#BookReview: All Hallow’s Eve by Ghost Writer2012

1 out of 5 Stars

Halloween hijinx

Has a good main idea, but didn’t get executed well enough to be interesting. Major formatting issues, two lines and then a new paragraph in the middle of sentences.

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#BookReview: Polar Bear Buns (The Twelve Dancing Bears #2) by Sable Sylvan

3 out of 5 Stars

Girl falls in love with two polar bear shifters, while being stalked by her ex-boyfriends.

Just ok. The childish cursing through me off, then would switch from actual cursing back to the childish “shizz.” Predictable and almost did not finish it.

#BookReview: Babylon Revisited and Other Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Read for school.

1 out of 5 Stars

I just do not care for F. Scott Fitzgerald.

I do not like the opening. I feel like we are starting in the middle of a conversation and I cannot make heads or tails of the part we do catch.

Even though we do not hear him order a drink, when he says “No, no more.” and the bartender replies, “You were going pretty strong a couple of years ago.” Fitzgerald is implying that Charlie was a big drinker back in the day. We also get the impression that this bar used to be the place to be for ex-pats, but it has now “gone back to the French” and is pretty much a dead zone.

The line about people in Prague not knowing him there, is implying that since he was last in Paris he has settled down quite a bit.

A little bit of sarcasm here, I love how we are supposed to differentiate between a room being American or the bar being French. Are the French so different that just by saying a room is French or American the general reader will be able to picture it perfectly? Do the French make different noises in the kitchen than Americans do? I understand languages are different, but that still does not tell me what “French noises from the kitchen,” means.

Why do we only get half of the conversation instead of the full thing?

If he is at his brother-in-laws house, why is Marion standoffish? She would be his sister. Why would he not say, he is going to bring “our” sister over from America?

Writing (Un)Awkward Romantic Scenes

A Writer's Path

by Sara Butler Zalesky

**Warning – adult situations and language and potential spoilers for the novel Wheeler, now available on Amazon Kindle.**

I’ve been hesitant to give Wheeler to friends and family or even tell my coworkers I wrote a novel. Why? Like the protagonist, Loren Mackenzie, I only let people see what I want them to see. I keep my cards close to the vest. I’m a Scorpio, it’s who I am.

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The Rundown of Beta Reading

A Writer's Path

by Samantha Fenton

Definition of a beta reader: A beta reader is a non-professional reader who reads a written work, generally fiction, with the intent of looking over the material to find and improve elements such as grammar and spelling, as well as suggestions to improve the story, its characters, or its setting.

Beta reading is typically done before the story is released for public consumption. Beta readers are not explicitly proofreaders or editors, but can serve in that context. Elements highlighted by beta readers encompass things such as plot holes, problems with continuity, characterisation or believability.

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Writing (Un)Awkward Romantic Scenes

A Writer's Path

by Sara Butler Zalesky

**Warning – adult situations and language and potential spoilers for the novel Wheeler, now available on Amazon Kindle.**

I’ve been hesitant to give Wheeler to friends and family or even tell my coworkers I wrote a novel. Why? Like the protagonist, Loren Mackenzie, I only let people see what I want them to see. I keep my cards close to the vest. I’m a Scorpio, it’s who I am.

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Completing My First Draft: Three Things I’ve Learned

A Writer's Path

by Jennifer Kelland Perry

Two weeks ago today, I had a fabulous evening.

Late on that Friday afternoon, I typed the last word of the last sentence of the last chapter of my Work In Progress. It felt wonderful! What a sense of satisfaction filled me as I raised my glass of Cabernet and toasted to my awesomeness. What an accomplishment! I spent the rest of the evening, and well into the night, celebrating, mentally patting myself on the back and grinning like an idiot.

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