TLN Update – #amreading

Um, let’s see… Fiction: The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh, Cold Fire by Dean Koontz, and The Burn Palace by Stephen Dobyns. Nonfiction: The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler, Unbeatable Mind by Mark Divine, and The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron         Fiction: The Legend of Drizzt … Continue Reading →

The Busy Woman’s Guide to Writing and Finishing a Novel: A Review and Giveaway

  Overview Fully entitled The Busy Woman’s Guide to Writing and Finishing a Novel: Stop Procrastinating and Get it Done by Anita Evensen, this book is a quick read that offers a lot of great “getting started” type information. While it’s clearly not aimed at the more established or professional writer, the topics covered provide … Continue Reading →

U is for Ulysses

“If Socrates leaves his house today he will find the sage seated on his doorstep. If Judas go forth tonight it is to Judas his steps will tend.’ Every life is many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, … Continue Reading →

R is for Rowling

“Death’s got an Invisibility Cloak?” Harry interrupted again. “So he can sneak up on people,” said Ron. “Sometimes he gets bored of running at them, flapping his arms and shrieking…”  

O is for Orson Scott Card

“I think that most of us, anyway, read these stories that we know are not “true” because we’re hungry for another kind of truth: the mythic truth about human nature in general, the particular truth about those life-communities that define our own identity, and the most specific truth of all: … Continue Reading →