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Miss Marm's Book Club: Catching Fire

By Miss MarmJune 9, 2010
You know how sometimes you're craving street meat, and finally you find a vendor, and you order a hot dog with ketchup and mustard and relish and gobble down the whole thing and then, because the first one was so satisfying, you order a SECOND ... More  →
Miss Marm's Book Club: Catching Fire

Quick Question

By Miss MarmJune 4, 2010
Good morning! How's your Friday going so far? Quick question: you know how we're having the Catching Fire book club on June 9? Is that too soon? I don't want to rush you. ... More  →
Quick Question

Announcing the Winner of the Musical Fiction Contest

By Miss MarmJune 3, 2010
You've been so patient as I've dithered, debated, and put off picking a winner. But now, at long last, I'm ready to announce the victor in the Musical Fiction Contest! ...almost. First, I'd like to send a heartfelt e-THANKS! to everyone who submitted stories. You should be ... More  →
Announcing the Winner of the Musical Fiction Contest

Open Thread for May 30

By Miss MarmMay 30, 2010
We think it's kind of grossicles to dress animals up in little costumes. ... More  →
Open Thread for May 30

Let's Read Catching Fire and Talk About It!

By Miss MarmMay 28, 2010
First things first: thank you so much for the birthday wishes, e-huggles, and confetti! You're the smartest, funniest, sweetest people on the internyets, and I can't believe it's my job to write to you, talk to you, and read your hilarious comments every day. I'm ... More  →
Let's Read Catching Fire and Talk About It!

Judge My Sentence: Lydgate Edition

By Miss MarmMay 25, 2010
Sometimes, all you need is a quick, merciless judgment. A Sparkler writes, Is this sentence grammatically correct? "Lydgate idealizes Rosamund, he didn't figure out how materialistic she is" The short answer: no. The long answer: no, for four reasons. ... More  →
Judge My Sentence: Lydgate Edition

Musical Grammar Quiz #1

By Miss MarmMay 21, 2010
Jealous of the finalists in the musical fiction contest? I understand. They're good writers. But even good writers struggle with grammar. Each line below is from a MFC finalist's story, and each contains at least one error. See if you can spot the problems. Answers after the ... More  →
Musical Grammar Quiz #1

Lolita and Dorian for the Twin

By Miss MarmMay 20, 2010
This Sparkler sounds like an English major in the making: I'm writing a paper for Grade 12 English. I want to write about twin relationships or the twin archetype. I wonder if you've read "Her Fearful Symmetry" by Audrey Niffenegger? That is my primary source. I ... More  →
Lolita and Dorian for the Twin

As the Suspense Mounts...

By Miss MarmMay 18, 2010
The results of the fiction contest are still unknown because I can't make up my mind because I'm letting the tension build. In the meantime, let's pay a visit to the Land of Grammar! A Sparkler sent me an email with the subject line "hook," the ... More  →
As the Suspense Mounts...

Pick Your Favorite Story

By Miss MarmMay 13, 2010
Sparklers, the musical fiction contest is over, and the time has come to tell me which story you love best. I alone (I ALONE, mwwwwahahaha!) will determine the winner, but I'm easy to manipulate. Pick your favorite story and tell me why you love it ... More  →
Pick Your Favorite Story