While most book bloggers and book reviewers out there write awesome and informative reviews, I've seen multiple discussions about how book reviews are done. In one of my writer groups, I've seen authors say they won't read reviews because they put them off or make them feel a certain way. While I respect authors' decisions… Continue reading How to Write A Book Review
My kids are relatively small and this trick or treating thing is new to me but year after year I get better. After school, the two year old and I picked up the four year old and off we went. Initially I was spazzing out about trick or treating for the first time on my… Continue reading What Happened on Halloween + Nanowrimo???
Book Title: Christmas On Thin Ice (A Juniper Falls Holiday Romance) Author: Holly Blair Genre: Contemporary Romance Synopsis: Lily Jordan has just found out that she is pregnant for a famous golfer who ditched her. With the recent demise of her parents and the debt they left behind, Lily and her two brothers has to… Continue reading Christmas On Thin Ice by Holly Blair | Book Review
Something I’ve struggled with since childhood was people constantly making weight comments in a deregatory way. My weight has fluctuated all during my childhood and until now but I’ve never been to the point where it’s an unhealthy weight gain, just a little chub. Because of the mean comments I’d gotten at an age too… Continue reading She said “fat” to my kid! :O
Last week, I worked diligently on my current “work in progress”. I was happy, I hit word counts and managed to clean up the messes on the way. Over the weekend something happened, that something that always happens. I feel hopeless, incompetent and I want to discard this entire story. Not even midway in each… Continue reading Every Story Has A Reader| Writing Fiction
I haven't been reading at my usual pace due to an influx in creative writing. That's a good thing, right? Since I haven't done much bookish posts recently, I thought I'd recommend some thriller reads. Halloween is near and I know everybody's looking for a little scare. Now, these books are thrillers mostly in the… Continue reading Thriller Recommendations| Halloween Reads
Book Title: In This Moment Author: A.D. McCammon Genre: Contemporary Romance Summary: Elizabeth Shea is a widowed mother of two who's having a hard time healing from the loss of her husband, Xander. She meets Brendon Scott, a school counselor with a disturbing past of his own. Brendon likes Lizzy(as she's called throughout the book)… Continue reading In This Moment by A.D. McCammon| Book Review
I stumbled across a video about the importance of momentum when writing a book and although I know it's a logical way of thinking, I don't always apply that with my own projects. I allow many factors to affect me from completing a manuscript. Basically, having momentum means finishing a book, at least a first… Continue reading How Important is Momentum| Fiction Writing
What really started me out writing stories and poetry was "Composition Class" in primary school. As early as the age of six, I had to write essays (called compositions sometimes) based on pictures or a topic. It would start with a first line sometimes, and sometimes it would be titled something like "A Day at… Continue reading Should Writers Only Write What They Know? | Writing Fiction
So your writing is flowing too fast. The spark of inspiration has set your mind ablaze and your fingers hurt from typing. Stephen King says you should write 3,000 words a day and you’re lapping him: 6,000 words a day, 9,000 words a day. You’re so prolific your beta readers feel like you’re swamping them with homework and your inbox is teeming with acceptance letters. Even your coffee table is overflowing with magazines and collections you’ve been featured in. Everybody is buying what you’re selling. Hollywood has optioned so many of your stories that all your liquid assets are tied up in forthcoming films.
Your writer’s workshop has added nights to discuss your work. You to try pump the breaks, to give the other writers around you a chance to catch up, but you finish stories in line at Chipotle. You’re frequently asked; “Are you typing right now?” while you’re…
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