July Book Wrap-Up

I thought I’d try something new – a monthly wrap-up post including all of the books I’ve read during the month with a brief review of each. And imagine my surprise when I looked back and saw what a big month July turned out to be – 8 books! Yes, a couple of them were…
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Not Your Average Thesaurus

Your plot can be amazing – full of twists and turns and brilliance – but if nobody cares about your characters, it doesn’t matter what happens to them. This is something I’ve been struggling with in my current WIP. My main male character is strongly defined but the female is not, for a number of…
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Developing a Writing Habit

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One of those fundamental questions for a lot of people when it comes to an activity they love is “When did you consider yourself to be a…?”. Whether it’s a runner, photographer, dancer, designer or baker, there’s usually some milestone they can point to that signals really being that thing they set out to be.…
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Book Haul 2014 (so far)

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I’ve been watching a lot of Booktuber videos (for those of you who aren’t familiar, this is an entire subculture on YouTube of vloggers dedicated primarily to sharing their thoughts on books and reading) and book hauls are popular. Most do a monthly video sharing the books they bought or received during the month, maybe…
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A Tale of Used Bookstores

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2014 is a year I will remember fondly as “The Year I Discovered Used Bookstores.” I’m not sure if my husband will remember it quite so fondly but considering all the money it’s saved us, he should. Then again, if you buy something you wouldn’t have bought otherwise just because it was on sale, have…
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NC Literary Festival Panels

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Hand-drawn Mouseguard button at #nccomicon #nclitfest Here’s the second part of my day at NC Literary Festival, which includes the two panels I attended. For part one, general thoughts and author sessions, visit yesterday’s post. The first panel I attended was short-titled Forensics Panel. The official title was “Science Write: Forensic Fact in Fiction.” To…
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NC Literary Festival Overview

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Welcome to the first part of my day at NC Literary Festival. This post will include an overview of my experience, as well as some general thoughts and observations based mainly on author sessions. I also attended two panels (a forensics panels and a First Books panel) and will post about those tomorrow – otherwise…
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Don’t worry…

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Never fear, I haven’t forgotten about this blog or my writing. I definitely haven’t forgotten about editing (been doing plenty of that). And I’m well on my way for this year’s reading challenge of 30 books (though I haven’t added it to the sidebar) It’s possible I have a new adventure planned. Stay tuned for…
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