Tag Archives: reading

POV Problems: The Series

Writing a novel is hard.  Writing a series is liking trying to raise triplets–exponentially more difficult than raising three separate children. There are so many ways that writers can go wrong with a series that aren’t noticeable at the book … Continue reading

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When A Book Makes You Feel Inadequate

I’m reading through the stack of books that my mom has given me to read over the last year or two. (Too many books, too little time!) I’m 300 pages into the most recent book and I finally decided that … Continue reading

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Some of My Favorite Books

So it’s looking likely that I’ll be moving halfway across the country before the month is out.  And I won’t be taking my stuff with me, which means that all of my books once again go into storage. (Okay, not … Continue reading

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On reading self-published authors

I just finished reading Hugh Howey’s WOOL and thoroughly enjoyed it.  I picked it up on Sunday when I was waiting for my flight and had finished all 500 pages plus by Tuesday. For those of you who don’t know … Continue reading

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We are all special snowflakes…

With our own unique tastes and perspectives on the world. For me, today was the day I drew the line in the sand on reading fairytale retellings.  I subscribe to Daily Science Fiction’s e-mails and there’ve been a number of wonderful … Continue reading

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Quick Point of View Comment

I finished the first Harry Potter book last night.  And I don’t remember where I read it, but I remember someone commenting that the HP books were all written from Harry’s POV.  They are not.  At least not this one. … Continue reading

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Yep, I am definitely addicted to reading…

I should have spent my afternoon working.  I have a project that I can’t imagine is going to be done on time unless I live and breathe it for the next three weeks.  What did I do instead?  I read … Continue reading

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To Write You Must Read

(Before I start – note to WordPress: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.  Last time I had problems logging in it was when they changed their main page to display cat photos.  Very pretty, but by the time someone gets … Continue reading

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bird by bird by Anne Lamott

(Random thought before I actually saying anything useful.  The cat photo that WordPress likes to show on the log-in page always makes me wonder if I can actually be a successful novelist if I don’t like cats.  It seems that … Continue reading

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If you want to write – read!

I’ve said it before, but it’s time to say it again.  If you want to be a writer, you need to read.  You need to read a lot.  And, once you know what type of writing you want to do, you … Continue reading

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