One of my favorite things about Chicago — and living very downtown — is the juxtaposition of tall gleaming skyscrapers with beautiful old buildings that have stood there for decades. Walking down the street, half the buildings it seems has a plaque announcing its historical significance. Sadly, nowadays, they are no longer home to independent publishing… More Day 3 – Juxtaposition
Standing on the train platform today during my morning commute, seconds before the train came roaring to a halt in front of me, I glanced at the big green box to my left to find a shiny sticker telling the world, “you are beautiful.” I snapped the photo just in time. Using an article in… More Day 2 – You Are Beautiful
She goes by many names — Rosie Bear, Rosemont, Doodlebutt, Muffin — and she responds to them all. (But that might be because she’s not smart enough to know which is which…) Today’s post is a little bit of a copout; besides the 9-to-5 job, I spent the rest of my day today playing with a… More Day 1 – Meet Rosie
It is once again time for me to revisit my sorely abandoned blog, and reboot my writing life. This time, with pictures. Besides finally writing at least two book reviews (BAD Classics Club member), I wanted to come up with a concept that will not only get me writing but will get me looking at… More New Project
While looking for a way to get back in to regular blogging and an excuse to compile a list of everything I want to read, I stumbled across The Classics Club. Their challenge: pick at least 50 classics (25 years old or older) you want to read and set a goal for 5 years from… More Classics Club Challenge/My Ultimate Reading List
Here are the most interesting (and useful) links I’ve collected over the past week related to books, reading, and writing. WRITING TIPS Cortney Phillips posts at WriterHouseBlog about being a writer on your own terms and how to stop feeling guilty if you don’t write every day. Shortly after the death of Iain Banks, Annelee… More Links of the Week 6/17
While having a conversation with a woman at a party recently, she started telling me about an education book idea she had and wanted to write eventually. I mentioned that, even with only an outline of a nonfiction work, she could probably start putting out feelers to agents and publishers now and gauge if there… More What Do You Write?