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#50booksin2014: The First Five

I spent the better part of my high school & college years reading novels for tests or essays, but rarely for pleasure. I missed out on so many good books and decided that my post-grad life would be full of reading books of my choosing. 745 more words

Best-Selling Author Sara Gruen’s Advice to Writers: Keep Your Writing Time Sacred

Like millions of readers worldwide, I fell in love with Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants. So when she graced an online discussion forum sponsored by a group I belong to, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to ask her a question on behalf of all aspiring writers.


BOOK REVIEW - Why We Write

Edited by Meredith Maran  (A Plume Book – Penguin Group, 2013)

“For those who read, write, publish, purvey, and love books.”

This book is a collection of personal anecdotes from twenty distinguished authors writing about Why We Write. 219 more words


i travel - simple minds

It was a quarter to eight when I checked the weekly staffing rota and noticed that the next member of staff would be coming in at eight-thirty, not nine. 655 more words