Tuesday, April 28, 2015

New e-mail update, a book review, and fun links with some useful writer links, WIP. If Time serves me well.....

                       Thought of the day: Take your time, just don't waste your time.  J. Howett

(C) photo by Jacqueline Howett  WIP

 I'll be catching up on a little more reading, writing and editing.

I had a period reading other authors for a solid few months, and it served as a great inspiration to my own creating and editing. I'm still reading, but I've slowed down some in order to focus on some writing. My book review selection today is:

Innocence by Dean Koontz.

What an extraordinary story. It wasn't easy jumping into this book right away. I had moments of picking it up and putting it down. Hard to grasp at first with the eeriness and the way Dean Koontz tells the story in past tense, then present in alternating chapters. Soon enough, I was completely captivated and could not stop reading. It was different from anything I have read. The unfolding concept toward the end is well worth sticking through it to get there. It has so much depth it makes you think about certain things on other levels. The writing is excellent and memorable. The essence of this story stayed with me long after. Highly recommend it.

To buy or view further, click on Amazon's link below.


As of June my new e-mail is

JacauelinehowettAT gmail DOT com

Any hotmail connections should be erased. Thanks.



Some helpful blogs for authors I've been stalking.

Helping writers become authors.

Fiction Factor has a nice feed on 1st person.

Jody Hedlund

Anne R Allen

More on the advantages of 1st person POV

Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi

Kristen Lamb


Michael J. Sullivan's blog on POV is interesting.
also, a link on show and tell

Blood red pencil
 Check out their resource links.
How Layers Can Deepen Your Story’s Impact

Nathan Bransford
Nathan, has created a very nice listing. A one stop place for everything.

You might also want to check out Nathan's forum with your questions. There's also varied topics you can take part in. Here's the link.

More great sighting links to come, in my next post.

And here's a link for the fun of everyday living.
Photography, travel and places, people, relationships, beauty, fashion, and food. Hopefully, to inspire and motivate your zest for life. Enjoy!

Diana Mieczan' Blog   exPress-o  http://diana212m.blogspot.com/


Check out Karen Jones Gowen's blog,
Coming down the mountain: Ex pat writer Living Abroad.

Great photos of her new life in Guatemala.


Genie--Paris and Beyond.
Great photography! Worth taking a look.


 Twelve glorious days in France

This blog you must see.
Another Paris.

If you have any links to add to help authors, or fun links, please place them in the comments. Thanks.

 Here's wishing you all, a creative and blessed 2015!



  1. Those are some good blogs to follow.

    Thanks for visiting mine. :)

    1. Thanks Melissa for stopping by. I think these links shall keep us all busy enough. LOL. Anyway, its nice to know there's so much helpful information for authors. Have a nice weekend!

  2. Thank you for stopping by and mentioning my blog. Genie, has some lovely photos on her blog.

    1. Just had to tweet those beautiful pink blossoms. Now I want to be in France, among the blossoms instead of palm tree, Florida. Enjoy life!

  3. Esme, thanks for popping in. I should also mention the fun blog list on your profile page you follow is impressive. I hope to check out some later. Have a great week. :)

  4. I'm a fan of Koontz and this book's been in my TBR list for quite a while. Thanks to your enthusiastic review, I'm moving it up the list! Have a great weekend! :)

  5. Glad to hear it. Big smile:) Hope you enjoy it. This novel is quite different from his other works. Thanks for popping in, Lexa. And a good weekend to you too.

  6. Reading always gives me inspiration. Good books make me want to write better, bad books remind me of what not to do :-)

  7. Yes, reading books certainly helps the author's process. Thanks for coming by Annalisa. Enjoy your week.

  8. I haven't read Koontz in ages. I'd like to read his books again. I went through a recent email change, too. Great links.

    1. Thanks for popping in Medeia. Yes, innocence by Koontz has an interesting layout and story. I even felt a tear rise up at the end, would you believe? You have yourself a nice Sunday. It's my birthday today, and I'm kicking back enjoying all those things I like to do. I might submit a short story somewhere, later, then get back to some major writing and editing. But first, it's cake and ice-cream. :)

    2. I just went through yet another email change. I changed it in the post above. Just thought you would like to know.

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  10. Awww...how sweet of you to include exPress-o! Thank you, lovely.

    1. Your welcome, Diana. You have such a fun sight! and you pick up on such cool things :)

  11. "Take your time, don't waste your time." Wow, thank you for that valuable insight. Thanks for commenting over on my blog. I've needed this quote because I've actually been feeling lost as a writer--even having it as a hobby. Though I have lots of story ideas chasing each other, I've been feeling depressed over it! ((Hugs)) thank you


  12. Thanks for popping in, Elizabeth. Yeah, I know exactly what you mean. But its all there, subconsciously working it out for us. Living life away from writing is important too. The long stew benefits our writing, and how we might be looking at it. It brings new eyes to the table. Have you noticed, the more you push away writing, it seems to return like a boomerang? Lol. Sometimes its return just takes longer. I too have so many stories going on in my head. It just needs a little focus, a little calm and there you go, it might be slow, but you're writing. (Smiles.)