I have run out of books to read in my stack which means I am planning to go book shopping next weekend. We do not have a bookstore in the city I live in. Shocking I know. Horrific actually. So we have to travel to the closest city to us which is actually quite close.… Continue reading Kindle feeds that book addiction…
Write about the shape of memories? I imagine some people think memories are crisp squares like windows into the past. The peer into them and there is this view they have. Crystalline. I am not so easily fooled. I know the games the brain plays on us all. More so someone like me with a… Continue reading Write about the shape of memories prompt
What book have you read more than once and would read again? If you are like me whenever you run out of books you know you have plenty others you can read again. I have some I have read many times over like Great book of Amber which has the entire Chronicles of Amber… Continue reading What book have you read more than once and would read again?
That is an interesting question. I suppose the answer is that my favorite authors take too long to write so I go book hunting. I love going into a book store and browsing for something new and interesting, which is a good thing given how much I read. I don't care if it is an… Continue reading What draws you to pick up a book you’ve never seen or heard of before?
I always have to pay a lot of attention to how long a book is before I buy an ebook. With a real book it is pretty easy to see what you are getting into. With an ebook if you don’t look before hand all you have is this percentage read indication… and how fast that seems to be taken up with each page. If there is junk at the end, you can be done that thing in a few hours.
I love my kindle. I also love real books. Love their smell, especially if they are from the library. Love the feel of them in my hands. Love how I can easily be transported into the story world. But I’ve purchased more ebooks this year than real books. Borrowed more ebooks from the library than real books. There hasn’t been anything bad I could say about my Kindle.
I was deep into a wonderful, can’t-get-enough-of, ignoring-Husband-worthy novel. It was the end of the chapter. A totally aaawww inspiring moment and I couldn’t wait to read what was next.
Swipe. So exciting! How many more chapters can I get through before Husband sends me another dirty look and I absolutely have to put my Kindle down?
Swipe. Hey, why hasn’t the page turned yet.
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You should check out this Huffpost called 28 Genius Depictions Of Words With No Direct English Translation I posted a few I enjoyed here.... There is no way I could pronounce this one which is German But it seems to me it is an awesome word. We should really have one like it in English.… Continue reading Words with no direct English translation
Begin at the beginning of your story, not the beginning of time. We don’t need to know how the gods formed man out of clay and spit and blood and luck, before we know your main character’s name. We definitely don’t need to hear the story of how the High King god’s favorite son’s favorite dog gnawed on the sky in its puppy-teething-period, and bit pinprick star holes into the blackness, before we know your main character’s name.
Can’t – shouldn’t, mustn’t, often dare to, but really, really can’t – break your own rules. This…
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I just finished The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and for Humanism by A.C. Grayling and it was quite enjoyable to me. Keep in mind I am a philosophical agnostic who enjoys this sort of discussion but leans strongly towards atheism. It is just that sort of book I can enjoy. Thinking about religion and… Continue reading Book Review: The God Argument
Despite all that, it’s a profession people flock to, spend thousands training to be, and wouldn’t give up for anything. Widely-accepted studies show 80% of Americans have a book we want to share–despite that industry stats show it takes five years to hone and deliver an acceptable novel. It may–or may not–surprise you to know that pursuing a writing career has less to do with that magical feeling you get turning words into pictures and more to do with what writers get to…
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How Writers Can Use Meditation to Build Focus and Productivity "he prefrontal cortex is the part of your brain right behind your forehead — the area you smack when you do something silly. As it turns out, there may be a good reason for this: the prefrontal cortex controls executive function, otherwise known as the… Continue reading Meditate that
I can tell you that I tend to write at night tucked into this little corner of my office. I have some serious clutter going on there and I am completely good with that. I like to be surrounded by a certain amount of clutter. I used to also write on my laptop in the… Continue reading Where do you write?
5 Marketing Strategies for Writers Who Hate Promoting Their Own Work. I'll admit it... I'm an introvert. As such the promoting aspect of my book is something I have slacked on. I just feel a little awkward about the whole thing. I do have my blog, a Facebook Page. Twitter and even Tumblr so I… Continue reading 5 Marketing Strategies for Writers Who Hate Promoting Their Own Work
For my birthday my spouse bought me a new Samsung tablet and I have been having a great deal of fun playing around on it. One app I have found is a Kindle app that links to all my Kindle books. I thought to myself why not? There could be a time I do not… Continue reading Suckered in by a free book