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This is my public literary blog. Here I’ll be talking about culture, philosophy, and authors whose fiction has inspired me. Hopefully, I can inspire you along the way.

You can expect posts about literary theory, philosophy, worldbuilding, or writing advice on Saturday. At the end of each month, I’ll have a review of that month, where I talk about the books I’ve been reading, update you on my writing progress, and more.

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The Latest in Book Reviews, Short Stories, and All The Rest

Greetings! Welcome to my wrap-up for the month of April. Today I’ll be looking back at the books I read throughout the month, and talking a bit about what I have planned for the near future of the site. Let’s jump right in, shall we? April Book Reviews Following will be review samples of the…

40 Writing Prompts to Inspire Your Short Fiction

Every once in a while when navigating the waters of writing inspiration, I’ll find myself lost in a murky patch, unable to come up with anything worthy of the page. Practicing one’s craft is essential, but too often we find ourselves void of ideas or inspiration, leaving us with nothing of substance to write about.…

So Many Books, So Little Time

I’m not a fast reader. It often amazes me when people online say they’ve read a hundred books a year, since even fifty is more than I can typically mange. It takes me a month or more to dissect most books (though I’ll often read several at a time). I want to note everything the…


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About Me

You might know me as J. Dan Goodberry, Miscellaneous Goblin, or a different name if you know me personally.

I started this blog because I had a lot of thoughts in my head (mostly about literature) that I felt I wanted to get out onto the page. As I continue to read, I hope to come here to log and summarize the books I’ve enjoyed. Hopefully, you will find this useful. I usually stick to the genres of fantasy, historical fiction, and nonfiction, with notable exceptions.

Living in the United States, I’m working on a range of writing projects, several of which you can find sampled here. I also happen to have a cartography side-hobby, about which you can find out more on my ArtStation account.


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