I wonder if you, like me, were given this precious golden nugget of advice at school: Write what you know. A faultless piece of wisdom that successful writers such as Stephen King, JK Rowling, and William Shakespeare no doubt kept close to their hearts as they started out on their particular roads to wild acclaim. … Continue reading On Writing What You Know
I think I write, more than anything, because I like how it feels afterwards. I like the feeling of I can do this. It’s not a feeling that comes easily to me. For most of each day, I’m feeling like I’m doing things I don’t understand, I’m not good at, or really dislike doing. So, … Continue reading On What To Write
Honestly, I love movies, but I’m not much interested in writing film reviews. Not that they’re not worth writing - just that there are plenty of that kind of writing to go around. If you think of any movie, someone out there has described it, told you whether you should like it, and we’ve all … Continue reading On Reviewing The Matrix
I was lucky enough to receive a free, advance copy of a book from the author, Daniel Verastiqui. Like I was a real journalist or something. It felt…significant, like I was being given something to care for. I liked it. And then I had to review it. Daniel self-publishes, and that route to publishing immortality … Continue reading On Reviewing Brigham Plaza
I think this the best sign I've found since "Please Don't Eat the Soap", a genuine sign in a gift shop in a small TX town... Anyway, surely, this kind of thing is better left to a medical professional.
Based on the Guardian series, here. The book I am currently reading I'm very good at starting books. The book that changed my life I guess it would be the first one I copy edited and the author didn't complain. I wish I could remember what it was. The book I wish I’d written So … Continue reading Books That Made Me
Hi, how’s your day going? Has it been, for want of a better word, weird? I’m going to presume it has - because, if you really start digging, everything is weird. I guess I’ve thought this, on and off, forever, but it was brought to the front of my mind when I was reading Raptitude, a … Continue reading On the weirdness of it all…
I had a blog before this one. In another country, another life… Ah. The United Kingdom. That once revered home of fair play and the sandwich, now forever besmirched by The Boris, The Brexit, and the third thing beginning with “B” that will not come to mind. But I digress. The aim of my previous … Continue reading On Reviewing
This is not OK, people. Lies in marketing? Sure. Misspelling "Advertisement"? No, absolutely not. Shame. SHAME!