• Writing

    The necessary patience of a writer

    If someone asked me what I thought was the main thing a writer needs, I’d firstly ask what sort of writer. If they’re using writing as a hobby or as a secondary income, I’d say discipline or determination. For those of us who crazily try to make it our main source of income, however – I’d say patience. That and…

  • Writing

    Writer’s envy

    “Man, I wish I wrote that!” What writer hasn’t thought that. In fact, what reader hasn’t thought that at some point? Be it a fanfic, a book, a play, movie or the lyrics of a song – we all have experienced that feeling of finding something that felt so brilliant to us that we desperately wished our brains could have…

  • Reading

    How is your book covered?

    Book covers – a topic that can keep writers and readers debating for hours. What is a good book cover? Is it a cover that simply looks enticing? Is it one that shows what the book will be about or perhaps one that raises questions and draws the reader in? Or is it simply something that looks good on the…

  • Reading,  YA

    Why YA?

    We all have guilty pleasures. For some it’s saccharine love songs while some secretly indulge in cheesy soap operas. For me, it became YA books a few years ago. HOWEVER, I have been coming out of the I’m-32-and-read-about-teens closet lately for one simple reason – YA has been getting so damn good! I’m an eclectic reader but what I most…

  • Reading

    Book lifelines

    After much convincing, my wife has talked me into recommending books on this blog. Not reviewing books, because I don’t like leaving bad reviews (unless, of course, I feel like I have to warn someone) but instead recommending all the great books I am fortunate enough to get to read and enjoy. I didn’t quite know how to start so…