End of May

May 2018 Gotta lotta reading done. Gotta lotta writing done. Gotta lotta Chewy done. Good month. Books Read First this month was a long time wait…A Wild Sheep Chase. It is technically Murakami’s third book, and the one when he felt he really grew into being an author by discovering the story as he went … Continue reading End of May

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January Review 2018

January 2018 With the new year, I’m deciding to change my reading habit a bit by adding ratings to hopeful make my feelings a bit clearer, if not to also leave a more meaningful impact on certain books I greatly disagree with or loath. Therefore, I will be adding that rating here as well. Or … Continue reading January Review 2018

January 2017

January 2017 I’m a little behind on things here…but that might be a running theme this year when it comes to posting. Books Read First read this month was Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. Clearly, middle grade fodder, but it is pure fun and I loved how many classic books are scattered throughout. The only … Continue reading January 2017

Revisiting Bad Writing: Comparisons

Comparisons As Buddhists say, “Comparisons are the root of all evil.” And despite bad judgment, the rule to follow for parents of multiple children. So, too, for an aspiring ‘anything,’ this is a golden rule too quickly forgotten. We draw comparisons between ourselves and every expert we come across. It is best not to put … Continue reading Revisiting Bad Writing: Comparisons

Chapter Thursdays: Chewy Noh and the Legends of Spring / Chapter 8

8 -Chewy- “First of all, I have to thank you,” she said, her eyes glowing with praise and moonlight. “The way you got rid of Gangnim for us was wonderful. He was a bother to no end, and we can’t thank you enough.” Chewy furrowed his brow. “We?” “Why, of course! We pin-holders,” she said, … Continue reading Chapter Thursdays: Chewy Noh and the Legends of Spring / Chapter 8

Chapter Thursdays: Chewy Noh and the Phantasm of Winter / Chapter 24

24 It took a second or two for his eyes to adjust, and then before him, Chewy saw a long dark hallway with a glowing rectangle at the other end. He walked slowly, studying the walls. There was something holding him in, keeping him on the path toward the light ahead, but when he reached … Continue reading Chapter Thursdays: Chewy Noh and the Phantasm of Winter / Chapter 24

Revisiting Bad Grammar: Weak Verbs

Weak Verbs Weak verbs are probably the worst flaw to correct. For that reason, the best time to tackle them is in editing. While you’re in the midst of writing, the last thing you want to do is slow down your momentum to come up with another word for ‘move,’ and yet that’s exactly what … Continue reading Revisiting Bad Grammar: Weak Verbs