Category Archives: literature

My First Ever Public Book Reading!

I guess it’s one of those moments every author secretly dreams about: reading your book to an appreciative audience.

I have dreamt about it too, but somebody should have told me about stage fright.

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The 10 books that stay with us

I’ve just been challenged on Facebook to list 10 books that have stayed with me for whatever reason. They don’t have to be classics or great works of literature, they just had to make an impact on you.

The trick is not to think too hard about this. Which books have stayed with you? And why? Here’s my list:

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ROW80 Wednesday Update #1

Well, A Round of Words in 80 Days started on Monday, and today is the first check-in to see how I’m doing on my ROW80 Goals.

So how am I getting along? Rather well.

I have written two short stories of about 500 words each, one is in English and one in German. I will share them once I’ve typed them up, as I’ve written them by hand.

As for the blogging goals, It’s only been two days. I’ll be able to tell on Monday whether I stuck to my weekly target or not.

I’m still looking around for writing prompts and I’m just putting together a plotting kit with character and setting sheets.

I found some lovely templates, made by asmallbirdorganizes, on Etsy, and I will write about them in more detail in another post.

Until now I’ve written down what was on my mind, but I think this exercise might help me develop a story idea that I could potentially take past the short story stage and into the realms of novellas and novels.

 

A Round of Words in 80 Days – My Goals

While this is technically the 4th Round of A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80) this year, it is my very first time participating.

I therefore might not have given this as much thought as others surely have, but I’m pretty spontaneous once I’ve switched on my mind’s “Creative” setting, so here goes, I suppose.

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Rory Gilmore Book Challenge

Lovers of incredibly fast-paced and witty TV show Gilmore Girls will know that Rory Gilmore is the ultimate book worm.

In 7 seasons, she has been seen reading and heard referencing a plethora of books, from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to The Yearling.

Many a viewer has tried in vain to spot each and every literary reference the Gilmore girls dropped in their daily conversations. To keep up with the mother-daughter-duo, you’d have to be extremely well-read, know your pop culture and current affairs and deliver it all at twice your normal talking speed.

The Rory Gilmore Book Challenge is a list of all 340 books included in the show, and the challenge to read them all. I’ve marked the ones I have read so far. 114 out of 340 isn’t too shabby!

How many have you read? Have you done the Challenge or are you doing it?

Here’s the full list:

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