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D.R. Baker

D.R. Baker's writing has appeared at Memoir Mixtapes, Bright Wall/Dark Room, The Young Folks, Independent Music News, and others. As a musician, they have played guitar and bass for various acts over the past decade. Raised in New Jersey, educated in Ohio, and with brief forays into Michigan and Nevada, Dan now lives in New York City with their partner. Website: | Twitter: @danbakerisokay

The Art of Worldbuilding

Worldbuilding is an essential tool in the arsenals of many fiction writers. Check out this write-up on what makes great worldbuilding tick!

Empathy and Redemption for Miss Havisham: A Character Analysis

A Miss Havisham character analysis that explores the character's ambiguous age, past trauma, and various reinterpreations.

Authors Don’t Owe You Books

One reader examines the phenomenon of fans harassing authors online, arriving at the conclusion: authors don't OWE you books.

Announcing the 35th Annual Whiting Award Winners

Announcing the fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and playwriting winners of this year's Whiting Award for emerging writers.

How to Read to a Child

One reader draws from personal experience to give tips on how to read to a child, and making it an enjoyable experience for both child and adult.

Messages Left Behind in Library Books (An Ode)

A reader reflects on the messages left behind in library books at their university library, and how the notes acted as documents of time and place.

Book It! with Pizza Hut Announces Tom Angleberger as Author Partner for Second Year

Tom Angleberger returns as this year's BOOK IT! With Pizza Hut author partner.

7 Prolific Women Authors With More Than 10 Books

A list of prolific women authors who have penned enough books for a deep dive! Check out this primer of women who have written ten or more books.

Literary Video Games, an Exciting Realm for Storytelling

One reader discusses some of their favorite literary video games, which use text, plot, and character development to deliver their full experience.

The Books I Read in High School

"As someone who loves to read now, I find myself lagging in conversations with other readers who went to better-funded schools..."