“Against the Country” by Ben Metcalf

A Book Review I wrote via "Against the Country" by Ben Metcalf “Here, then, is what I learned on, or because of, the American schoolbus:” Above is an opening line to an early chapter in the “novel”, Against The Country, by Ben Metcalf (country being rural surrounded by small town). It’s a difficult, award winning book (Ten… Continue reading “Against the Country” by Ben Metcalf

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Questions and Concepts Possibly Found In An Upcoming Short Story Collection #1

(first sample, then questions) Concepts Social media and neural networks, the evolution of artificial intelligence and what intelligence means, what makes up an intelligent being? The possible evolution, and or, the changing concept of death connected to a more technological driven human culture, keeping family members alive through mediated projects, such as three dimensional avatar creation,… Continue reading Questions and Concepts Possibly Found In An Upcoming Short Story Collection #1

(1) Things about writing books that they don’t tell you about…

(when you’re a young writer, or maybe they did, you just wouldn’t have listened to them anyway, because you’re a rock & roll star: A random guide made on the go, for other humans that like making books with words. By Andrew H. Kuharevicz) One: Making a book takes a long time. Years not days… Continue reading (1) Things about writing books that they don’t tell you about…