Reading Challenge 2023

Reading Challenge 2023

I’m jumping on reading challenge 2023 earlier this year so I can get as many books in as possible. I already have about 12 books on the waiting list and it’s only January. lol. As you can see, I buy books faster than I can read them but thus the life of a reader.  I launched my reading challenge in …

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Reading Challenge 2021

Reading Challenge 2021

My reading challenge 2021 follows the success of the 2020 reading challenge. While I didn’t achieve my target last year because of lockdown fatigue, I still got through some books. You can check out last year’s books at Reading Challenge & Goals for 2020. A reading challenge helps you diversify your repertoire and improve your writing skills. Most people join …

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#PublishingPaidMe Hashtag is Quite an Eye Opener for this Author

I was rummaging around on Twitter a few days ago when I stumbled on a hashtag that I found alarming. If you’re active on Twitter and you’re a writer, then you might have come across the same hashtag  #publishingpaidme. The hashtag was started by LL McKinney @ElleonWords to expose the inconsistencies (bias) between the advances black and white authors receive. Now, …

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For Better, For Worse or Maybe Not

My earlier article The Underwear Defense shared my experiment with self-publishing a short story a few years ago. I received great feedback from beta-readers and fans. As a result, I expanded the short story into a collection entitled For Better, For Worse, or Maybe Not (Vol 1). For Better, For Worse or Maybe Not (Vol 1) is a collection of …

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Is Reading Good for Writing?

Is reading good for writing? Can you be a good writer if you don’t read any books? Sometime last week, I had a conversation with someone who wanted to know how to get into writing and how to choose a genre. I asked her what kind of books she likes to read. She responded, “I don’t really like reading.” I …

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