Tag: Writers

A Glimpse into the Next Four Fascinating Book Reviews to be Previewed Here

Ernest Hemingway: Artifacts From a Life by Michael Katakis Publisher: Scribner of Simon and Schuster Biographies & Memoirs – Publication Date: 23 Oct 2018 Publisher’s Book Description: “Beautifully designed, intimate and illuminating, this is the story of American icon Ernest Hemingway’s life through the documents, photographs, and miscellany he kept, compiled by the steward of the…

My Dilemma: To Review or Not Review

Yesterday I posted a poll on my Facebook page @dbmoonespage, which is a new page and not getting the traffic I hope to gain with time and perseverance. The survey was asking book reviewers and writers if I should go forward with reading and reviewing a book or to contact the British publisher and first-time…

The Nuances of Twitter

Originally posted on Book Reviews & Musings:
Please Don’t do that! Please don’t drop your head into the palm of your hand and moan, “Oh gawd, please not another one!” because of this, I promise you, is not ‘just’ another one. I’ve been making mental notes about the activity that I have found disspiriting regarding Twitter…

Writing Outside The Box

Originally posted on Live to Write – Write to Live:
“Think outside the box” has always been one of the phrases I love to hate. In my agency days, it was something that echoed up and down the corridors, usually tripping lightly off the tongue of some overpaid creative director-type who couldn’t come up with…

The Munich Girl Book Review

The late Caroline Gordon, an American novelist and literary critic, said of writing books, “A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.” The Munich Girl by best selling author Phyllis Edgerly Ring does just this; it wafts us via a…

Weekend Edition: Writing The Hard Stuff

Yesterday, I was reading the blogs that I follow, and I came to Jamie’s “Live to Write-Write to Live” blog titled Writing the Hard Stuff, and I found myself gulping Jamie’s every word. It was a slap upside my head while simultaneously stirring up so much emotion I had buried deep in my heart. I…

Writing Groups: Yea or Nay?

Originally posted on Word Nerds:
How many of you belong to a writing group? If so, do you like it? I’ve always wanted to join one. There’s not much in the way of writing groups or book clubs where I live right now. But! There are groups in the city I’m moving to (hopefully in…

Thunderclap Campaign

Originally posted on The Quill Pen Writes:
Hi Everyone! There is currently a Thunderclap Campaign #thunderclap running to help boost the anthology presence around the world… I wonder if you would help us to reach our goal of 100 supporters? We’re at 84 and it won’t cost you anything but a few minutes of your…

Returning to the Fundamentals of Writing

In Stephen King’s book, On Writing; A Memoir of the Craft, he wrote, “… good writing consists of mastering the fundamentals (vocabulary, grammar, the elements of style) and then filling the third level of your toolbox with the right instruments.” I don’t know anyone who would disagree with Mr. King. I read a lot of…