This here's a bit of a book review. I just finished A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks. I've read a number of his books because the way I can best describe my desire to read them is there is so much negativity in the world that Sparks reminds us of the good stuff … Continue reading A Bend in the Road
Finishing the first draft of your novel is best described as relieving. Your story, albeit in rough form, is finally down on paper and out of your head. It's finally tangible and real. It's freeing because you don't have the looming feeling hovering over you that you need to put it down. You've done that … Continue reading Why the First Edit is the Best and the Worst
Did you ever wish you could read at supersonic speed so you could read as many books as possible? Me too. Unfortunately, this is a rare skill that eludes many despite how in demand it may be. I would love to have this skill but I can only read so fast. I've gotten better lately … Continue reading How Many Books Can You Read at Once?
Going through school, you get the impression that in order to be a fan of reading you need to enjoy the classics. Everyone reads Shakespeare, Chaucer, and other classic writers in school. To some, they're awesome. To others, they're an absolute bore. I wish I loved reading Shakespeare but I can't say that I do. … Continue reading Reading the Classics
I've recently started a book by Louis L'Amour, an old western novelist who wrote nearly 100 novels and stories. In this book in particular, he writes of his education and while his formal schooling ended when he was fifteen years old, he goes on to say he continued to learn throughout his life. L'Amour said … Continue reading Learning Through Life