The cover of Flaca, by Leslie DJ
Book Excerpt

Book excerpt: Flaca by Leslie DJ

I've mentioned on this blog before that it's usually fiction that draws me in. If a non-fiction book is going to catch my attention, it generally has to have a pretty strong story-line to it—something heartfelt, gripping, and full of character. Or, you know, be about writing. Based on its summary and today's excerpt, Leslie… Continue reading Book excerpt: Flaca by Leslie DJ

Wednesday Links
Wednesday Links

Wednesday links: Marketing a memoir, lessons from the slush, and masterful voice

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will. I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same… Continue reading Wednesday links: Marketing a memoir, lessons from the slush, and masterful voice

Book Recommendation

Book recommendation: The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir, by Joseph Auguste Merasty and David Carpenter

Reading isn’t always about entertainment for me. Though it is one of my top motivations, there are also a lot of other reasons why I choose to read: distraction or curiosity, for example. Then there’s my desire to learn something. While I firmly believe that you can learn something from any book, regardless of genre,… Continue reading Book recommendation: The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir, by Joseph Auguste Merasty and David Carpenter