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6 Things I’m Reading, Watching, Eating This Week

What has my attention this week? Book: The Truelove by Patrick O’Brian My absolute, no-question, 100% favorite author? Patrick O’Brian. His nautical tales of the Napoleonic war, featuring odd couple Captain Jack Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin, are beyond brilliant. His historicity is perfect, and he has mastered the ability to write in the voice of the […]

6 Things That Should Have Your Attention This Week

What has my attention this week? Reading: Order of the Stick Comic by Rich Burlew Years back, someone on Twitter recommended this web comic to me, and I’ve been hooked ever since. It’s a fun, trope-ridden fantasy romp that always makes me laugh with its inside references to the actual process of creating a story and […]

6 Things That Have My Attention This Week

What’s got my attention this week? Book: The Wings of the Dove by Henry James I’m still working my way through Henry James in my pursuit of the classics. I’m only one chapter into this one right now, but the heft and maturity of the storytelling is already nice to see. I like stories of […]

6 Things I’m Reading, Eating, Using This Week

What has my attention this week?   Reading: Go Direct! by Jim Kukral I’m kind of hard up for good books this week, mostly because I’m right at the beginning of several (including Kafka’s posthumous novel Trial), but this is the best of them so far. I grabbed Kukral’s book during its launch (on Joanna […]

6 Things That Have My Attention This Week

What has my attention this week? Book: Every Secret Thing by Susanna Kearsley One of my writing buds, Holly Heisey, put me onto Susanna Kearsley last year, and I fell in love with her DuMaurier-esque time travel story The Rose Garden. I’ve been looking forward to giving her a second try and ended up with the […]

6 Things That Have My Attention This Week

What has my attention this week? Book: Your Idea Machine by William C. Martell I stumbled onto Martell’s Screenwriting Blue Book Series when researching for a new series on dialogue I plan to start over on Helping Writers Become Authors next year. Based on the covers, the series doesn’t look like much, and they’re ridiculously […]