Wednesday News: May 15 2019

Wednesday News: May 15 2019

Do you give writing advice to people?

Do you take writing advice to other?

Has it helped you before? Or does it all get mixed in with the endless information and tips that will “make you a better writer”.

Maybe getting writing advice isn’t the way to go. Maybe you just need to solve the problem for yourself, and figure out what works and what doesn’t work for you.

Either way, you should definitely read this article by Guy Gavriel Kay. He discusses getting writing advice, and how it may not be all it’s worked out to be.

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What would happen if we couldn’t tell stories?

What would happen if we couldn’t tell stories?

Alexis Wright wrote a wonderful piece about what the world would look like if there weer no stoies, and the systemic weaponization of silence.

I definitely recommend taking a look at the article. it’s an eye opening read.

What would happen if we couldn’t tell stories?

 

Wednesday News: May 1

Wednesday News: May 1

The audiobook and physical book “debate” has been around since audio books came around. Some people say only succesful people listen to audio books, others listen to it because of a physical impairment, or because they don’t have time to sit down and read a book.

How do you prefer to read your books?

James Tate Hill wrote a great article about audiobooks, and defends their use for “normal” people.

Audiobooks are not lesser versions of reading and are not only for “successful people.”

 

Wednesday News: Could you give up your books?

Wednesday News: Could you give up your books?

I’m sure we have all heard of Marie Kondo by now. She’s the Netflix lady that has the show about tidying up and getting rid of unneeded items in the home.

I haven’t gotten around to watching it quite yet, but I hear it’s good, and I think the point of the show has some relevancy in society. Too many people hold on to things that are pointless and unnecessary.

I myself of guilty of just that, but one thing I don’t think I could ever give up is my books. I’m sure some of them I could get rid of pretty easily. I read them once and I don’t really have a desire to read them again.

SOme of my books though, I can’t see myself parting with ever. Even if I don’t read them again, I think the simple fact that I own them is comforting in a way.

 from The Millions wrote an interesting article about her opinion on whether she could give up some of her books or not and you should check it out below.

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Best Bookstores in all 50 States

Best Bookstores in all 50 States

So any book lover has their favourite book stores, but some people like to travel the world finding book stores.

This isn’t world wide, but definitely worth the read if you’re interested in traveling around the U.S.A to find some cool book stores.

Check out the best book store in all 50 states here

 

Wednesday News: March 13

Wednesday News: March 13

So usually for the weekly news update I find some article online that gives us some news on a book, author, or something in that field, but this week I have something a little different.

I’ve always had a love of books and reading, and had a dream of being an author. I remember there were a bunch of times as a kid where I would write out a short story or a small book in class instead of paying attention.

My books were often about knights or heroes of some sort, and usually were torn up or lost before anybody else read them.

I didn’t mind that, it was more of a personal quest. Write books of the heroes I want, going on the adventures I want.

I’ve sort of accepted that I won’t be some famous author. I won’t sell millions of copies of my books and be considered a ‘classic’ writer in my genre.

I still love writing though, and I would love to write a book, and I have been thinking about it a lot lately now that school is almost done.

My biggest problem was coming up with a subject matter and genre. Did I want to write about some heroes going on a fantasy adventure? A detective novel? Sci-fi?

I had no idea, but I knew I wanted to write a book on something that I knew I could write.

After much thinking, I came up with an idea. I’m not gonna tell you here until I’ve hashed out the details and know I am going to go through with this, but I guess this is my official announcement.

It is still in the works, but I plan on writing a book myself.

I hope you all are as excited as I am. I’m a bit scared at the same time, but I think it’ll be exciting once I start doing it.

Stay tuned in the next few weeks for some more information on it. It’s probably going to fill up the Wednesday News posts for the next few weeks.

Weekly Recap

In case you missed any of my posts this week, except Friday’s because something happened and I got sidetracked and didnt post one, here they are all in one place:

Monday

Book Review: Where We Feel Human by Sam Cortes

Tuesday

Type it Out Tuesday: Six Word Stories

Wednesday

Wednesday News: March 6

Thursday

Having a Book Travel the World

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