Tag: non-fiction

Books, Reading, & Libraries

The Omnivorous Reader: A Species in Danger of Extinction?

Omnivorous Reader

When people ask me for a reading recommendation, which is pretty often, I’ve learned to begin with the question, “What do you want to read?” I used to just start reeling titles off the top of my head. Books I’d recently finished and enjoyed, classics, and things I thought might match the person’s hobbies or …

Books, Reading, & Libraries, Freelance Writing Advice

Library Haul & Reading List 06/24/16

Library Haul & Reading List 06/24/16

Someone asked the other day why I post these book lists as “lists” instead of reviewing the books that I read. It’s a good question and here’s the answer. I’m not good at writing book reviews. Sure, I write board game reviews all the time over on iSlaytheDragon.com, but books are different. I guess, to …

Freelance Writing Advice, Writing Tips & Career Advice

The Joys and Sorrows of Writing Everything

Pencil

I’ve been writing in one form or another my entire working life and there’s very little that I haven’t tried. First, it was marketing materials and grants. Then I transitioned into technical and corporate writing. I’ve written for blogs and online magazines, written evergreen content for websites, articles for newspapers and academic journals, textbooks, and …

Productivity & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

NaNoWriMo for Professional Writers

Writer

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is almost upon us. Beginning November 1st, hundreds of thousands of people will sit down at their computers and attempt to crank out 50,000 words of fiction in 30 days. NaNoWriMo is billed as a way to help new writers get over their fright, insecurity, and procrastination tactics. But what …