Throughout the year, I have been awarding books with my Best Book Award if they receive a five-star rating from me. In order to receive a five-star rating, it needs to be an incredible book that leaves me with nothing bad to say. I have read many outstanding books this year, but a few have stuck in my head and really made a lasting impression. It was hard to pick my favorite book of the year, but here is the winner and a few that almost made the cut.
I invite all of you to participate in the Judging More Than Just the Cover 2020 Reading Challenge. Each month, we have a category to follow. Pick at least one book that falls into that category. I’ll let you know what book I chose and give a few other suggestions.
When Billie James’ father passed, she inherited his house in Mississippi. When she returned to the small town, she uncovered nasty secrets and racism still brewing.
This is a guest post by Jessica Bayliss. So far, we covered the importance of generating the WHYS of writing, how to generate ENTHUSIASM when the fire is dwindling, and how to generate JOY.
As promised, this time around, I’ll be discussing a visual imaging process.
This is a book series for new parents. There is a gift set for each month of the baby’s life starting from month one through month twelve (so far—it looks like they are adding more over time).
The Rules of Magic follows three magical siblings from the 1960s to 1990s. Their ancestors were cursed so that no one in their family could ever love or else their significant other would face disastrous consequences. But this conflicts with one of the three major rules of magic: Fall in love whenever you can.
This is a guest post by Jessica Bayliss. Last time, I focused on those situations where the excitement to work on a WIP has fizzled and how to re-ignite enthusiasm; and we covered the importance of gaining clarity as to WHY you write in the first post. Today, as promised, I’m going to tackle how to generate JOY for your writing.
This is a guest post by Jessica Bayliss. Hello, Wonderful Writers. Welcome back to Post 2 of It’s a Writer Thing: Writer’s Block Series! This is a long one, so grab your drink of choice, a snack, maybe a blanket, and cozy up. Today, I’ll tackle ENTHUSIASM and six steps for overcoming writer’s block.
The Proposal is about Nik who gets an unwanted and unexpected marriage proposal on a jumbotron. Carlos saves her from embarrassment and they quickly connect. Neither of them wants a serious relationship but can’t help falling for each other.
Cultivating a Creative Culture is a workplace improvement book that gives strategies for keeping employees focused, inspired, and charged. The goal is to have a human-centered organization with a high quality of work.