If you follow any authors, book bloggers, or publishers on social media, you've likely seen a lot of posts lately about what's to come in 2019 and what needs to be added to your to-be-read pile. While I've given up hope of ever completely making it through my TBR list (it's basically Hydra—I finish one … Continue reading 2019: A Reading Preview
A lot of people tend to think Shakespeare isn't for them; it's too old, too intellectual, or too boring. But after reading Still Star-Crossed a few weeks ago and thinking about how a Shakespeare play spawned a sequel novel that spawned a Shondaland-produced T.V. series (albeit a short-lived one), I cannot accept that. After all, Shakespeare wrote … Continue reading 10 Shakespeare Adaptations For Those Not Sure About Shakespeare
It's August now, and that means the back to school ads are rolling out. It also means all my teacher friends are busy putting their classrooms together—or more specifically, putting their classroom libraries together. Knowing my lifelong love of books, sometimes they'll ask me when they're needing some ideas on rounding out their collections (and … Continue reading My Top 10 Reads for Middle-Schoolers
I originally posted this article a year ago, but I think it's a good one to revisit, especially since I'll be doing some beta reading myself tomorrow! Assembling your team of beta readers is kind of a big deal. After all, these are the people whose opinions and knowledge you're going to let shape … Continue reading Choosing Your Team: Beta Readers You Want (And Some You Don’t)
For those of you who missed it, PBS launched their Great American Read project on Tuesday. The project is an effort to find America's most loved novel, with a list of 100 possible candidates chosen from nationwide surveys. The only rules for inclusion on the list were that the novel had to be fiction, had to … Continue reading My Picks for The Great American Read
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My profile for building three dimensional characters.
As I'm sure most (if not all) of the world is aware, music can be a great source of inspiration. Personally, I find more inspiration in music with lyrics. I love lyrics that paint a picture of a character or tell a story, even if it's an incomplete one. Even if it's a vague story … Continue reading Music & My Writing Process
5 spooky but not quite scary films if you're celebrating with kids this year