...you finish a novel! Of course, you're never really "done" with a novel until it's been printed, but I can confidently say that for the first time ever I have finished writing and editing (two rounds) of a novel that I wrote for NaNoWriMo last year. I didn't realize how difficult it would be… Continue reading That wonderful moment when…
I received Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty from Macmillan and Aladdin from W.W. Norton, both as Advanced Reader Copies in exchange for an honest review. I was super thrilled to receive both of these copies. I had never read a Liane Moriarty book and this was the perfect excuse to pick one up, and… Continue reading TWO Upcoming Titles!
I received an Advanced Reader's Copy of this book from W.W. Norton Publishers. I was excited to read this because of the great reviews I was hearing about it. The premise for this book is that Rachel can't die, but she wants to. After living two thousand years and watching children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, lovers, husbands,… Continue reading Upcoming Books: Eternal Life by Dara Horn
A few years ago, I started doing "visual exercises" where I took an image and created a scene with it. I want to get back into doing that for two reasons: The last time I did these, one post inspired me to write my first fantasy novel, which I'm trying to finish this year. Maybe… Continue reading Visual Writing
The full synopsis for this book can be found here, but the gist of the story is a woman, after losing her father and last remaining family member, moves to the country become governess at the mysterious Gaudlin Hall where a "presence" resides. This book was written by the same author who wrote The Boy in… Continue reading Book Review: This House is Haunted by John Boyne
Plato's analogy of "The Cave" asks the important question: if we are only ever exposed to one type of life, can there be anything else? If a man is born within the walls of a cave, knows no light, no sound beyond the echo of his own voice on the cave walls, no human beside… Continue reading Book Review: Room by Emma Donaghue
In honor of NaNoWriMo last November, the Iredell County Public Library that I work for in North Carolina partnered with Mitchell Community College to create the first ever community novel. We created a group of writers who were patrons and staff of the library, and students and staff from the college. We organized our thoughts,… Continue reading Writing as a Community