Books on writing that are actually worth reading

A few months ago I reached out to the wonderful writing community on Twitter. I had just finished the messy first draft of a novel and wanted to learn more about narrative structure before tackling an edit. Unsurprisingly, I was inundated with recommendations of books about the craft of writing. The response was so helpful,…… Continue reading Books on writing that are actually worth reading

Top five memorable reads of 2018

In keeping with the tradition I started last year, rather than compiling a best-of-2018 reading list, I’ve put together a list of five books that have surprised me, have taught me something valuable at the right time, or were memorable for some other reason. Here they are, in no particular order. Bird by Bird, Anne…… Continue reading Top five memorable reads of 2018

Favourite books from childhood and why I’ll never reread them

Image from flickr.com/photos/peonieandthistle/8184709931   As a child, there was rarely a moment when I didn’t have my head buried in a book. Of course, they were simpler times—BC (before computers)—but I imagine I would have been a bookworm regardless of other distractions. My kids still manage to read voraciously despite the constant lure of screens.…… Continue reading Favourite books from childhood and why I’ll never reread them