Biblio Breakdown

Friday fun!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! First, I’d like to say I’m thinking about the flooding victims in Kentucky. I would urge all of you who can to donate to charitable organizations that can get aid to Kentucky and other places affected by natural disasters.

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It’s the last Friday of the month, and it’s also the fifth Friday! I won’t be posting any Instagram pictures today, and I’m sorry about not posting my book review earlier this week. Long story short, I didn’t quite finish the book on time. But I’m working my way through it and will share my thoughts soon enough.

In the meantime, I do have two fun things for you that only show up occasionally on The Write Edge. The first is my newest episode of Biblio Breakdown, my writing podcast where I take a book and use it to discuss writing techniques and tips. Today I took a deeper dive into The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill. Check out the latest episode of Biblio Breakdown to find out what this book did well and how you can apply it to your writing!

Also, because it is the last Friday, that means a brand new Growth Chart! Want to know what my latest parenting adventures are? Here’s a quick excerpt:

I have to wonder, though, if my older child having a cell phone has made me worry about her more.

Read the whole piece now on Growth Chart!

Next week is August — eep! I can’t believe it. I’ll be back with more writing news and more reviews and stories and such.

Stay hydrated, readers, take care of each other, and do a good deed for a stranger this weekend.

Have a good one!

E.R.G.

Last full week of July!

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Good evening, Write Edge readers! We’re in the last full week of July. Once August hits, we all start gearing up for school routines and the fall. While the summer has been a wonderfully laid-back time, I’ll admit, I’m ready for our schedule to be more regular once again.

In the meantime, I have new content for you! First, today is the last Monday of the month. That means it’s our monthly writers’ showcase. I love doing these. It’s always such a great lesson in the craft when I read the work of others. Find out what I’ve picked for you to read this month by going now to The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

On Wednesday I’ll share a new book review with you. This week I’m reading the recent release Peril at the Exposition by Nev March. It’s the sequel to Murder in Old Bombay, which I discovered on vacation. I fell in love with the story of Jim Agnihotri, amateur detective, and the Framji family, so when I saw that Nev March had a sequel I couldn’t wait to dive in. Find out whether the second book measures up to the first in the middle of the week on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Then, on Friday, it’s a new Growth Chart and (hopefully) Instagram photos. My goal is also to have the newest episode of up on that day too. I’ll keep you posted on whether that works out for this week (I’ve got a lot of reading, writing, and revising to do before then!)

Stay hydrated, take care of each other, and do a good deed this week, readers!

E.R.G.

Vacation? What vacation?

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Good evening, Write Edge readers! I’ve been home a whole week now, and it feels like my time off was eons ago. 😀 I’m back to the normal routine of running around after the kids, for the house, behind my writing. I’m grateful to be back but also a little wistful for the time away.

I’d actually chosen a writing prompt this morning for this week’s Writing Workshop post but couldn’t fit in the time to write a whole story. Since this year is about my writing shorter pieces anyway, I thought a haiku would suffice. I’ve also added something fun to the poem from my travels for you to enjoy. Check it out now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

One of the advantages of going on vacation is how much reading I get done. This week I’ll share with you my review of the brand new book Things We Do in the Dark by Jennifer Hillier. Find that review on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

And then on Friday, we go back to Instagram — I promise! Find out what I’m reading for next week’s review, get a reminder on what book I’m using for my upcoming episode of Biblio Breakdown, and more. You’ll see all of that at the end of the week on Instagram on Friday! Go to Insta and use my handle, @EktaRGarg, to see my other posts, or check out my Facebook author page.

Stay hydrated, take care of each other, and do a good deed this week. Have a good night, readers!

E.R.G.