New reviews

Teresa has added two new reviews under her movie/book tie-ins: Witness for the Prosecution (1957) a standalone, and
King of Clubs (1989) Hercule Poirot with David Suchet

Under “Mysteries” – I just finished reading a rollicking good paranormal cozy mystery with a 1930s mystery flavor (with magic). “Marked Raven” is a 4 sparkler read that you should definitely look at. But do yourself a favor and read the first one in the series first. It will make the second one oh so much better.

July 13

Birthdays: Isaac Babel (1894), Wole Soyinka (1934), Marcia Brown (1918), Carolyn Mackler (1973), David Storey (1933), Jane Hamilton (1957), John Clare (1793), Monique Wittig (1935)

Tip: When making changes to a manuscript, keep a copy of the original in case you need to go back. And always back up everything.

Thought for the day: “Write. Write what you love. Write what makes you excited — journal, stories, memoir, anything. Be honest. Don’t be shy about putting in whatever you want. You can always edit later. And then, once you’ve gotten some significant writing done, throw out, revise, start over.” – Carolyn Mackler

Jumpstart: What are you afraid of? What makes you cringe and pull the covers up over your head? What will you not read or watch because of the way it makes you feel? Write these feelings down and use them for your character.