J.K. Rowling

Book review now up!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! I’ve posted my latest book review for you. Today I’m sharing my thoughts on The Ickabog, the newest children’s novel from J.K. Rowling. Check out the opening to my post:

When a bumbling king lets his evil advisors take control of his kingdom, the advisors use rumors to scare people into submission. Two best friends, however, refuse to let the pressure force them into doing the wrong thing and devise a plan to reveal the truth instead. Author J.K. Rowling returns with a story that will remind everyone why her writing has had such a huge impact with her newest work The Ickabog.

Read the full review now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Stay safe, wear a mask, bundle up, and have a great night, readers!


The week before Thanksgiving…

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Good evening, Write Edge readers! Next week is Thanksgiving — yay! Extra mashed potatoes and corn bread for me, please!

I hope you all have had a good start to your week. I’ve definitely had an unexpected, albeit good one. I started a new writing project today. I don’t know yet whether my vision for it will come to fruition. Often our creative pursuits are like that; they’re the most tangible, concrete things in the world…except when they’re not. Anyone who has ever tried to complete a creative work can sympathize with this week’s motivational quote:

“Writing a novel is like gathering smoke.”—Walter Mosley

While I let this new writing project percolate in the back of my brain, I’ve posted the next installment of my short story for you. This is the story I began on the first Monday of November. It didn’t seem like it was ready to let go of me yet, so I thought I’d continue with it. Today the newest section is up, and here’s an excerpt:

“Maybe he had these things ready ahead of time. The watch and the spoon. You know, just in case.”

Kylie’s face fell. “In case of what?”

Suzanna pressed her knees together. “In case of what happened. Soldiers have to be ready for anything, Ky. Maybe…maybe Dan was thinking ahead to the possibility that a moment might come when he wouldn’t—couldn’t—come back to you.”

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

In the middle of the week, I’ll review The Ickabog by J.K. Rowling. I had no idea she’d released a new book this year. On Wednesday, find out what I thought of the newest work from one of the most beloved — and for some, one of the most controversial — authors of our time. You’ll get that review on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

On Thursday I continue my month-long analysis of Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. You’ve heard what I thought of this novel as a Reader and an Editor. This week I’ll share my thoughts on it as an Author. That’ll be later this week on Thursday R.E.A.D.s.

And Instagram! I know I left everyone hanging this past Friday. It was a good day but a busy one getting ready for Diwali, or the Festival of Lights, on Saturday (which we celebrated at home this time, but still took some prep to do.) I let Instagram get away from me last week, but I’ll circle back this Friday. Check out previous posts with my handle, @EktaRGarg.

Wear a mask, stay social distant, and don’t forget to bundle up, readers. Have a great week ahead!