Author: WriteinCapps

  • Reflections on Barbie Land and the Real World

    Reflections on Barbie Land and the Real World

    Truthfully, when I heard Barbie was being developed as a live-action movie, I was afraid she would be burned at the stake, with the fire stoked by haters bent on punishing my beloved beauty for crimes against feminist kind.

  • Long Live King

    Long Live King

    King has crafted more than 60 novels and in excess of 200 short stories. Granted, productivity and creativity can sometimes be mutually exclusive. King candidly professes in “On Writing” that there’s “nothing new under the sun.” He states that there are no new ideas—simply new combinations of ideas.

  • Are You There Judy? It’s Me, Mandy.

    Are You There Judy? It’s Me, Mandy.

    Judy Blume’s unforgettable middle-grade novel “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.” debuted in 1970 and continues to echo the wonders and agonies of female adolescence.



    Independent Bookstore Day + Celebrating 22 Years of Fiction Addiction

  • The Downside of a Creative Mind

    The Downside of a Creative Mind

    Much has been written about creative types and their tendency to overanalyze the world around them and question their place in it. That writing comes from minds more scientific and medical than mine; however, I related two truths with complete confidence: He’s not alone in his struggles, and a certain amount of angst can be…

  • Letters From an Editor

    Letters From an Editor

    Bank’s kinetic prose brings an irresistible energy to every page. If you haven’t read it, imagine the sullen soul of John Cheever experiencing the world as a precocious Jewish girl trying to make sense of life and love.