Posts Tagged "Reading"

6 Reasons You Should Be Reading (Not Just Writing) by Karin Beery

6 Reasons You Should Be Reading (Not Just Writing) by Karin Beery

By on Jun 23, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Congratulations, you’ve just gotten engaged! It’s time to find a hairdresser to help you look spectacular on your big day. There are two stylists in town, both with 20 years of experience. The first stylist got her license two decades ago and hasn’t opened a style guide since. The second stylist also got her license two decades ago, but she has subscriptions to Big...

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I Get By With a Little Help from My Friends by Pearl Allard

I Get By With a Little Help from My Friends by Pearl Allard

By on May 3, 2017 in Blog | 9 comments

It all started on page one hundred and fifty. In Stephen King’s memoir On Writing he advocates four to six hours a day of reading and writing. As an aspiring writer, I want to emulate the professionals. This could help me be a real writer. I flipped open my laptop to a blank spreadsheet determined to cram in as much of those four to six hours I could into my...

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Cancer: My Inciting Incident by Karin Beery

Cancer: My Inciting Incident by Karin Beery

By on Apr 17, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

A lover of all things fiction, I spent my childhood reading and writing. After getting a degree in English, however, books had lost much of their appeal, and it never occurred to me to write again. Instead, I pursued a career in hospitality. Then my husband was diagnosed with cancer. We’d been married less than a year. We were still figuring out how to function as a...

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Books that Inspired Me! by Patricia Robertson

Books that Inspired Me! by Patricia Robertson

By on Apr 7, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Growing up, I devoured books. I remember summers riding back and forth to the library three times a week with my basket filled with books. I would read one, finish it, then pick up another one, much like a chocaholic going through a box of candy. I hardly stopped to relish one before beginning another. In high school, I moved on to the classics, much harder to rush....

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Call for Submissions: Reading Fuels Me

Call for Submissions: Reading Fuels Me

By on Jan 27, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

We heard it at least a thousand times when we were kids: eat your veggies so you grow up to be a strong and healthy adult. Right? And now that we’re grown up writers, we hear this: read good writing so you grow up to be a strong and healthy writer. So, we want to know. How does reading fuel your writing life? How has it made you grow? Is there one book in...

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