Wednesday links: Hooks and Twitter

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few.

Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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Book recommendation: Food for the Gods, by Karen Dudley

Greek mythology has always been something I have an interest in. While I haven’t had the chance to study it extensively, I did write a couple of essays on the subject while I was in middle school, and I took a Greek history class in university.

I know there are plenty of books out there that cater to people like me — those of us who have an interest in Greek mythology but haven’t thoroughly studied it. I’ve read some of them, but there are still plenty left. Food for the Gods — the first in Karen Dudley’s Epikurean Epic series — is the most recent to cross my path.

Admittedly, I found and brought home the second novel in the series, Kraken Bake, before Food for the Gods. It wasn’t until I went to start reading it that I realized it was a sequel. But it didn’t take me long to get my hands on Food for the Gods.

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Wednesday links: Story concept vs. story premise

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few.

Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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Wednesday links: Tragic endings

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few.

Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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Wednesday links: What writers need to stop doing, NA speculative fiction, and online book events

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few.

Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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Book recommendation: The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells

The Time Machine is one of those books that just about everyone knows about, but far too few people read.

For a long time, I was among the many people who had never read it — or anything by H.G. Wells, for that matter. I had it on my to-read list in a vague sort of way, mostly because I wanted to read about “those Morlock things I’ve heard about.” So when I came across the book not too long ago, I decided it was the perfect time to dive in.

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Recipe review: Imperial Sugar’s Caramel Banana Muffins

Imperial Sugar's Caramel Banana Muffins

So, I have a rule: If a recipe contains the word “muffin” in the title, whatever that recipe makes is acceptable to eat for breakfast. I think I’ve mentioned that rule on this blog before, but I felt you might need a reminder with this post.

Because today’s muffins — Imperial Sugar’s Caramel Banana Muffins — are covered in caramel, which might make you think that they may not be the best breakfast option.

But I insist that you ignore that thought. These muffins are absolutely delicious, and they’re a perfect way to start off any day.

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