Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Book Pusher: November

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Get a jump on your Christmas shopping with theses gems!

THE BRONZE SKIES Catherine Asaro: SF

With an assured character voice, Asaro continues the story of Major Bhaajan that takes you deep into the Skolian Empine's history. 

SHARDS OF HONOR Lois McMaster Bujold: Space Opera

With this resounding story, Lois McMaster Bujold created a SF series that will stand the test of time. It's a good as anything any other Grand Master has ever written.

A FOUNTAIN FILLED WITH BLOOD Julia Spencer-Fleming: Mystery

This is the second of Spencer-Fleming's marvelous Russ Van Alstyne and Rev. Clare Ferguson stories. If you love mystery, read this one.

A BROKEN KIND OF BEAUTIFUL Katie Ganshert: Christian Women's Fiction with elements of Romance

Redemption and forgiveness are big concepts for us to understand and, more importantly, live. Ivy Clark, Sara Knight, and Davis Knight all have a difficult and different road to understand the truth--God is love. Taking the journey with them is worth your time. Excellent read. One of Ganshert's best.

POLDARK (ROSS) Bk. 1 Winston Graham: Historical

With a mix of sweet romance and the history of Cornwall, this story is a lovely combination that will keep you turning the pages.

A SON'S VOW Shelley Shepard Gray: Women's Fiction and Romance

Gray pens a riveting story of grief and recovery with elements of women's fiction and romance. This is a lovely read.

THE POISON WE DRINK Carol McClain: Women's Fiction

Torrie Sullivan and her friends face one of our greatest problems--bitterness. But healing is available. A Good Read.

ANOTHER WAY HOME Deborah Raney: Romance

How long do you have to wait for God's time? Danae and Dallas learn how hard waiting is when infertility and family twines together in the third Chicory Inn book. Lovely read.

EMPIRE FALLS Richard Russo: Literary Fiction

With a deep understanding of the failing economy and the desperation it engenders, Russo creates characters who will draw you in and hurtle you through a whirl of emotions. A classic Pulitzer Winner.

Next Post: Insecure Writers Support Group, of course!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

IWSG: November and Links!

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Insecure Writers Support Group
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Co-Hosts: Tonja Drecker, Diane Burton,  MJ Fifield, and Rebecca Douglass!

To NaNo, or not to NaNo? That is the question.

I'll not make the Bard roll any longer, but the question still stands. Tons of writers will join in the writing orgy that is November and the National Novel Writing Month. I'll be cheering them on, but I'll only be participating from the side. See, I know myself. To get obsessed with numbers of words drafted is a sure want to shut my production down. I've leaned to participate unofficially. I'm actually in the midst of a drafting stage, so I'll be putting down words. Only, I will not total them up. The words will still be drafted, but I will never know how many were added. That way, I can join the push without losing my way into the counting of words at the expense of writing them. Back in 2010, I wrote 22,000 new words using this method. (I see your do I know how many there were that year? As a member of a group who posted our raw words to threads, the counting was done for me. See, no counting on my part. ;-) 

Let the word flood begin! And good luck of all of us toiling with story stuff this month. 

Next Post: Why a great big list of Mini Book Reviews, of course! What did you expect?