10 Novels That Have Shaped the Stuff that Liz Writes

I see a lot of those Internet lists that have titles like, “100 Classic Novels You Are a Dunce If You Haven’t Read by the Time You’re 20” and “20 New Novels That Are Totally In Style and Stuff So Read Them Blah.” The thing is, I have always felt a little iffy about these kinds of lists. . . . Therefore, I thought I’d make one of these list-y things. … More 10 Novels That Have Shaped the Stuff that Liz Writes

What is Liz Reading? — a review and minor gush-fest of “How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe” by Charles Yu

Surprise surprise, I’m reading something I’ve already read three times. More surprise, it’s my favorite book: How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu. This book. This book. It was an accidental purchase on my Kindle about three years ago. I got a sample, thinking it looked neat but hesitant to spend the $10. I devoured the … More What is Liz Reading? — a review and minor gush-fest of “How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe” by Charles Yu

Reading List # 10 — Atonement

I recently read Atonement by Ian McEwan for class. This was a marvelous book. Touching, mysterious, and tense, this novel weaves through and around the life of thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis as she grows into being a writer and an individual. Atonement doesn’t shy away from the idea that being a writer means taking risks that sometimes don’t always turn … More Reading List # 10 — Atonement

Reading List #9 — The Girl in the Flammable Skirt

Hello again, dear Readers. Once again I am back with another installment of What is Liz Reading This Week? starring, well, me. After putting down the heavy weight of Go Tell it on the Mountain, Aimee Bender’s short story collection The Girl in the Flammable Skirt was a breath of air – but not necessarily … More Reading List #9 — The Girl in the Flammable Skirt

Sprint Week Story: “The Ghost and I Watched the Sky Fall Together”

Well, dear Readers, Sprint Week is over! I had an awesome time working with and learning from Kelcey Parker this week, and I think I got some good ideas out of it. I’m excited about the prospects this new knowledge and outlook (story=structure) will have on my writing. I promised that I would post the … More Sprint Week Story: “The Ghost and I Watched the Sky Fall Together”