What I've been reading

Welcome to my strand of the World Wide Web. Subscribe to receive articles and tips every week in your inbox This week's article: What I've been reading My "to read" pile never goes down. As soon as I've ticked one more book off the list, I add several more. It's quite possible that I'm a #bookaddict (and also a #hashtag addict, but that's another article). In the last few weeks, I've finished reading An Unlikely Occultist by Isobel Blackthorn (read my review) and War and Resistance by Sophie Masson (I'll have a review and an interview to share soon). I'm part way through Confessions of a Misfit Enterpreneur: How to succeed in business despite yourself by Kate Toon and have started Chocolat b

Daydreams and Ruminations: creating fictional mythologies

Welcome to my strand of the World Wide Web. Writing Toolbox: tip #11 Online Graphic Creation apps Subscribe to receive articles and tips every week in your inbox This week's article: Daydreams and Ruminations: creating fictional mythologies It won’t come as much surprise to the people that know me, but I spend a lot of time daydreaming. I ruminate on stories. Parts of some will pop up in a novel here, a short story there. Most will not escape the confines of my imagination. These are the scenarios wherein I work out elements of my daily life, relationships, future aspirations, things I’ve said when I shouldn’t or not said when I should have. Inside my head, life is role-played, on repeat, ni

Inspiration in poetry: A Single Light

Welcome to my strand of the World Wide Web. Writing Toolbox: tip #10 Book Review sites for readers Subscribe to receive articles and tips every week in your inbox This week's article: Poetry & Story Settings Excepting the diner On the outskirts The town of Ladora At 3 a.m. Was dark but For my headlights And up in One second-story room A single light Where someone Was sick or Perhaps reading As I drove past At seventy Not thinking This poem Is for whoever Had the light on This poem by Donald Justice was the initial inspiration for my second novel, A Single Light. A "Poem to Be Read at 3 A.M" talks about what a single light in a window, when all else is dark, might mean. A light in the window

Book Review: The Unlikely Occultist by Isabel Blackthorn

Welcome to my strand of the World Wide Web. Writing Toolbox: tip #9 Blogs for Writers Subscribe to receive articles and tips every week in your inbox This week's article: Book Review - The Unlikely Occultist by Isobel Blackthorn Isobel Blackthorn’s fictionalised biography of Alice Anne Bailey brings to light a life, and life’s purpose, that has been denigrated, downplayed or completely ignored. She became a shadow in the background of the momentous events and changes that impacted the Western World from late 1800s to mid 1900s; from the pre-world war period to the establishment of the United Nations. With The Unlikely Occultist, Alice is back in the light where she deserves to be. Alice A Ba

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