Tag: reading

How To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

How do you keep working towards your goals all year long? How do you stay committed day in and day out? How do you make sure you’re always moving forward, so that when you look back at your year you see 365 days of progress, and the sum of all your efforts is more than

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Best Books to Read for Writing

Which books will teach you valuable lessons about writing?  Which will help you improve?  Which will make your next piece of work even better than the last? The short answer?  All of them.  All reading will help your writing, so read greedily and read often.  Many people say you should only read the best writing to become

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A Dark October

October is a special month. October is a month for quick breakfasts in a warm kitchen.  For foggy windows and dew covered grass.  For dark mornings that smell like fresh rain. October days are sunny without the heat.  They’re days where everyone is on the go and has somewhere to be.  Days that aren’t too cold

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Why July is Important

July is an important month for writing.  We’re in the middle of the summer, it’s hot outside, the pool and beach are trying to dominate our free time, and there are way too many good movies in theaters right now.  Some people find it easier to write when the days are longer and the weather

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James Cameron on Writing Avatar Sequels

James Cameron on Writing Avatar Sequels Sounds unbelievable.  Makes you want to get into movies, doesn’t it?  Also, 1500 pages of notes on “the world and the cultures and the different clans and different animals and different biomes”?  If only we could all be that detailed, maybe we would win dozens of awards, too.

What Are You Reading?

I’ve been having some trouble recently.  Some reading trouble. I’ve been reading a lot of books, and I’ve been going through Goodreads lists, checking bestseller lists, trying to figure out which books are on the rise and which are overrated, but I can’t seem to find the books I want to read.  The books I

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