Thursday R.E.A.D.s

Second installment of Thursday R.E.A.D.s now up!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! It’s the second Thursday of this quarter, and I’ve posted my second installment of Thursday R.E.A.D.s. Today I share my thoughts on how I viewed The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth as an editor. Here’s an excerpt:

As a reader, I’m as much a fan of the plot twist as the next person. As an editor, I scrutinize these twists. I want them to make sense, because when a book requires as much emotional investment as this book does, that twist shouldn’t leave the reader feeling like they’ve just been walloped in the head by a 50-pound bag.

Check out the whole post now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Wear a mask and stay socially distant if you’re not vaccinated.

Wash your hands no matter who you are!

Show a stranger kindness today.

Have a great night!

E.R.G.

Why revisions are fun!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! I’m so excited — earlier today, I sent my editor a revised manuscript of the novella that will be published by Atmosphere Press later this year. Next week I have a Zoom meeting with her to discuss the revisions and next steps. I’m going to be a published author, everyone! Can’t wait!

In the meantime, work here on The Write Edge continues, of course. Thanks to talking all of you week after week, year after year, I’m getting to see my dream come true. ❤

First, my newest short story. Today I posted some micro fiction, but it’s just long enough to share an excerpt. Here’s that:

The mouth had whispered “I love you” in her ears for the first time ever. The eyes had sought hers across the basketball court after wins and losses. The face had turned away from her shattered heart.

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

In the middle of the week, I’ll share my newest book review. This week I’m going to let you know what I thought of Reluctantly Home by Imogen Clark. Come back for that on Wednesday on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

It’s the second quarter of the year, which means a new Thursday R.E.A.D.s. All month long, I’m taking a closer look at The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth. Last week I shared my thoughts on the novel as a Reviewer. This Thursday, find out how I viewed it as an Editor.

Finally, on Friday, it’s back to Instagram. Check out what I’m reading for next week as well as other bits and pieces from my non-writing/non-editing life. Find thumbnails of older posts here on the home page, and follow me on the platform with my handle, @EktaRGarg.

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

Show a stranger some kindness today.

Have a great day, readers!

E.R.G.

New Thursday R.E.A.D.s post!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! I’ve posted the first installment of this quarter’s Thursday R.E.A.D.s. Today I tell you what I thought of Sally Hepworth’s brand new novel The Good Sister in the capacity of a Reviewer. Here’s an excerpt:

Halfway through the book, though, you get the sense that something doesn’t quite add up. It’s hard to know whether that’s just Rose being overprotective or whether she’s hiding something.

Read the whole post now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

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

Be kind to a stranger today.

Have a great week, readers!

E.R.G.