How Should I Begin My Book Collection?

One of my fondest memories of my grandparent’s old mountain house was the 25 foot floor-to-ceiling wall they dedicated to their vast book collection. They had everything from travel catalogs to anthropology textbooks to ancient and obscure mathematics books.  They had several rare and antique books, and they loved showing them off to their grandchildren. (more…)


Literary Definition: Roman à clef

Let’s say that you decide to write that novel you’ve always played around with… It is time to tell the world about that torrid, dangerous romantic summer that you had in Costa Rica years ago, but you don’t want to incriminate yourself or endanger the job of that really cute bartender.  Or perhaps you feel that your political protests in college could make a great setting for a story, but would be even better if it ended with you being … Continued