Books, Reading, & Libraries

Library Haul and Reading List 5/22/15

Library Stack 5/22/15

We got the sad news today that our library will be closing for renovations beginning later in the summer. They’ll be closed for six months! The renovations are much needed and it will be great once done, but I don’t know what I’m going to do for books. The next closest branch is 30 minutes …

Productivity & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Getting The Most From a Writer’s Retreat


A writer’s retreat can be a rewarding experience. It gives you a chance to get away from your everyday distractions and really get some work done. It can also give you a chance to experience a new location and meet new people. (Note the difference between a retreat and a conference: A conference will have …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

I’m Not The Reader You’re Looking For


Today I was trying to find a book I read some time ago. I couldn’t remember the title or author, just some general points from the text. I hit upon the bright idea to go back through my library account to try to jog my memory, since I could at least remember the approximate time …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

Library Haul and Reading List 5/15/15

Library Stack 5/15/15

I didn’t make a list post last week as we were out of town and I didn’t get by the library. This week’s list is mostly fiction again, although I am reading A Curious Mind, by Brian Grazer. (Not pictured because I borrowed the eBook from the library.) It’s an interesting look at what Grazer …

Freelance Writing Advice, Writing Tips & Career Advice

10 Approaches to Revision


Most people think of revision as painful and something to be avoided. It’s much more fun to play with a first draft than to try to take something half-baked and shape it into something publishable. If you want to make money writing, though, you have to revise. No one’s work is perfect on the first …