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If you’re lucky enough to have a writer in your life, then you might be considering what to get them as a seasonal gift. Whether it’s through an office gift exchange, on the basis of friendship, or otherwise, here are J & K’s must haves for writers. J Note-taking is an essential part of being a writer. Inspiration may strike anytime, anywhere, making the ability to capture ideas quickly of the utmost importance. I’ve taken to using voice dictation on my phone to accomplish this, but for the traditionalists there’s no beating the classic Moleskine notebook. It’s the perfect size to fit in a pocketRead More →

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When I was young, I never needed anyone… Just kidding, this isn’t a tribute to Celine Dion. Happy Friday, Seekers! Today, we’re taking you all the way back to when J and K were wee folk with a burgeoning love of reading. Read on to learn which books and series kindled our imaginations and inspired us to write stories of our own. J A magical wardrobe. Dufflepuds. Talking beavers. Have you guessed which series these are all from? The Chronicles of Narnia remains among my favorite reads of all time. I fell in love with the series as a child and read the books overRead More →

‘Tis the season for a number of things in the Western Hemisphere: vaccines, political controversy, and oh, yes, major holidays. Against a backdrop of such turmoil, there are certain films that always air in the month of December that bring a comforting dose of nostalgia and holiday cheer. Some of them, though, are pretenders! Today, J & K identify ‘Christmas’ movies that are anything but. J Can someone please explain to me how it is that Die Hard wound up being a tradition for people to watch around the holidays? I just don’t get it. There’s nothing remotely festive about it. Quite the opposite, inRead More →