My Writing Process #2: The Rewrite Phase – Step 1 “Shake, Rattle & Roll”

And so the rewrite begins. I started chronicling my writing process with a post I made last week, one that recounted the first phase of my process – the decision, design and discipline that helped me complete my first draft manuscript earlier this month. That first phase of my writing process I called “The Deadline … Continue reading My Writing Process #2: The Rewrite Phase – Step 1 “Shake, Rattle & Roll”

My Writing Process #1: The Deadline Phase – Three “Ds” that nailed my first draft

Yes, it’s finally done! My 300+ page memoir. Oh, wait! I mean the first messy draft. The first ‘shitty’ draft. The first ‘vomit’ draft. Sorry. But hey, it’s a first nonetheless so excuse me while I gloat for all of 5 seconds. “1,000. 2,000. 3,000. 4,000. 5,000.” Okay done. I’m over it now. But as … Continue reading My Writing Process #1: The Deadline Phase – Three “Ds” that nailed my first draft

Writing with Intent

Dear Blog I know I know. You’ve been wondering where I’ve Disappeared to. Yes I know. It’s time to be ‘hospitable’ again to you, hospitable to my writing. It’s time to come to the keyboard or notepad with the clear intent and purpose to write. Diligently. Determinedly. Definitively. Daily. And now that I have a … Continue reading Writing with Intent

Podcasts that inspire me to write #1/4

In a previous post, I talked about the joys of learning through listening to audio books and podcasts. And how it’s a match made in heaven when you combine them with conventional reading. Of course, the joy is ultimately in the learning, no matter the medium of input. For it’s in the learning that one’s … Continue reading Podcasts that inspire me to write #1/4

Life Hack Book Review #4 — A journey to self-discovery

{The following book was officially launched yesterday on Reedsy. Also available on Amazon and Goodreads.} A while back I wrote about being invited to join Reedsy‘s panel of book reviewers (see Thing #5 I learned after writing 200 blogs). As one of Reedsy’s reviewers, I get advance review copies and exclusive peeks at independent publications … Continue reading Life Hack Book Review #4 — A journey to self-discovery

Life Hack Book Review #5 — A man in motion

{The following book was officially launched last week on Reedsy. Also available on Amazon and author’s website} A while back I wrote about being invited to join Reedsy‘s panel of book reviewers (see Thing #5 I learned after writing 200 blogs). As one of Reedsy’s reviewers, I get advance review copies and exclusive peeks at … Continue reading Life Hack Book Review #5 — A man in motion

What REALLY happens when I rewrite!

It’s been a year since I wrote about my book-length memoir’s rewrite process. And there’s a good reason why: I’ve not (gulp!) been doing much of it! Notice though I said “not…much…” Meaning I have done some. So, not a complete lost cause. Then again, once you read on here to see what exactly I … Continue reading What REALLY happens when I rewrite!

How “flit-reading” among books inspired me to write

When I think about a recent line I read, I can’t help but pump a fist in the air and say a definitive YES! In the novel “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” (which was made into a film I recently reviewed), co-authors Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows had one of their … Continue reading How “flit-reading” among books inspired me to write

ASD Book Review #5 – “A Tiny Space”

Back in July 2019, I posted my first book review that dealt with the subject of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). There, aside from reviewing an excellent book “A Regular Guy: Growing Up with Autism“, I also created four categories that I felt ASD books could be classified into. The four categories I described in that … Continue reading ASD Book Review #5 – “A Tiny Space”

Life Hack Book Review #2 – Which is better: Schooling, Homeschooling, or Unschooling?

{The following book review I completed last month, was first published on Reedsy Discovery. Also available on Amazon and Goodreads.} A while back I wrote about being invited to join Reedsy‘s panel of book reviewers (see Thing #5 I learned after writing 200 blogs). As one of their reviewers, I get an exclusive peek at … Continue reading Life Hack Book Review #2 – Which is better: Schooling, Homeschooling, or Unschooling?