Writing Book Review of Wonderbook

Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Writing Imaginative Fiction by Jeff Vandemeer caught my attention at a writing conference in 2019. After glancing at it several times, I purchased a copy because it was too intriguing to pass up. Wonderbook is what it says it is, an illustrated guide to writing. The book is part prose,Continue reading “Writing Book Review of Wonderbook”

A Writer’s Book of Days Book Review

This is part of a series of posts for authors and writers, reviewing craft, writing, and inspirational books for authors. With 30 years of DIY reading and some writing classes behind me, I’ve read many, many books on writing. These are just the best of the best. I don’t plan to spend much, if anyContinue reading “A Writer’s Book of Days Book Review”

Fandom Fridays and Changing Things UP

Originally, I intended Fridays to be Spec Fic Fridays with informational posts about fantasy creatures, sci-fi and fantasy tropes, and such. I changed my mind. It happens. I don’t mean to be frustrating to follow, but I realized I had bitten off too many different things at once with my grandiose plans to post onContinue reading “Fandom Fridays and Changing Things UP”

Author Book Review: Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury

Recommended to me by a writing friend who I’ve never met in person, Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury is one of those books I wish I had read years ago. How, as a speculative fiction writer who has been writing a mix of sci-fi and fantasy for over thirty years, hadContinue reading “Author Book Review: Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury”

Advent: Joy + A Book Review + And it’s a Tuesday

Somehow, mainly, I think because I had a bit going on, I lost track of my Sunday-Monday posts I had planned. So, here, they are, without much further ado, except, well, more at the end. The third Sunday and week of Advent is dedicated to joy. Joy as in a deep kind of happiness. JoyContinue reading “Advent: Joy + A Book Review + And it’s a Tuesday”

DOUBLE UP POST: ADVENT REFLECTION AND A BOOK REVIEW

Why the double up post? Well, I have to admit, it’s only Monday, and already the week is moving and grooving. 🙂 ADVENT REFLECTION My faith is the foundation of my life. As I noted in my first post for Advent, this does not mean my faith is perfect, or that I am either. IContinue reading “DOUBLE UP POST: ADVENT REFLECTION AND A BOOK REVIEW”

NEW Reviews of Writing Books, a Series

I love to read. I have loved reading for most of my life. As a writer, I read genre books, poetry, and non-fiction, specifically writing craft books, writing encouragement books, writing prompt books, books that inform my writing, and writing business books. This last year, I embarked on a writing business and writing marketing bookContinue reading “NEW Reviews of Writing Books, a Series”