Grace Lapointe

Grace Lapointe’s fiction has been published in Kaleidoscope, Deaf Poets Society, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, and is forthcoming in Corporeal Lit Mag. Her essays and poetry have been published in Wordgathering. Her stories and essays—including ones that she wrote as a college student—have been taught in college courses and cited in books and dissertations. More of her work is at, Medium, and Ao3.

What’s in a Title?

Taking a look at book titles: what they imply about the book, how they affect reader experiences, and some not-so-great original titles of famous works.

The Detail That Most CAT PERSON Discussions Missed

Taking a look back at the viral short story CAT PERSON, a reader analyzes some missed points about consent and communication in sexual encounters.

Plot Holes are the Real Crimes of Grindelwald

A Harry Potter fan points out some inconsistencies and problematic messaging in THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD film.

Are Some Books Impossible to Film?

6 Compelling Books Set in Massachusetts

A diverse set of must-reads set in Massachusetts!

UNBROKEN Counters Stereotypes of Disabled, Teen Characters

THE ESSEX SERPENT is a Study in Victorian Values

Identity Theft: A Uniquely Old-Fashioned Literary Crime

In an era of social media and detailed paper trails, a reader considers the dated nature of identity theft in both fiction and nonfiction.

5 Historical Novels with Famous Authors as Characters

Using famous authors as characters, these historical fiction works help to humanize and de-mystify writers who often seem larger than life.

MAKING SHAPELY FICTION Presents Helpful Suggestions and Archetypes for Writers