K. D. Dowdall

Pen and Paper

  The following essay argues for the importance of shifting world literature courses away from “survey” and toward the interrogation of categories of knowledge that typically organize the world. This is best accomplished by foregrounding minoritized literatures and beginning from “home.” In recent years I have been searching for strategies to demystify the unruly idea …

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A Review on “Maledicus”
I cannot wait until this literary horror story is in print. As one of several Beta readers for this manuscript, I was amazed to find that this story was not at all what I thought it would be. It is abundant in tantalizing details, unforgettable characters, and rich in delicate undertones that sparkle with literary nuances that will not only touch your heart and mind, but take your breath away. A page turner, to say the least, and you won’t be able to put the novel down until that very last page. A completely riveting story with suspense, mystery, horror, bravery, and a beautiful love story. The author, Charles F. French is a magician or must be, because his story is spellbinding! I highly recommend Maledicus.
K. D. Dowdall

  Anne Lamott’s classic book: Bird by Bird—Some Instructions on Writing and Life, although not specifically about fantasy fiction writing, does address, among many other wondrous things, the art of Wool-Gathering.  It would be wise, I thought, to learn from another master writer, like Anne Lamott, the techniques of precisely how to beginWool-Gathering—forthwith. Since Stephan King taught …

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          Thank you kindly,Charles French, for nominating me for the Blogger Appreciation Award! https://charlesfrenchonwordsreadingandwriting.wordpress.com  The Rules: *Thank the person who nominated you, and give a link to his/her blog. *List the rules. *Display the image of the award on your post. *Tell the readers something about you personally. *Nominate as many …

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About Writing: A Summary of K.M. Weiland’s, “Techniques for Masterful Writing” By K.D. Dowdall I am re-blogging this post from 2014. My summary of K.M. Weiland’s excellent article presented in Writer’s Digest, Work Book: Exercises and Tips for Honing Specific Aspects of Your Writing presents the key points of her exceptional article. It is especially for writers …

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https://commons.wikimedia.org Elie Wiesel, the Nobel laureate, and author of Night, his memoir of being a prisoner in the Holocaust, died this weekend. Mr. Wiesel, besides being an extraordinary writer, whose work brought the experience of the evil of the Holocaust to the forefront of many readers, was also one of the most powerful moral voices […] …

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