I was in a fantasy reading slump for months - and The Phantom Forest pulled me out of it.
Pride is a fantastic modern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a flirtation of characters who are richer, and those who are poorer.
It was too contrived. What could have been a promising book fell flat both in character portrayal and in plot.
Britt-Marie is the latest literary curmudgeon, following after Ove and Eleanor Oliphant.
I may never eat a madeleine without thinking of Proust and his contribution to our understanding of human memory.
Sisters of Shadow and Light had potential, but failed to realize it.
Book Review : 5 stars The Emotional Wound Thesaurus This book is phenomenal. Not only does it provide pages of different emotional wounds and their elements, but it gives you psychological feel to all of them. I noted a number of wounds that I was already building up in a character I'm writing about, but … Continue reading Book Review: The Emotional Wound Thesaurus – Angela Ackerman
Writing Wild Writing Wild is a book not in line with how I view the world, namely the spiritual undertones. The author is too David Avocado Wolfe for me, with her messages of balancing ions in the body, energies, chakras, etc. A snake crossing your path has meaning only because you’ve given it meaning; not … Continue reading Writing Wild: Forming a Creative Partnership with Nature – Tina Welling
This barely drudges up the suspense and primality of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca.
Over the past few years, I've read/studied a number of books on the craft of writing, everything from tension & conflict, to character development, to the 3-part story arc. Here's a list of the best books I've read on how to develop and hone your writing.