Book review

Book review posted!

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! I’ve posted my latest book review for you. Today I share my thoughts on Ryan R. Campbell’s literary short story collection And Ampersand. Here’s the opening to my post:

A young swimmer gets in the water only to have the race cut short. A camper takes his girlfriend on a romantic trip just before they get caught in a mudslide. A grieving husband tries to make sense of losing his wife to a drunk driver then picks up a drunk hitchhiker. These plots and more fill author Ryan R. Campbell’s debut short story collection And Ampersand.

Read the whole review now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

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Have a wonderful day, readers!


Spring, here we come!

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! We’ve officially passed the spring equinox here in the northern hemisphere, which means warmer weather is on its way. For those of us who live farther north, we’re excited about shedding our heavy winter jackets. If that means light sweatshirts for a little while, so be it. We’re just thrilled to see the sun for long stretches.

It’s Monday, so that means our motivational quote first. I read an interesting article this morning that talked about the necessity for writers and other artists to find meaning in their own work. There are millions of people creating art every single day. We can’t sit around waiting for others to find meaning in what we express — we have to find meaning in it for ourselves and then share it with others. I’d like to think that this week’s quote speaks to that same idea of necessity, of how much an artist has to look inward in order to share something of worth.

“Story is to human beings what the pearl is to the oyster.”—Joseph Gold

Today is also the last Monday of the month, which means our monthly writers’ showcase. I have stories that will make you do a double-take and those that might leave you feeling a little sad. They’re still beautiful, all the same. Check out all of them on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

In the middle of the week, I’ll share a brand new book review with you. Martha Hall Kelly, the author of the incredible book Lilac Girls and Lost Roses is back with another historical fiction novel, this time set during the Civil War. Come back Wednesday to find out what I thought about Sunflower Sisters on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

And on Friday, it’s back to Instagram posts. Find out what images have captured my mood and mind, along with my #bookreviewpreview for next week. Check it out at the end of the week on Instagram, and find previous posts using my handle, @EktaRGarg.

Wear a mask; stay socially distant. Wash your hands; find out about the vaccine.

Have a lovely day, readers!