Very quickly you'll discover my literary tastes are eclectic. Mystery, sci-fi, romance, chic-lit, non-fiction, memoirs... it's only the story that counts. Take a peek around, sight-see, enjoy, check out what's behind the book flirt.
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Everyone Has a Story...
...the key is...How will you tell your story? And can you tell it well?
Just finished reading Pain Don’t Hurt by Mark ‘Fightshark’ Miller. (Thoughts here.)
A popular question writers get asked, is why in all things grounded, sane, fun and profitable would anyone volunteer to put themselves through the grueling task of writing a book? Pluralize book and, well, it will in all likelihood be assumed that writer has one screw very loose.
Fact is, there are many drivers that keep writers, writing.
Contraire to a common belief, largely due to many artists, myself included, associating pain with creating art... be it Mahalia belting out soul stirring llyrics from her sternum, or Van Gogh painting masterpieces with one ear, or like a pair of writers I laughed at describing what they looked like during long episodes drafting their stories, writing largely is a pleasurable exercise. Seriously, while anyone can have ‘a moment’, most people will pass on the liver pot pie for a slice a pizza every time.
The single prevalent complaint that drive most writers NUTS, is not writing, but rather the inability to write... and for whatever reason. Distractio…
I’ve studied the history of publishing...from the Middle ages til today. Thoroughly understand audience. At the Head of the Class... wink.wink... on branding. Been writing most of my life and reading all of my life. I’ve also been engaged in the ONLINE SOCIAL side of reading, writing, blogging, book reviewing and publishing arena since 2009. Long enough to have experienced lots, and seen and heard the rest. To say literature is my one thing, is a given, even if I haven’t read everything...umm...another given.
At any rate this post was inspired by authors discussing their worst book reviews. Not to come off any particular way, but any reader who takes the time to read my work, I respect.
On the other hand, having read enough book reviews keeps my emotions in check. There are just so many types of book reviews.
Common Top 10
SHY one-liners. “I loved the book.”
BRAVE two-liners. “Great Book. Everyone should read the book.”
MARATHON reviews. “I laughed, I cried, I sighed, and read every t…
The book with the eye that sat
on my desk (on my to-read pile), always seeming to be keeping an hard eye on me while I worked on other projects, I finally picked up and read. Yes, Abigail told me in so many stares I had better read her, and I did, and really enjoyed the story. And so now I am very pleased to be honored
with an interview from the author, Kathryn White.
I call Being Abigail the perfect
idling read because I read it at a time when I needed something not so intense,
or dramatic to read. This book was truly that book; a very comfortably paced story
about a young woman blogging to sort out her relationship with the charming
Samuel, centered around one near perfect Chastity MacKenzie and her (almost)
mother-in-law, a woman who I came to look forward to encounters with her in the scene. And, of course too, let's not leave out Abigail. After all, she is only the star!