A week off

Hello, everyone!

I just wanted to drop by with a quick message letting you know that I won’t be able to post anything in the coming week. I’m headed on vacation, and I’m not sure what my internet access situation will be. But, I promise to get things rolling again on December 1.

Talk to you soon!

When you don’t like a popular food

There always seems to be at least one type of food everyone talks about.

I’m sure you’ve come across them at some point. Bacon, avocado, pumpkin… they’re just a few examples of foods that have had their time in the spotlight. Heck, many of them still have a spotlight pointed at them.

And, really, can most of us be blamed for trying them? For wanting to know what all the fuss is about?

Curiosity is, after all, a strong emotion in a person.

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Wednesday links: Being blind to your faults, doors that open when you’re published, and Buffy characters

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: Second Child, by John Saul

Yes, that’s right; I have another John Saul recommendation for you. And, yes, this is another of his older books. But, to be fair, it’s been a while since I posted a recommendation for one of his books. I feel like enough time has gone by that I can bring you another one.

And I have to say, I think Second Child may be one of my favourite Saul novels.

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Wednesday links: Breadcrumbs and that one writer an agent won’t work with

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: Kraken Bake, by Karen Dudley

A couple of weeks ago, I went ahead and recommended you read Karen Dudley’s Food for the Gods. It’s the first in her Epikiurean Epics series, which is set in ancient Athens. In that post, I told you that I had found that book because I had first come across its sequel, Kraken Bake.

Well, over the past couple of weeks, I finally had a chance to read Kraken Bake, too.

I know, I know. It really shouldn’t have taken me that long to get through it. And let me say that the time it took me is in no way a negative reflection of the book. I loved Kraken Bake. I just haven’t had as much time to read as I would like lately.

Anyway, enough of my little sidebar. Let’s get down to this recommendation.

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Wednesday links: Crafting a synopsis and writing people of colour

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.

Continue reading