Over the winter months, I recently got the opportunity to dig into this amazing book! I had been feeling the need to get back to my artistic roots and my brother recommended this book to me. I am glad he did! It was one of the most thought-provoking books I have ever read about what it means to create and what it means to be an artist.
I have followed K.M. Weiland over at her site Helping Writers Become Authors for several years. She is an award-winning, self-published author. The advice she offers on her site is some of the best I have come across online and comes from her years of seasoned experience.
When I realized that she had written some books on how to write a story, I was thrilled with the idea of reading them! I decided to start with the second book in her series, Structuring Your Novel. I already love to outline like crazy, but I don’t always know how to get my story into a structured form with clearly defined scenes.
There is more than one way to enjoy a book and the printed page! 😉
Because if there is one place a writer finds inspiration, it’s the library.
I am really looking forward to diving into this book! Cara’s site – Yummy Books, is such a fun blog to read! Make sure you check out her recipe index to find all her great recipes. Books, food and their history are passions of mine, so I know I will be making mental notes of all the yummy things I want to make!
For the last two years or so, I have been on a quest to read some of the classical literature that I missed reading when I was in high school. I took two years of literature in high school and really enjoyed it, but I felt I missed some of the other great stories out there. Yes, I made it through Dickens, but David Copperfield was not the best one to read of Dickens, I would say. And I missed half of Jane Austen’s fabulous works in there somewhere! Needless to say, I decided to try and dig a little deeper into the amazing world of classical literature.
Ivanhoe had been on my TBR list for some time before I finally got the enormous book from the library and started in. I had pretty much no idea about what I was getting myself into except that it was set in England.
When I got done, I was more than pleasantly surprised with the story! I loved it!