Weekly Update, May 21 2018, Plus a Writing Tip!

In which I share updates on writing, reading, and the strange, sad life of a historical fiction writer. Also, a writing tip. And flowers.  Continue reading “Weekly Update, May 21 2018, Plus a Writing Tip!”

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Why MBTI Is Good For Fiction (But Probably Not Much Else)

In which, after ranting more than I meant to, I give advice for using the MBTI to craft characters who feel like real individuals.  Continue reading “Why MBTI Is Good For Fiction (But Probably Not Much Else)”

Guilt Reading: Should You Force Yourself to Finish a Book?

In which I muse about the enormous pressures we put upon ourselves at times despite the fact that we are supposedly reading for our own enjoyment, and the pros and cons of our so doing.  Continue reading “Guilt Reading: Should You Force Yourself to Finish a Book?”

Weekly Update July 7, 2017

In which I talk about what I finished, what I started, Hemingway, a Viennese masterpiece, and recognising the face of an old friend. Continue reading “Weekly Update July 7, 2017”

On Re-reading Books I Enjoyed Long Ago, Pt. 1

In which I share my anxieties about re-reading books that I loved when I was younger, and thoughts on Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney. Continue reading “On Re-reading Books I Enjoyed Long Ago, Pt. 1”