Monthly Archives: March 2013
I think most people have heard about the “For…dummies” series. Math…for dummies; GRE…for dummies; SAT…for dummies; and of course Self-Publishing…for dummies. The fascinating thing about this series is that it is essentially calling people idiots—and still getting them to buy … Continue reading
Okay so ranting about corporate America is not new, and certainly not literary minded. It is however a story—and for a while it was my story, so I suppose I should go into the details about that. Rarely do I … Continue reading
The Good, Bad Or What The Bleep Gave This Person The Impression They Could Write—Pt4 Bad, Worse and Just Shoot Me.
So finally, what makes a reader’s bitch-slap hand shake more than a crack fiend looking for a fix? The list goes on and on. For me, a book missing most or ALL of the four elements I mentioned in my … Continue reading
The Good, Bad Or What The Bleep Gave This Person The Impression They Could Write—Pt3 Going for the A
Art, entertainment, or fanciful elitist interpretations aside, what are the components that give a story an A in my book? To get an out and proud book nerd like myself salivating—ready and excited to whip out her hard earned cash … Continue reading
The Good, Bad Or What The Bleep Gave This Person The Impression They Could Write—Pt2 Art & Entertainment Should Mix.
There are lots of different debates on what makes a good story, or what books should be considered classics, and what should be considered trash. Opinions abound on this, and interpretations are subjective. I certainly don’t pretend to be an … Continue reading
The Good, Bad Or What The Bleep Gave This Person The Impression They Could Write—Pt1 My Favorite Things.
It’s time for the literary goddess to share her opinion on a few of her favorite works of literature. In terms of personal preferences, I tend to view myself as an eclectic. I read a lot of different things, but … Continue reading
What’s in a name? A favorite Shakespeare quote of mine (although Romeo and Juliet is NOT on my top ten list of greatest books of all time—not even top 100). The answer is—a lot. What’s in a title—a lot (big … Continue reading