The Best Books I Read in 2017

My 2017 Reading Summary Books read: 80 Five-star ratings: 10 Four-star ratings: 40 Three-star ratings: 19 Two-star, One-star, and not rated: 11 Fiction: 60 Non-fiction: 20 My Rating System I follow the Goodreads.com guidelines. A three-star rating means I liked Continue reading The Best Books I Read in 2017

How I Spent about One Hour Per Day in 2017

All authors should be readers. Any author who aspires to excel at writing should be an avid reader. I don’t know if there is a definition of “avid reader,” but I consider myself to be one. I just received this Continue reading How I Spent about One Hour Per Day in 2017

Happy News, Exciting News, and Notes

This is What Motivates Me the Most to Write (the Happy News) Exciting News I’ll be attending the University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute (UWWI) conference in Madison, WI next month. That in itself is not earthshaking, although it’s a great Continue reading Happy News, Exciting News, and Notes

The Best Books I Read in 2016

(Crossposted from a Neo-Renaissance Writer) THE FINALISTS Dark PlacesĀ  by Gillian Flynn Gillian Flynn is a seriously talented writer, if only for the fact she can write totally unlikable protagonists and still compel you to finish the book. I applaud Continue reading The Best Books I Read in 2016