What’s on My Bookshelf? | Book Recommendations

I recently was shuffling around my bookshelf, updating the books based on my current reading interests. I thought it may be interesting to share, perhaps recommend, and pass along these books!

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Stop Saying These Things to Writers | Writing Pet Peeves

We’ve all got those things that people do or say that really annoys us, but we just grin and bear it. And when it comes to writing, all writers have their specific peeves. Here are some of mine.

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Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury – Book Review [Spoiler Free]

Dandelion Wine is the perfect summer read. Ray Bradbury creates an atmosphere nostalgic for long summer days in the Midwest, reminding the reader all the joy and sorrow of being twelve and truly realizing your alive and realizing you too must die one day.

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Editing My Manuscript – Revision Update 1

One project I’ve been attempting to bring to the front burner—giving it much-needed priority—is my manuscript. After finishing drafting it, I’ve moved into the editing stage, bringing on a whole new scope of writing challenges.

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What I’ve Learned from Editing My Own Writing

My two main projects have moved from the drafting stage into the editing stage. This isn’t my first rodeo with editing, and between other projects I’ve edited and these two pieces, I’ve learned a lot about how to edit my own work. Editing one’s own work isn’t easy by any stretch of the imagination, but I’ve learned a few lessons along the way.

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Obsessions, a Writing Technique

Recently, I heard somebody talk about how writers have “obsessions.” That is, things that writers personally are interested in or fascinated by that appear throughout their writing. This person noted that writers often lean into their obsessions to improve their writing in some facet or another.

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Book Review: May Day by Gretchen Marquette

Overview

May Day is an intimate examination of the narrator’s life. Gretchen Marquette takes events in her life, finds the larger, abstract part of the human condition the event relates to, and focuses on big issues that all humans can relate to like love and loss.

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Motivation: How to Write More

Motivation is a fickle thing when writing. Sometimes it comes and (more often) it doesn’t. But motivation is necessary in order to write (you need to be motivated to do something in order to do it). Likewise, inspiration is often a key component in motivation, but inspiration concurring with motivation is rare indeed.

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