Rating: 5/5 stars - must read! As time marches on, human beings adapt—but that isn’t always a good thing. According to Swipe: The Science Behind Why We Don’t Finish What We Start by Tracy Maylett and Tim Vandehey, the rapid acceleration of technology in the past few decades has exacerbated a fight or flight coping … Continue reading My Review of Swipe: The Science Behind Why We Don’t Finish What We Start
Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey: A Lesson on Writing Satire and Humour
Sometimes, the best writing tips of all come from simply reading books, which is one of the main reasons why I'm launching this under-appreciated classics series. Some of my all-time favourite books are ones that have mostly been lost to obscurity - but I think they have so much for us to learn. (Not to … Continue reading Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey: A Lesson on Writing Satire and Humour
Yes, You Should Practise Reading Aloud. Here’s Why!
Nowadays, you can get almost anything read to you at the touch of a button. Word processors can read. Almost every book also has an audiobook. The old days of reading aloud to kids or reading with family are fading away into history. But even with the ease of AI readers and audiobooks, reading aloud … Continue reading Yes, You Should Practise Reading Aloud. Here’s Why!
The Pros of Small-Scale Fantasy
When we think of fantasy, we often think of huge, epic quests to save the world. Defeat the dark lord, restore the light, and bring peace to the entire land. But sometimes, fantasy can - and should - be small-scale. While reading The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson after my fiction fast, I was … Continue reading The Pros of Small-Scale Fantasy
Roll With It: Pushing Through Unexpected Challenges
Do you ever have perfect plans that disintegrate right before your eyes, and it's no fault of your own? Do you ever set exciting goals, only to watch them become unachievable due to new and unexpected circumstances? Just as we talked about when it comes to our resolutions, it's annoying when this happens - and … Continue reading Roll With It: Pushing Through Unexpected Challenges
Why You Should Read More than One Book at a Time
When I was younger, I baulked at the idea of reading more than one book at a time. It felt like cheating on the book I was reading. How could I give it anything less than my full attention? It was one and one alone for me. However, once I started living on my own … Continue reading Why You Should Read More than One Book at a Time
Why You Should Use Your Library
Throughout my youngest years and into college, I adored libraries. I loved browsing the shelves and picking out brand new books to read. I lived for the moments when I could plop down with a new book and begin reading with only a quiet murmur of activity around me. But after college, I lived two … Continue reading Why You Should Use Your Library
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book?
Books are scary things. Sure, they can be exciting, but they are a massive undertaking. Sometimes, they even have teeth (or at least it feels like they do). I don't know if you've ever been afraid of the book you're writing, but I know I have. In fact, it's the most common form of writer's … Continue reading Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book?
Announcing a New Fantasy Adventure!
Last July, I published my first fantasy book, a novella called The Dragon's Den. Putting this book out into the world was a dream come true, as fantasy is one of my favorite genres, and one that has influenced me the most throughout my life. Dragons, especially, played a big part in my dream to … Continue reading Announcing a New Fantasy Adventure!
Reblog: The Ins and Outs of Publishing, A Directory of Advice by James Harringtons Creative Work
Publishing is a tough road to navigate. Please check out the links below. These are previous posts I’ve made about the ins and outs of publishing. They should be of assistance in your journey: […] The Ins and Outs of Publishing, A Directory of Advice. #Writing #Author #Advice — James Harringtons Creative Work For all of … Continue reading Reblog: The Ins and Outs of Publishing, A Directory of Advice by James Harringtons Creative Work