Category Archives: Reading

The best fiction for writers

My friend (and fellow writer) Cornelia Dolian challenged me to come up with a list of the  10 most important works of fiction for writers. Well, she claims to be my friend, but anyone who gives out an assignment like this … Continue reading

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Writing craft and heroes

As I continue revising my WIP, I’ve been reading a lot of books on plot and craft. Some focus on the story logic of Hollywood movies, like Save the Cat by Blake Snyder or Screenwriting Tricks for Authors by Alexandra … Continue reading

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Book review: The Dragon Lantern by Alan Gratz

And I thought the first book was good! The Dragon Lantern, a middle-grade novel by Alan Gratz, pulls out all the stops. Dragon Lantern is the second book in the League of Seven series, about a team of seven heroes who … Continue reading

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My perpetual friend

Since I last gave an update, Mini Book Club (me + spouse) has finished two more Victorian novels: Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens, and Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. After a long roll-call vote of the club … Continue reading

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Mini book club

In my last post, I mentioned my Mini Book Club. My partner in crime and I were motivated by a few things. We wanted to challenge ourselves by reading books we wouldn’t normally read. I also had been thinking about … Continue reading

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