We’re collecting a lot of the “Narrative” posts here — writing about writing and books. Most of these will probably be written by Jeff, but we’ll see.
Writing about Short Stories
Feeling Very Strange P3: A Fantastic (Scifi?) Short Story Collection: Final thoughts
“Sea Oak,” a Story (and a Cancelled Amazon Show) from Feelings Very Strange (P2): More thoughts on a famous slipstream anthology
Feeling Very Strange P1: the Anthology I’m reading, NOT my Current State of Mind: Thoughts on reading a collection of slipstream stories
Moving my Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine Collection: A long process, ha ha!
The Only Two Pieces of Fan Fiction I Have Ever Enjoyed: On works written by Stephen King and Andy Weir, respectively
O. Henry’s Best Short Story: Why you should read “A Retrieved Reformation”
Writing about Books and Novels
Where is the Climax in A Separate Peace?: Freshman want to know!
Book Club Fails to Discuss The Which Way Tree: 2019 Christmas Party
The First Book I’ve Ever Failed to Finish: Bonfire of the Vanities
Annual October Something Wicked This Way Comes Reading: a fall tradition
Jeff’s Top 10 Children’s Books: #3 Will Shock You!
Leah’s Top 10 Children’s Books: You’ll Never Guess What #1 is!
Great Movie, Solid Book, Two Awful Titles: All You Need is Kill and Edge of Tomorrow
Book Club Does KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL: Perhaps this should be in the “Batch” section?
Stephen King’s Post-Accident Slow-Burn FROM A BUICK 8: A book review of sorts
Hernan Diaz’s In the Distance = Frankenstein: Which is fine
What The Road to Dune has to do with Martin Scorsese… and Alfred Hitchcock: The title explains it all
Used Book Sale Book Haul: The first of many such posts, I hope
The Best Book I’ve Read in 2018: Lincoln in the Bardo: Seriously worth checking out
Reading and Teaching The Stranger: Part 2 on The Stranger
On Translating and Reading Camus’s The Stranger: Part 1 on The Stranger
Back from an Alaskan Honeymoon (Where I Found a Rare Stephen King Book!): another one where the title says it all
Finding and Reading the Original Star Wars Novelization: It doesn’t exactly make me want to read anything else by Alan Dean Foster
Stephen King Book Collection: A post about Stephen King book collecting, of course
My First Two Graphic Novels: Jake says I should also check out Saga and Akira
Two Novels Like Ready Player One: About Snow Crash and Neuromancer
My Favorite Novel: Ella Minnow Pea: A bit on lipograms and the best novel ever written
A Wrinkle in Time (and Bedsheets): Thoughts on the 1963 novel and Oprah
Writing about Plays
Describe Lady Macbeth in Just One Word: Part 1 on Macbeth
Explain the Porter Monologue in Macbeth or Just Skip Over It?: Part 2 on Macbeth
Macbeth, and a Question: Is Hamilton Worth the Hype?: Part 3 on Macbeth
Final Thoughts on Teaching Macbeth: The Films: Part 4 on Macbeth
Writing about Things Related to Writing
Post before and post after about Jeff attending his first open mic night: it was fun
Short Story Rejections in 2019: My success rate at getting paid for fiction is about 6%
Behold, the Pernicious Comma Splice: A “sequel” to “Behold, the Humble Dash
My Experience with Speeches: On giving, and listening to, oratory
Some of my Favorite Scifi Podcasting Magazines: One of these should be publishing me soon!
99 English Essays to Grade, 99 English Essays to Grade: The life of an English teacher
Course Evals and My Students Love Carrots: The ‘ole carrot-and-stick method
My (Strange) Travel Guest Posts: About two posts on Everyday Strange blog
Visiting a Library Archive: Where Jeff’s sister works, in Denver, CO
Gigantic Book Donation (Or, What Books Were Bestsellers in 1960?): Title says all
Short Story Rejections in 2018: About this, as well as getting a job
In Brief: St. Pat’s Book Club: On The Last Ballad, and being a bad book club member
Behold, the Humble Dash: All about my favorite grammar mark
Alas, Poor Yorick (Valentine’s Present): A little bit about teaching HS English
Ain’t No Party Like a Shakespeare Party: It’s true