True Grit ~ Tuesday’s Words of Writing Inspiration

"A writer is someone who spends years patiently trying to discover the second being inside him..." ~Orhan Pamuk:

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Meme Monday ~ Laughs for #Readers and #Writers

Books on the brain - the brain of a book nerd!:

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Evelyn, After by Victoria Helen Stone ~ #Fiction #Book #Review

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This book had promise. It promised to be psychological suspense. It failed.

There was never any mystery, except when the suspense would begin. What it ended up being was a woman’s midlife crisis, journey of self-discovery, and romance. I don’t do romance, so to be fair, because I had no issues with the writing itself, I’ll rate it a 3.5-4. If this is your type of book, you’ll probably like it.

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True Grit ~ Tuesday’s Words of Writing Inspiration

Travel & write your own story! #justaway #travel #quotes #reisen #justawaycom:

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Meme Monday ~ Laughs for #Readers and #Writers

Best Reader Meme of the Week:#readinghumor http://writersrelief.com/:

 

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Z-Minus by Perrin Briar ~ #Fiction #Book #Review

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This one was surprisingly fun! It’s not a book I would have normally picked up, but I needed a title that started with Z for my #LitsyAtoZ challenge, and this one was a free Kindle download, so I figured, what the heck?

A bit of a spoof, the character has a wry humor and strong pinch of the absurd, but it works. I laughed aloud several times. I actually thoroughly enjoyed the story, and it’s so short, I almost wanted more. Good thing this is the first in a series. I might even check out the second novella. 4.5 stars.

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True Grit ~ Tuesday’s Words of Writing Inspiration

TENNESSEE  WILLIAMS:

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Meme Monday ~ Laughs for #Readers and #Writers

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The Killing Lessons by Saul Black ~ #Fiction #Book #Review

23848102I have mixed feelings about this one. It was dark and gritty and brutal, the characters were deep and intense, but I feel like it should have been about 100 pages shorter. This is what I’ve come to term a ‘literary thriller’, where the author bogs down the pacing with all the wonderfully crafted words he wants you to read. The problem is that it slows the suspense. I find it irritating.

I would have liked the characters better if the author spent less time in their heads. I have no desire to read another in the series to get to know them better. However, despite all the parts I could have lived without, I got through it and enjoyed the plot. 4.5 stars.

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True Grit ~ Tuesday’s Words of Writing Inspiration

WRITING QUOTES http://www.pinterest.com/quarterpastfive/a-writer-s-life-for-me/ .....     David Foster Wallace:

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