Recently I had the pleasure of seeing Alice Walker in person #amreadig @alicewalker1944 Click To Tweet The great Pulitzer Prize winning author talked about herself, her writing and her passion. As the author of The Color Purple, she attracted people of all colors, sizes, shapes and backgrounds to hear her. In fact, the tickets sold […]
Archives for October 2015
Florida Writer’s Association Royal Palm Literary Awards–Clock Strikes is a Winner!
About 500 writers convened outside of Orlando Florida to celebrate the Florida Writer’s Conference last Thursday through Sunday. Workshops for new and seasoned writers of novels, screenplays, short fiction, poetry and much more provided needed advice and encouragement. This conference celebrated its fourteenth year and attracted writers from Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Alabama, and more. During […]
Getting Reviews is Like Pulling Teeth
Okay, so I write a review for nearly every book I read #amreading #bookreview Click To Tweet I do it because… well, why not? I enjoying having the opportunity to share my opinions about what I’ve read. Readers may or may not agree with me, but at least I’ve had my say. Think back years […]
What Does A Writer’s Day Look Like?
The image of a writer getting up in the morning with a cup of coffee and spending the early hours at his or her computer is what most of us imagine. We see Jane Austen at her desk in the vicarage with an ink pen and paper while watching the sun rise from her two-story […]
Why Writers Keep Writing
I’ve often wondered what keeps writers writing. As a reader, I’m grateful that people out there in the world persist in this rather unrewarding activity. I say unrewarding only in the sense of traditional rewards, e.g., money, fame. Most of what writers get instead is criticism or armchair hindsight. So why do writer’s write? I […]
#BookReview The Boy in the Suitcase–Stunningly Suspenseful
When I started reading The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis I worried about the child. Did I really want to read a book where a child had been stuffed in a suitcase? But with over 1500 reviews and still with 4 stars, I decided to give it a go. And, […]
Tips for Learning the Craft of Writing
In my last post I talked about the need for writers to learn the craft of writing fiction. Many writers in today’s world do not take the time to learn how to write fiction. Some feel if they’ve written academic papers or business reports, they can surely write a novel, right? Wrong! There is much […]