Tag Archive: Reading

Quit Reading

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Now before some of you scream SACRILEGE! or start coming after me, pitchforks in hand, hear me out. I love to read. I cannot go to bed at night without cracking open a book. Even… Continue reading

Does Size Matter?

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The size of books, I mean. Books. Several times I’ve picked up Stephen King’s UNDER THE DOME, and then promptly put it back down because, come on! It’s a cinder block of a… Continue reading

5 Things To Do While You Wait

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Part of the writing life is waiting. Not always a fun part, but a necessary part nonetheless. We wait for inspiration. We wait for ideas. We wait for the right words. We wait… Continue reading

Catching the Spark

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I wish I got story ideas from reading nonfiction. I know a lot of writers do. It seems like the logical choice. Usually, though, when I read nonfiction, I’m reading to educate myself.… Continue reading

Losing My Patience

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I love reading. I’ve loved reading for as long as I can remember. I love story so much I earned two degrees in literature. I can’t express it enough: I really love reading.… Continue reading

Three Forthcoming Fantasies to Foam Over

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WordPress ate the first version of this post. It’s never done that before, and when I say ate, I mean mercilessly devoured, leaving no drafts whatsoever, only the title and tags, like little scraps… Continue reading

Spoiler-free thoughts on A Dance With Dragons

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Confessional week ahoy! I must confess: I haven’t been writing at all, the last two weeks. I got stuck in Westeros. I’m a huge fan of A Song of Ice and Fire, so… Continue reading

Confessional Classic: By Hook or By Crook, How a Reader Chooses A Book

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S.C. Green is lovely and talented, but not a Time Lord. So, in the interest of giving him enough time to finish off the last installment of Blueshine, Heartfire in proper fashion, PLC… Continue reading

Finding Your Voice

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This week at the PLC we’re talking about voice in fiction. That can mean one of two things- the voice you develop as a writer, or the voice of the character telling the… Continue reading

Want to write? Don’t starve your brain.

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I mentioned in my last post that I had participated in an experiment along with S. C. Green. The idea was to avoid all media input for one week. The hope was, that… Continue reading

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