Book review up!

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! I’ve posted my latest book review for you. Today I’m sharing my thoughts on The Love Proof by Madeleine Henry. Here’s the opening to my review:

Two college students find true love and vow to stay together forever. When one of them makes a drastic decision, however, the other does everything she can to find a way to prove the tangibility of their love. Author Madeleine Henry intertwines science and feelings in the thoughtful, touching novel The Love Proof.

Read the whole review now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Wear a mask; stay socially distant; wash your hands; find out about the vaccine in your area; and bundle up! Have a wonderful day, readers!


Daring to go forward…

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Hello, Write Edge readers! Before any of you think anything dramatic has happened, the title of today’s blog post is a simple reference to the fact that it’s so bone-crackingly cold here Central Illinois that I’d rather curl up under a blanket with a book than do any writing. Yet, I have to dare to go forward with my writing dreams, including revisions and brainstorming and all that entails. After all, no one else is going to accomplish my writing dreams for me, right?

To that end, here’s this week’s motivational quote. I don’t make a conscious decision to match these with how I’m feeling on a particular day or even the stories I write every Monday. Yet somehow it all comes together in a serendipitous way. This is a wonderful life lesson as well as a lesson for artistic endeavors:

“To be passive is to let others decide for you. To be aggressive is to decide for others. To be assertive is to decide for yourself. And to trust that there is enough, that you are enough.”—Edith Eva Eger

Next, this week’s short story. It’s about a girl who decides she’s enough, even if no one else sees her that way. Check out the excerpt:

She thought about hiking boots—her mother’s, specifically. When her parents moved them to the city, her mother had taken the boots she’d worn on that last hike and put them in a box for charity. The night before Mom drove all the donation items to the Salvation Army, Ruby sneaked down to the garage and rummaged through the boxes.

Read the whole story now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

Next, it’s the month of love, and on Wednesday I’ll share a brand new book review with you about a book with love as its central theme. Come back in the middle of the week to find out what I thought about The Love Proof by Madeleine Henry. You’ll get that review on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

It’s the first quarter of the year, which means a new Thursday R.E.A.D.s analysis. This month I’m diving deeper into The Test by Sylvain Neuvel. Come back on Thursday to find out what I thought about this book as an Editor.

Finally, on Friday, it’s Instagram again! See what I’ll be reading for next week’s book review as well as other fun pictures from my life as a member of the publishing industry, a mom, a friend, and just a regular person. :>

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Have a fantastic week, readers, and stay warm!


Instagram posts now up!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! I’ve posted my latest Instagram pictures. They include what I’m reading for next week’s review, a whole host of birthday gifts that I received, and a signal of hope. Check them out now on Instagram with my handle, @EktaRGarg, or on my Facebook author page (where you can find other stuff exclusive to Facebook.)

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Have a great weekend, readers!