Website Update

I would like to apologize for the lack of new content on The Starving Artist in the past couple weeks, and I would like to offer a little explanation. We are in the middle of a new construction debacle, in which we have no internet and are not sure when we will have internet. Turns…

Movie Review: Goosebumps

Goosebumps, the movie, released in 2015 by Sony Pictures. There are a few things that I need to say before I get to this movie. The first is that I do not allow my kids to read Goosebumps or watch the show, because they are too scary (and possibly I have some other reasons). That…

Series Review: Henry Huggins

The Henry Huggins series of books by Beverly Cleary. They are, in chronological order, Henry Huggins (1950), Henry and Beezus (1952), Henry and Ribsy (1954), Henry and the Paper Route (1957), Henry and the Clubhouse (1962), and Ribsy. The Henry Huggins series contains the Ribsy series and meshes with the Ramona series. For our second–and…

E-Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a copy of “The Night of One Hundred Thieves” by Devon Trevarrow Flaherty. Like, Share, or Comment to be entered to win one of three e-book copies. Contest ends April 12, so get your Like, Share, or Comment in before then! Also, check out all the launch day festivities right here on…

Self, Indie, or Artisanal?

I have to admit, I sort of annoy myself sometimes with all this hyphenate self-indie-artisanal publishing thing. I mean, which is it? Of course, the main problem here is that that the publishing world is quickly shifting, and that lots of this is new. So one person might call something one thing, and another, another.…

Book Review: Principia

Magnificent Principia (2013), by Colin Pask, as a way to read–without actually reading–Isaac Newton’s The Principia, or more correctly, Philosophi√¶ Naturalis Principia Mathematica or Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, 1687 (last edition, 1726). Magnificent contains important chunks of Principia, although what percentage I am not at all clear on, and it digests those chunks for…

The All-Important Character

One of the things I have learned about writing while writing is that it often takes writing to learn about writing. Make sense? You know, I like to read about writing, everything from plotting journals to autobiographies of writers (and magazines, oodles of magazines). But in some ways, there is nothing like writing, and then…

Month Recap: Amazing Entertainment

Yes, yes. I am overseas helping orphans. And yet here I am, giving you a June media synopsis. Chalk it up to the amazing power of scheduling blog entries. Or the universality of the internet. Which one is it? You may never know… Nothing going on this month much with Benevolent. I have won a…

Author Review: Jacqueline Wilson

Dustbin Baby, by Jacqueline Wilson–ahem, Dame Jacqueline Wilson–published in the UK in 2001 by Random House/Doubleday. Or at least that was where it started. I had a week before me, during which I was planning and packing for a very big trip, two thick books lined up in the queue (which would be the wooden…

I’m determined. Are you?

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