Reading for Writers

Posted on: July 4th, 2015 by Ashley Brooks No Comments
Reading for Writers: A resource roundup to help writers and creatives improve their craft

Welcome to Reading for Writers, the monthly resource roundup for anyone who spends time crafting their words. Enjoy a relaxing morning with these reads from the web before heading out to enjoy sunshine and fireworks (for my American buddies). If you won’t be celebrating America’s birthday today, enjoy a relaxing morning anyway. “There are too […]

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Collaboreads: The Husband’s Secret

Posted on: June 29th, 2015 by Ashley Brooks 18 Comments

I got super excited when Amber of Mr. Thomas and Me announced a new book linkup called Collaboreads. Amber and her cohost Rachel choose a theme for the month, and we all run off and choose our book for the linkup. Then we meet back here at the end of the month and share our […]

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How to Research Your Book (Without Going Insane)

Posted on: June 18th, 2015 by Ashley Brooks 2 Comments
How to Research Your Book (without getting overwhelmed or off track)

You know how in school the teacher would ask if anyone had any questions, and you kind of hesitated to raise your hand just in case your question was really dumb? And then later you found out that all your friends were wondering the exact same thing? My email inbox tells me that a lot […]

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Coffee Talk: Feeling Should-y

Posted on: June 12th, 2015 by Ashley Brooks 10 Comments

Do you ever feel should-y? It’s a terrible feeling involving lots of unnecessary pressure on yourself and (in my case) stress eating those fantastic pints of gelato they sell at Target these days. Some people feel should-y because of expectations other people have for what they should be doing. I, on the other hand, bring […]

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When You’re Hungry for Things That Matter

Posted on: June 10th, 2015 by Ashley Brooks No Comments

I think most of us are like my cat. (Yes, another cat-related awkward metaphor is coming up. Hang in there with me.)   Photo credit: Nikki Tran Photography Sly has always been needy for attention. Four months after Hadley arrived on the scene, he resigned himself to his new, nearly attention-less life. It was around […]

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