Writing

How An Irreverant Penmonkey Got a Traditional Girl to Read a Book on a Screen

This is the story of how a girl who recently lamented the impending death of the bookmark came to read a book on a screen. A self-published book. I know. Today's post comes from the perspective of a reader, and over the past two days I've been happily reading the short story collection Irregular Creatures by Chuck Wendig. A… Continue reading How An Irreverant Penmonkey Got a Traditional Girl to Read a Book on a Screen

Get Inspired Mondays, Writing

It Only Takes One Yes — Guest Post

Get Inspired Mondays — Guest Blogger Series Welcome to the final guest post of the January edition of Get Inspired Monday!  Each week, a different writer has shared their story of finding inspiration -- often from an unexpected source.  To read the previous posts, click here, here, and here.  Today's guest is author and illustrator, Erika Marks. Erika's blog "on writing, publishing and… Continue reading It Only Takes One Yes — Guest Post

Books

Getting Your Reading List Under Control (or, Culling the Cullens)

  Your nightstand is overflowing, your Reader's Journal is full, your library books are overdue, and you have scribblings of book recommendations everywhere you look. It's a reading list explosion. Even worse, the list of books you want to read keeps growing and growing at the same rate that your reading time is shrinking and shrinking.  You… Continue reading Getting Your Reading List Under Control (or, Culling the Cullens)

Writing

A Writer’s Interpretation of a “Maybe”

12:31 pm: Dear Diary, Oh!  Mail’s here.  I’ll just have a quick look -- a few  manuscripts circulating. 12:32 pm: Oh joy! Oh bliss!  My poem to the magazine I have desperately been trying to break into...was not immediately rejected!  I received a postcard with my name and address handwritten on the front and a… Continue reading A Writer’s Interpretation of a “Maybe”