One of the things I love to read about is the craft of writing — advice, techniques, and tips from other writers. Here’s a peek at what I’m reading this week:
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011—an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it “an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.”
This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.
Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.
I decided to toss my keyboard and gel pen into the ring to give NaNoWriMo a whirl. I did. I slayed it in five days. So, I continued with a few more words; I ended at 105,728. I am a grateful cookie cake. #NaNoWinner2016.
Thank you to my lovely writing cookie cake, Beth Prentice. We were a team. #WORDSLAYER