Recent Reads – April to July 2019

The hardest part about reading is knowing when to stop.

This is obviously true when a gripping story threatens to keep you up well past your bedtime.  And all the more so in the midst of a book that is decidedly opposite to that.

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One More Reason to Keep a Journal

Earlier this year, I blogged about reasons to keep a journal.

I did this primarily to convince myself to follow my own advice.

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Characters’ Physical Descriptions in Fiction: An Argument in Favour

I’m often of two minds about things when it comes to writing.

Case in point: in my previous post, I argued that physical descriptions of characters of the sort that itemize their hair colour, eye colour, height, and hair style are largely irrelevant to the plot and point of most stories.

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Characters’ Physical Descriptions in Fiction: An Argument in Opposition

Last year, while having parts of my WIP critiqued by a CP, I received an unexpected bit of feedback.

It had to do with the physical description of a certain character.  Specifically, the fact that, in her mind, I hadn’t provided a physical description at all.

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Another New Year Along the Way to the End of the Old One: My Third-Quarter 2019 Goals Check-In/Reassessment

For many people, September is the true start of the new year.

It makes sense when you think about it: summer holidays are over; both grade school and university classes are recommencing; the days are shorter; the weather is cooler.

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Likes, Retweets, and Comments on Other Comments: Recapping the First #HFChitChat Live Chat

A chat is defined as “an informal conversation”.  To engage in a chat is “to talk in a friendly, informal way”.

Chatting is equally applicable to friends and strangers, and is customarily performed in a relaxed and leisurely manner.

But almost all of this changes when it comes to a Twitter chat, and you are one of the chat hosts.

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