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June in writing

The big thing that last month taught me is that I shouldn’t forget what reading is about. Reading fiction is something we do to feed the imagination, and relax. It’s not supposed to be a chore, or a competition in speed reading. It’s hard not to feel that way when you’re reading a book you…

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2014 Reading Challenge: Fantasy month

Fantasy is one of those genres where I think that I’ve read a lot books, but I haven’t. What is fantasy? Fantasy fiction uses magic or other forms of supernatural elements (as opposed to sci-fi’s use of advanced science). I’ll be honest, when I think of fantasy works, I immediately think of The Lord of…

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May in writing

One of the aims of doing the reading challenge is to learn. I think any book, no matter what genre it is, or if the reader enjoys the book or not, can teach a writer something useful. May has been a learning kind of month. Writing The books I read in May showed me that:…

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2014 Reading Challenge: Sci-fi month

When it comes to sci-fi on TV or in the movies, I’m quite the nerdy fan girl. Doctor Who, Star Trek, Star Wars… hell I’ll give any sci-fi show/movie a chance. Personally, I think it’s all due to a toddler-hood spent watching Button Moon. What is Sci-fi? I see science fiction as fiction that deals…

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April in writing

April has been a bit hectic, involving a lot of writing for work and spending a week in Chicago. I foolishly chose to pair this month with reading some not very inspirational books. Note to self, when travelling, read something fun. Writing I’ve found that rewriting a few scenes, and stopping, helps to focus my…

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Five days in Chicago with a book I hated

I’m back from five days in Chicago (work trip) and I am so glad to be home. Chicago is a fantastic place to visit, and once I recovered from the three days of jetlag from hell, I managed to have a great time. (Seriously, come on science, hurry up and invent the transporter!) I’d recommend…

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