March’s Too Few Book Reviews

As I mentioned recently, and for a variety of reasons, I’ve become interested in starting a little blog series where at the end of every month I give a few little book reviews of any books I read that are under reviewed. In this series I want to focus on books that, for whatever reason, haven’tContinue reading “March’s Too Few Book Reviews”

Too Few Book Reviews: November/December

As I mentioned recently, and for a variety of reasons, I’ve become interested in starting a little blog series where at the end of every month I give a few little book reviews of any books I read that that are under reviewed. In this series I want to focus on books that, for whatever reason,Continue reading “Too Few Book Reviews: November/December”

August’s Too Few Book Reviews

As I mentioned recently, and for a variety of reasons, I’ve become interested in starting a little blog series where at the end of every month I give a few little book reviews of any books I read that that are under reviewed. In this series I want to focus on books that, for whateverContinue reading “August’s Too Few Book Reviews”

48 Hour Reading Challenge Finish Line

Start Time: 9:30 am, Friday, June 6th Finish Time: 9:30 am, Sunday, June 9th Hour Breakdown:  Friday: 9:30-10:30 am: (1 hour); 1:15-2:15 pm: (1 hour) Saturday: 12:45-1:15 am: (1/2 hour); 12:15-1:15 pm: (1 hour); 1:30-4:30 pm: (3 hours); 5:50-10:10 pm (4 hours, 20 minutes) Sunday: 7:30-9:30 am: (2 hours)  Total Hours: 12 hours, 50 minutes Total Books Read: 2.5 Total PagesContinue reading “48 Hour Reading Challenge Finish Line”

Writing Shortcuts: (Part 4) Characters

This is the fourth post in the Writing Shortcuts mini series where I discuss all the things I learned in the second draft that I wish I had known (and done right!) during the first draft of my current WIP. Check out post #1 and #2 (setting) and #3 (pacing) to catch up! Apparently everyone in the world besides meContinue reading “Writing Shortcuts: (Part 4) Characters”

Writing Shortcuts (Part 3): Pacing

This is the third post in the Writing Shortcuts mini series where I discuss all the things I learned in the second draft that I wish I had known (and done right!) during the first draft. Check out post #1 and #2 (setting) to catch up! While reading through the first draft, I slowly cameContinue reading “Writing Shortcuts (Part 3): Pacing”

A Write-Tastic Summer

So, I went to a conference thing a few weeks ago. It was the first writing conference I’ve been to in a few years–since college, actually, when I used to drive all over the northeast region and crazy long miles away from the only town in Pennsylvania, fueled by a desperate need to find a fewContinue reading “A Write-Tastic Summer”

Even S. E. Hinton Gets Writer’s Block

Even though I don’t live in NYC, I recently discovered that a great lineup of authors make a stop in the nearby Princeton area before traveling up to the city. Last Tuesday, I checked out the list of authors events at the Princeton Barnes and Noble just in time to find out that S. E.Continue reading “Even S. E. Hinton Gets Writer’s Block”