Book Review: Adorning the Dark by Andrew Peterson

Andrew Peterson’s Adorning the Dark is an artists’ retreat captured in book form. That’s the simplest and truest way I can describe its impact on me. Adorning the Dark is part-memoir of Peterson’s artistic journey and personal life, part-spiritual reminders for creative souls, part-guidebook for artists. The book isn’t just for your typical “creatives”—writers, musicians, … Continue reading Book Review: Adorning the Dark by Andrew Peterson

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

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