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Reading for Writers: Writing About the Virtual World
Published on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 by Hedda’s Hot Picks - Reading for Writers Well, I am trying to get back into the blog routine again after a several week hiatus while selling my belongings, sorting what’s left and packing up to move. I have missed all my virtual writing friends and activities. I won’t be back up to speed yet for awhile but I want to get some blog posts out to you all. I kno...
Reading for Writers – Free Ebooks for Writers
Published on Sunday, May 23, 2010 by I have run across several helpful ebooks in recent months on various sites and blogs and so I set out to find out how many there might be available. Since we are all struggling writers and need advice on the cheap, what could be better than FREE! I have downloaded all the books that I am going to refer to and all are available at the present time but I wouldn’t wait...
Reading for Writers: Young Adult (YA): Hottest New Category for Reading and Writing
Published on Friday, May 7, 2010 by “Reading for Writers” Recently I attended a writing conference in Reno, Nevada where an agent for children’s and YA spoke about the upswing in interest in books for the Young Adult age group. Young adult girls are big buyers and especially enjoy series books. Of course we all know what series they are reading. The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer is still a...
Hedda’s Hot Picks “Reading for Writers” : A Look at Ebooks
Published on Thursday, April 22, 2010 by This post will be slightly different from the usual. Instead of focusing on a particular genre of new titles I thought it might be useful to talk about ebooks. The future of ebooks looks promising. They are becoming more available along with a variety of ereaders. Some may have thought they would never catch on or be a fad for a short time but it looks like they are h...
Reading for Writers: Spotlight on Second Life Fiction Authors
Published on Sunday, April 4, 2010 by Hedda’s Hot Picks “Reading for Writers” by Hedda Hazelnut This week ‘s post will spotlight some of the fiction authors in Second Life (SL). To start I want to introduce you to a great new venue. A week ago Metaverse Books in SL held its grand opening. You can visit at the following slurl. http://slurl.com/secondlife/Market%20Truths/111/213/33 Here you will ...
Reading for Writers: Historical Fiction
Published on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 by Hedda’s Hot Picks Reading for Writers This week I will be talking about historical fiction. Now as with many genres it seems there are many subsections such as historical romance, historical fantasy, or historical mystery. I won’t get into the definitions of historical fiction genres here but I will instead talk about good books to read! One of the top book...
Reading for Writers: Irish Authors
Published on Monday, March 15, 2010 by Irresistible Irish: Authors and Books To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I should give you a look at some of the more recently published Irish authors and books set in Ireland. The Yellow House (2010) by Patricia Falvey is newly published and getting good reviews. A work of historical fiction, this book takes us back to Northern Ireland at the begi...
Reading for Writers: The Reinventing of Sherlock Holmes
Published on Friday, February 26, 2010 by Hedda’s Hot Picks “Reading for Writers” The Reinventing of Sherlock Holmes This week I want to talk about some of the recently published books that are a reinvention of the character of Sherlock Holmes. First and foremost is the Laurie R. King series about Mary Russell, the girl, later woman detective who learns the Sherlock Holmes method of ...
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