The Writing Life

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Tag Archives: book critiques

Sleeping Among the Sea Grapes

In my move this week (amazing how less expensive it is to live riverside rather than beachside), I ran across a book that reminded me that being a writer is … Continue reading

April 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

2009 Pulitzer Prize Winner: Simplicity @ its Best!

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout My rating: 5 of 5 stars As a writer, the most sought-after praise I would want is for my work to be called ‘clever’ – … Continue reading

July 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Joining a Book Club

a n x i e t y I recently joined a local book club, and while I’m looking forward to the first meeting in a few weeks, I have a … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Can you keep a secret?

I’ve gotten several questions lately asking if I would be serializing my novel, Oldsters, here on my blog while I worked on editing my first draft. That, coupled along with … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Turn the Page…Summer Crossing by Truman Capote

Today I read two works of Truman Capote: One Christmas and Summer Crossing.  A day worth living. *And if you read my previous post regarding ‘details’, you’ll see I’m not … Continue reading

March 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

It’s all in the details…or is it?

Less than 60 pages in, I am about to put We Were The Mulvaneys on my “Got Bored, Maybe Later” Goodreads shelf. Now I know this book is highly regarded, … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Turn the Page: Make a Scene

Make a Scene: Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time by Jordan E. Rosenfeld My rating: 5 of 5 stars I normally try to read two books at … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · 2 Comments