Top 50 Middle-Grade Must-Reads, Crossword

Top 50 Middle-Grade Must-Reads, Crossword

Making some new crossword puzzles for all those avid readers/puzzlers out there. This is a crossword puzzle put together around what GoodReads.com says is the top 50 must-read middle school/middle-grade books. Think you know your favorite book’s author? Give the...
Twenty Inflatable Tenacles

Twenty Inflatable Tenacles

Now, this is my kind of monster! And quite the creativity to boot! This is from the artistic endeavors of the talented UK-based artists Filthy Luker. A real installation of inflatable tentacles in a warehouse in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard. If you’re in town, go...
Moscow Monster

Moscow Monster

The intrepid Moscow Monster showing off its giant teeth. How many will stop going to the beaches in Moscow, now? This one had many stumped and the Russian response didn’t help put anyone at ease. From Cracked: The Moscow Monster clearly came from the ocean, yet...
Giant Jellyfish

Giant Jellyfish

The Police never had a lead singer quite like this: The lion’s mane jellyfish, also known as the giant jellyfish or the hair jelly, is the largest known species of jellyfish. Its range is confined to cold, boreal waters of the Arctic, northern Atlantic, and...
Japanese Spider Crab

Japanese Spider Crab

A little melted butter is not going to make this monster disappear! The Japanese spider crab has the greatest leg span of any arthropod, reaching up to 5.5 metres (18 ft) from claw to claw. The body may grow to a size of 40 cm (16 in) in carapace width and the whole...
Gargoyles

Gargoyles

If you’ve ever looked up high on the sides of an old gothic building you might have caught a glimpse of a wonderful set of monsters! Gargoyles! You’ll never guess what their name means. Read on, dear reader, read on: In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved...
Quotes for Writers

Quotes for Writers

Sometimes it’s nice to know that as a writer, you are not alone. These are some fun and funny quotes for you to ponder on in your own writing journey!   Feel free to follow the Pinterest board for more quotes coming your...
Creating Suspense

Creating Suspense

Our friends at the New York Times got Lee Child to write a little op-ed about suspense. Well worth the read! How do you create suspense? I’m asked that question often, and it seems that every writers’ symposium has a class with that title. It’s an important technical...