How the internet has changed the way we write — and speak

To talk about how we communicate is often to complain about it. There are too many emails, too many texts and too many social media posts. Some are hateful, others merely annoying; yet, to our dismay, we

Bean embraces the written word on a thoughtful, creative Disenchantment

TV Reviews Considering there are only three episodes left in the season, “In Her Own Write” predictably returns to the Dagmar well. The specter of her mother haunts Bean’s dreams and plagues Zøg’s mind to the point

Find your writing muse at Bossier libraries

Skip to main content Today, I’m excited to feature a few special programs that our Bossier Parish Library branches have organized. What are these special programs all about? Getting your creative juices flowing. In writing, that is.

Do you feel invisible? Write and you may be seen

Photo provided by John W. Fountain John Fountain, seen here speaking at the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies at Northeastern Illinois University, will lead a community writing workshop series at the center beginning Sept.

Preeti Shenoy on good writing and promotion of reading

(Photo: Preeti Shenoy) As the author of several best-selling books like ‘Life Is What You Make It’ and its sequel ‘Wake Up, Life Is Calling’, Preeti Shenoy has carved a niche for herself. She is on the

A reader talks back

One of the joys of writing a column is receiving meaningful feedback from readers that raise questions and open up needed conversations. One such feedback comes from author Marie Silva Vallejo, who talks about the challenges faced

Marvel’s ‘Hawkeye’ Series Hits Its Target With ‘Mad Men’ Writer Jonathan Igla

Marvel’s Hawkeye series has been eyeing a main writer recently, but now it’s finally hit the bullseye with Mad Men scribe Jonathan Igla . Marvel has tapped Igla, who wrote Mad Men for five years, as the

The New West: New book a Yellowstone love letter written with the eye

Michael Yochim watching bighorn sheep on Yellowstone’s Specimen Ridge in 2004, nine years before he was diagnosed with ALS. PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHAEL YOCHIM CREDIT: David J Swift By Todd Wilkinson EBS ENVIRONMENTAL COLUMNIST In his new

Corinth writer solo-climbs a new literary mountain

Laura Waterman, of East Corinth, is the author of “Starvation Shore,” a book about the 1881 scientific expedition led by Adolphus W. Greely to Lady Franklin Bay in the Arctic. Waterman said that while writing the book

A room of one’s own? Today’s writers can’t afford such a luxury

A room of one’s own. Endless biscuits. Coffee, democracy, a cleaner, an osteopath, reliable wifi and an ergonomic chair with lumbar support. These are some of the things that contemporary authors say they need in order to