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A Blueprint to Becoming a Published Writer

Hey, writers! I’m excited to announce a new guest post by Theresa Barker. Thanks, Theresa, for sharing your insight into writing and the writing life! Take it away, Theresa!         A blueprint to becoming a published writer … Continue reading

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Juxtaposition of Touchpoints: Pat Murphy’s The Falling Woman

Juxtaposition of Touchpoints: Pat Murphy’s The Falling Woman Darlene Reilley  Boxes are comfortable. Writers like to put books in boxes: literary, mystery, romance, science fiction, etc. Certain genres recommend books like friends introducing new friends. I went into the book … Continue reading

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Cloud Layout: David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas

  In David Mitchell’s novel Cloud Atlas, several generations search for truth, knowledge, and the means of survival. Mitchell captures the essence of each time period and builds on it like an orchestra building to a crescendo and then he … Continue reading

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How to Read Like a Book Dragon: a Reader’s Manifesto

How to read like a Book Dragon: a Reader’s Manifesto I am not an ordinary bookworm. I do not crawl around contenting myself on bits and pieces of writing. No, I am a book dragon who treasures books like gold! I … Continue reading

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The 2017 Reading Challenge

  Are you up for a fun reading challenge? Let’s read. Darlene    

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“When Ash Remains” Review

I received When Ash Remains by Dena Garson in exchange for an honest review. This is a paranormal romance, and adds the subgenres historical and Native American. First, a bit about the author: Dena Garson is an award-winning author of … Continue reading

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DarWrites Book Review Criteria

The following criteria will be used by DarWrites to evaluate book submissions. One thing to note: I try to keep personal bias out of the reviewing bucket, but I’m human and it could happen.   I couldn’t finish it – … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading Part 1

Happy Holidays! It’s been quiet on here recently, and for good reason. I’ve been writing and reading, which, according to Stephen King and my other advisors, are the keys necessary to good writing. I believe all writers have a love of reading deep in the heart. With that in mind, I’m sharing my favorite books I read in 2014. If you’re looking for a good book to read or give as a gift, these are great ones. Just a note: they link to Goodreads descriptions; if you don’t have an account already, I highly you recommend it! I love being able to store my books there and talk with other readers and writers! Continue reading

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