Good morning, Write Edge readers! Before I say anything else, I would like to express my sadness at the death of Nelson Mandela yesterday. Truly a world leader, he embodied the words persistence and endurance. Even in his later years he continued to strive for peace, proving that no matter the odds a person dedicated to a goal — truly dedicated — can make a change. I hope we can all remember his example.
I have the latest Growth Chart up for you, so go above to “Growth Chart” for an excerpt and then go to Growth Chart to get the latest account of my parenting adventures. I hope you like this one, readers!
Also, I see the number of email subscribers slowly climbing. Thank you so much! I feel excited and even more motivated to continue producing my best writing for you to enjoy. If you k now anyone else who would enjoy The Write Edge, please do pass it on to them. And to the readers already on the list, thanks for sticking with me!
Have a great weekend, readers, and stay warm! Talk to you Monday!
Good morning, Write Edge readers! Before I say anything else, I want to wish my wonderful dad a happy birthday. Love you, Dad! Can’t wait to see you in a couple of weeks!
And now, for today’s installments. First, I have a brand new book review for you. My dear friend Kat Kirst will release her new book this Friday, and she was kind enough to let me read it before the launch. The Cost of Living Forever explores the idea of living…well, forever. What happens when someone figures out how to do that? Wouldn’t humankind benefit? Or will people suddenly find a new set of problems? To get a sense of the book go up to “BookEnds” and then read the full review on The Write Edge Bookshelf.
Also, my brothers and sisters in the writing craft, I have publishing news from November for you. Click here to read about just a few of the happenings in the world of publishing.
Have a great rest of the week, readers!
Good morning, Write Edge readers! I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving and got to spend some time with loved ones. For those of you who brave the crowds, I hope all the time spent waiting in line was worth it!
We’ve got a full week here on The Write Edge, so let’s get right to it! First up I have your weekly dose of inspiration. Go to “A Writer’s Heartbeats” for the latest quote about writing; as always, I think this quote can apply to almost any goal or passion you have in your sights. Today’s quote reminds us that sometimes we need to lose ourselves in our passion in order to reach the gold standard we’ve set for ourselves.
To that end, today’s “Exercising the craft” runs along the same lines. Sometimes a person needs a touch of defiance to get to their ultimate objective. Check it out here and let me know what you think.
This Wednesday I’ll have a brand new book review for you. A good friend of mine will release her fourth book this Friday, and I got a chance to read it before it hits the masses. In the middle of the week I’ll share with you my thoughts on The Cost of Living Forever by Kat Kirst. Be sure to come back to The Write Edge Bookshelf for the review.
On Wednesday I’ll also have a roundup of publishing news from November for you. Writers, come back to The Write Edge in the middle of the week to catch up to some of the things you might have missed last month.
At the end of the week I’ll share with you a new full-fledged Growth Chart. Check it out on Friday on Growth Chart.
Have a great week, readers!