As writers, we all know the importance of hooking the reader with a killer first line. When I sit down to write I don't initially think about that all important first line unless it was the catalyst for the story (like a prompt). I wait and pay more attention on the first rewrite. This gives… Continue reading What’s Your Opening Line for Your Future Tell-All Memoir?
Writers. Here’s a Nugget of Truth You Should Not Ignore
Recently I heard this piece of advice and it's been stuck in my brain ever since. Sorry, I don't know who said it or in what context, but I took it as a sign from the Universe as being a huge message for writers. It's more important to focus on the donut... not the donut… Continue reading Writers. Here’s a Nugget of Truth You Should Not Ignore
Book Review: ‘Convenience Store Woman’-A Quirky and Unique Character
This is a short novel (176 pages, written by Sayaka Murata, published by Grove Press 2019; translated from Japanese to English by Ginny Tapley Takemori. This is a book about a woman in her mid-thirties, Keiko Furukura, who works at a convenience store in Tokyo. The job is repetitive, entry-level, and predictable. This has been… Continue reading Book Review: ‘Convenience Store Woman’-A Quirky and Unique Character