Post 12: Nonfiction & What I’m Reading

Nonfiction… (The Creative Penn has great resources for authors.) The book, “How to Market a Book,”  is a great example of nonfiction for writers, both traditionally and self-published. “The World of Dinosaurs,” is another example that’s great for kids and adults alike. Personally, I love dinosaurs. Here are some things to think about when writing andContinue reading “Post 12: Nonfiction & What I’m Reading”

Post 14 & 15: Reflecting on a Novel – Steps/Graphic Novels – the Benefits.

Reflecting on a Novel – 10 Steps If you’re anything like me, reading outside is a great place to pause and reflect. Want 10 questions to probe deeper thinking about that novel? Consider these: What if the main character was a boy instead of a girl, or vice versa? What if this story had aContinue reading “Post 14 & 15: Reflecting on a Novel – Steps/Graphic Novels – the Benefits.”

Book Review 7: Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Summary: Arnold, aka, Junior, is the main character in “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie. Junior lives on a reservation and has one good friend named Rowdy. Junior and Rowdy play together a lot but often suffer from poverty, sickness, and alcoholism. Realizing that he isn’t going to become anyoneContinue reading “Book Review 7: Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian”

Post 11 and 13: Realistic Fiction VS. Fantasy and SciFi

Realistic Fiction Do you read realistic fiction? I do. I read a lot of things, actually. But if you would like to know the inside scoop as to what falls under realistic fiction, keep reading: Realistic fiction deals with day-to-day events that are universal to all people. While cultures and the way of life mayContinue reading “Post 11 and 13: Realistic Fiction VS. Fantasy and SciFi”

Publication Update + Excerpt

Update: As some of you know, I have been in the process of self-publishing Forces and the Malachite Stone, a middle grade fantasy. I recently published it on Amazon but, deep down, loathed the cover I had made. Plus, believe it or not, found some editing errors (after several read throughs); that just wasn’t acceptable,Continue reading “Publication Update + Excerpt”