Tag Archives: literature

The Thirteenth Tale

For those of you who missed me yesterday and the rest of you who didn’t, be assured that I was not neglecting the blog.  Instead, I was pressed between the pages of this month’s book club selection, The Thirteenth Tale … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Another Bad-Dog Book…” by Joni B. Cole

Earlier this year I had the chance to interview author and writing teacher Joni B. Cole about her book for writers, Toxic Feedback (click here if you missed it).  It received such a good response from readers here at My … Continue reading

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Book Review, “The Trust” by Sean Keefer

One of the perks of having a writing blog is the chance to read and review fresh new fiction from début authors.  These stories never fail to entertain and I feel privileged to be among the first to read to … Continue reading

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Name that Book Challenge #2

Today’s Name that Book Challenge comes from the required reading list for many schools.  These were selected from books I was personally subjected to during my formative years.  Two of the books are on my top 50 favorite  book list, … Continue reading

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6 Easy Ways to Avoid Writing in a Vacuum

Oh, hello! So glad you came to visit me down here in my vacuum.   Pull up a dust bunny and stay awhile, I love company.  You see, I’ve isolated myself from the world hoping it will free my thinking.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Digging Deep: A Writer Uncovers His Marriages” by Boyd Lemon

At the end of January this year I had the pleasure of interviewing Boyd Lemon about his upcoming memoir and his life as a writer.  To read the interview, click here.  Boyd was gracious enough to allow me to read … Continue reading

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Fun Friday: Name that Book

Below are some passages from some of my favorite books.  Nothing obscure or off the beaten path here, have fun and enjoy your Friday! Quote #1 He held up a book then. “I’m going to read it to you for … Continue reading

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The 5 Shalts and Shalt Nots of Book Trailers

Five years ago it was unheard of to use a book trailer to attract readers.  Today, it seems like new books are required to have one just to keep up with the market.  To me, using a video to sell … Continue reading

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Quickly Quoteable #57 – Jane Yolen

“Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.” “And for adults, the world of fantasy books returns to us the great words of power which, in order to be tamed, we have excised from our adult vocabularies. These … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #54 – Beverly Cleary

“I don’t necessarily start with the beginning of the book. I just start with the part of the story that’s most vivid in my imagination and work forward and backward from there.” “One rainy Sunday when I was in the … Continue reading

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