Reading Recap: May – August 2019

Note: I would consider these reviews to be spoiler free. However, I do mention (in vague language) what I liked or disliked about each book/series. I also provide my impression of the ending (i.e. whether it satisfied me or not). Again, I don’t give any detailed or specific spoilers, but I wanted to place an … Continue reading Reading Recap: May – August 2019

Reading Recap: January – April 2019

I’ve already read over ten books in 2019. For some of you, ten books in four months is nothing, but for me, it’s an achievement—in my adult years, at least! I used to read all the time as a kid and constantly needed to more books to meet the demands of my voracious reader’s appetite. … Continue reading Reading Recap: January – April 2019

Book Review: Author-in-Progress

Author-in-Progress, a series of brief essays by the Writer Unboxed Community edited by Therese Walsh, paints a complete picture of the writer’s journey from the first stages of a baby novel to its graduation into the real world. The book covers a wide range of topics and features a variety of voices from professionals in … Continue reading Book Review: Author-in-Progress

Book Review: The Irresistible Novel

One of the most influential books on the writing craft I’ve read is Jeff Gerke’s The Irresistible Novel. I had the privilege of hearing some of the book’s content in person from Gerke at a conference I attended in 2014, and loved his session so much, I bought the book to further understand what makes … Continue reading Book Review: The Irresistible Novel

Book Review: The Writer’s Devotional

Book Review: The Writer’s Devotional by Amy Peters The Writer’s Devotional: 365 Inspirational Exercises, Ideas, Tips & Motivations on Writing by Amy Peters helps me mentally prepare for my writing each day. Over the course of 365 days (divided into 52 weeks), Peters has provided daily page-long blurbs on various topics relevant to the writer’s … Continue reading Book Review: The Writer’s Devotional