Posts Tagged "Reading"

5 Ways to Add More Reading To Your Life by Susie Finkbeiner

5 Ways to Add More Reading To Your Life by Susie Finkbeiner

By on Aug 4, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

We’ve all heard it: Writers are readers. You’ve heard it from Stephen King and Tracy Groot, at Breathe and from fellow writers. It’s repeated so often because it’s true. If you want to improve as a writer you must, must, must dedicate time to reading. But you’re busy. Right? You’re just working on getting your writing time in amidst the every day of day-jobs and...

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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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