For the next installment of our series on the Helix Review, we recently spoke to John Locke, author of “Stuff I’ve Written So Far,” about his experiences with the Helix Review. “Stuff I’ve Written So Far” is a compilation of various works, including essays from his first semester as a doctoral student. John Locke covers a variety of topics, but, throughout the book, there is a common thread – economic and social justice.
Stuff I’ve Written So Far By John Locke
This book contains various work from Locke’s Master’s program, along with a select group of articles from his blog called “Not the Guy on Lost,” (locke-on-politics.blogspot.com) and his most recent essays from his first semester as a doctoral student at Union Institute and University. John Locke covers a variety of topics, but throughout, there is a common thread: economic and social justice. This is the stuff he’s written… so far.
Tell us a bit about your book
“Stuff I’ve Written So Far” is a collection of essays on topics of political revolutions and US intervention in world affairs.
How would you describe your writing style?
My writing style is mostly scholarly, however, I can’t resist interjecting a bit of irony and sardonicism from time to time.
Why did you decide to submit “Stuff I’ve Written So Far” for a Helix Review?
I wanted to see how my book measured up to others in the genre.
How are you going to use what you learned?
I am encouraged. By comparing my book to another text that I have a great deal of respect for, and receiving a favorable review, I can proceed with confidence as I work on my next book.
What would you tell someone considering trying Helix?
It’s worth a try.