Friday’s “reviews”

I’ve read quite a few books now and learning so much. The main thing I’ve learned from good pieces of literature is not just having a story to tell, but how the story was told. For example, in All The Light We Cannot See, multiple character’s stories are told in the forward and backward traveling through time kind of fashion. It was a challenge to follow, as a reader, but in my opinion, gave the story some mystery as well as anticipation.

I can’t imagine the challenge for the writer, but then again, this is Pulitzer Award winning level. Yeah. I also have enjoyed the learning in reading good books. I enjoy smelling and looking at flowers, but I’ve never studied them.  In The Language of Flowers, I was able to enjoy an inspiring story while also learning about flowers. Even if the story was about the character overcoming a difficult past, the reader is encouraged to open their eyes to the gifts people possess no matter their background.

In the The Martian, even though I’m not a technical geek ( I wish I was!) I could still enjoy how the author used humor to lighten the undeniably terrifying aspect of being left alone on the Planet of Mars. Had it not been for the comedic relief, I might not have been able to read this book. So, humor, sarcasm and well placed cuss words granted realness to a gifted main character.

Now, after reading quite a few books, I might be falling forever into the rabbit hole of literature, never to be found again. Thank you writers for keeping your dreams of telling us great stories. You’re appreciated!

 

Second Class and reality

It was only Monday that I was tooting my own horn, right? Don’t worry, after my second writing class, I was put in my place! There I sat with 20 or so other writers and yes, the room was quiet. We were all getting mesmerized and high on 3 hours of vital information for writing our prospective novels. I think I blew a few gaskets in my brain trying to absorb and process the writing craft. When it was all said and done, I will probably be rewriting for a while, but I’m not regretting the investment I’ve made in this class, on the contrary, after only two classes, I’ve gone from hopeful to completing this novel, to determined. Even if it takes longer than I expected.

~Peace friends!

Good Morning

I woke up at 5:45 a.m., but no worries, here in the Pacific Northwest the sun cracks the dawn early enough to go ahead and start your day. The crows will help in your decision of whether or not to peel back the covers and start your day. No need for alarms here at least in my neighborhood.

The good news: There’s now plenty of time to get things done since I’m up soooo early. I hope to catch up on my Content Writing Course. These videos are brief and informative and I recommend the site to anyone wanting to learn about all kinds of topics. It’s called Open2 study and the best part, it’s free!

The bad news: I’m a bit groggy since I had a bad night. It wasn’t such a good idea to end Sunday night with a large portion of Molly Moons goodness. When they offered two size choices, I went for the large, bad idea! That meant 3 scoops of ice cream! And I ate most of it.

But I do recommend this treat, just don’t do what I did and decide to eat it at 10:30 p.m. unless of course you’re young and can handle that sort of thing.

~Peace friends.