Battle For The Net

If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening…

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Nourishing the Creative Palate

My favorite author for writers is Natalie Goldberg (Writing Down the Bones, Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life). She tells writers to give themselves “permission to be lousy” so that they might free themselves from the demands of the internal editors that block the flow of the creative process. By freeing yourself from an internal…

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News From Faculty Member Eric J. Wallace

Friends, Family (blood, soul, or otherwise), HillHouse Supporters, and Conspirators, I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be penning a feature for the award-winning publication Twisted South on the prolific, brilliant, and adventurous Appomattox County native and Lynchburg College Professor, Dr. Casey Clabough. I’ll be partnering with photographer Annie Laura, of 621studios.com, and, to raise the…

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Masterful Imagery: Charles D’Ambrosio’s The Dead Fish Museum

Jon Dittman The eight stories that comprise Charles D’Ambrosio’s The Dead Fish Museum vary greatly in plot and content, but are tied together so cohesively by the effervescent metaphors and imagery that each story, though distinct, feels connected to one another.  The images and metaphors used by D’Ambrosio are so powerful and poetic that they…