Tag: book review

Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle {Review}

Posted June 8, 2017 by Amanda Shofner in My bookish life
Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle {Review}

In a previous reading post, I talked about my love of Katie Ruggle’s book—the first one in her Search and Rescue series. At the time, I hadn’t had a chance to work my way through the series. That changed. So when I found Run to Ground, the first book in a new series from Katie […]

The Case for Reviewing Books as an Author

Posted July 30, 2015 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
The Case for Reviewing Books as an Author

Like many authors before me, my publishing journey began as a reader. Although my mother claims she once had to force me to read, I (thankfully) have none of those horrifying memories. In 2011, I took my love of books to the next level by starting a book blog, On a Book Bender, where I […]

Why Every Writer Should Get The Emotion Thesaurus

Posted July 16, 2015 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Why Every Writer Should Get The Emotion Thesaurus

Because writers are evil beings who are cruel to their characters. Wait. No. That’s not it. It’s because common problems that arise in manuscripts revolve around how writers describe what’s happening. I’m trying really hard to avoid the cliches like “Show don’t tell” and “avoid adverbs” but a lot of that contributes to wooden stories. […]

Recommended Reading for Fiction Writers

Posted May 14, 2015 by Amanda Shofner in Self-Publishing
Recommended Reading for Fiction Writers

When I shared my schedule — and how I plan to write 20k words per week — you may have noticed that I built time for reading. The result is reading more writing-as-a-business and writing-as-a-craft books than I did the last couple years combined. Rather than profile each of them individually (my brain whimpers at […]