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Showing posts from July, 2014

Top Ten Slow Poke Reading Enablers

My reading goal this year is to read 50 books, despite the past few years only being able to read about 35 books. I still can’t believe I read that slow. Yes, I AM THAT SLOW POKE READER... the reason I'm on a hellbent mission to read 50 books this year.

Since that image needs no further explanation, I’m listing the top ten enablers that will have a reader reading slow as molasses.

10. Terrible Comprehension. The frequent inability to ‘get it’ can bring reading to a near word still, where you stay stuck on one phrase, or one word even, for minutes at a time. Let the book be 70, 80, 90 thousand words and this happen repeatedly; you could very well end up spending years with this one book.

“Yeah, I Said It!”

My heading was actually used before. It was the title of Wanda Sykes book, ‘Yeah, I Said It,’ which sets the tone for this post inspired by a blog post I recently came across over at Fi Phillips Magical Writing Haven… What kind of book covers do you like?

The comment I wanted to leave on Fi’s blog was too long, but her post was so darn inspiring I had to write one of my own.

YA Novel Released! Deanne in the Middle by DuEwa Frazier

Hot off the press, it’s here... DuEwa Frazier’s latest book. YA novel Deanne in the Middle was published July 3, 2014. I recalled hearing mention of the book a little piece back, and like always when I hear mention of a WIP (work in progress) being published, I smile all kinds of wide. Any author who has turned a WIP into a finished product knows exactly the feeling I’m imparting here.

Confession Time: My Writing Rituals

Despite anything I’ve ever written or said about my personal writing experience, this here is the up-to-date truth. FYI: Occasionally writers should insert this admission, or confession... take your pick, because there is one aspect of writing that remains constant. It is a fickle, sometimey beast. It’s one profession that can turn your words against you, and give you a real good spanking; incidentally, the primary reason I enjoy playing around with words. I really don’t want to get caught up in taking myself too seriously. Sometimes I have to push back from the screen and kind of turn my head sideways.

At any rate, I promised to share some of what I’m working on, and how I spell success.