “Nope....

THE BLOCKBUSTER PLOT Jan18

THE BLOCKBUSTER PLOT

Some of my favorite movies don’t make much sense. You know the ones: The blockbusters with the crazy, intricate plots where the villain wants to get caught, because that’s the easiest way to infiltrate the hero’s headquarters. Or the kind of movie with the big, out of nowhere twist at the end of it. The villain is always two steps ahead, and there’s no way the hero can overcome. A storyline, which—when you first watch it—drags the viewer along on momentum and pacing alone. But, of course, the moment you think too hard about the plot it crumbles under its own weight or illogical decisions. Don’t judge me. I love those movies. They’re fun....

AWP CONFERENCE HITS MINNEAPOLIS Apr13

AWP CONFERENCE HITS MINNEAPOLIS

Thursday, April 9th to Saturday, April 11th saw the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (or AWP for short) descend on the city of Minneapolis. Mainly a conference with an extreme focus on MFA courses, the Minneapolis Convention Center found itself jam packed with panels that focused on all aspects of writing. From poetry to periodicals to women in publishing to the masculine influence in contemporary fiction, there was absolutely something for everyone with an interest in writing. In addition to the scheduled panels at the Convention Center, AWP events spilled out to many surrounding venues. The Loft Literary Center hosted their own...