book review, horror, nonfiction, short story

The Hand Off by Paul Carro

Something a little different today in the form of a novella, a short story and three true ghost tales. In The Hand Off, a yummy mummy, her seven year old daughter and her ex-husband’s new squeeze run from the creatures from the frozen lake. What I liked about this novella was the initial description of… Continue reading The Hand Off by Paul Carro

book review, nonfiction

The Frustrations of being Deaf by Dave Blackwell.

From being called racist to being given medical treatment he explicitly refused, the author recounts some of his frustrations of being deaf. In a series of anecdotes, which I imagine the author could fill volumes with, Blackwell recounts his experiences of other’s reactions to him being deaf that range from ignorance to discrimination to the… Continue reading The Frustrations of being Deaf by Dave Blackwell.

book review, nonfiction

The Upside: Two Book Review

I recently watched The Upside, starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart. I’d hesitated to watch it because I was afraid it would play the physical difficulties of being quadriplegic for laughs, but I took the leap after a twitter friend said it was good. I enjoyed the movie. Both lead actors were excellent in their… Continue reading The Upside: Two Book Review

book review, nonfiction, writing

On Writing by Stephen King

The king of horror’s famous memoir on the craft. Split into four sections, the first part of the book details King’s life from early childhood until his sale of the paperback rights for his first book, Carrie. The second section explains what a toolbox is and what a writer should keep in theirs (spoilers -… Continue reading On Writing by Stephen King

book review, nonfiction, writing

5000 Words Per Hour by Chris Fox

What better book to read during National Novel Writing Month than one that promises to teach you how to write faster and write smarter? The secret really is discipline, and if you’re interested in increasing your hourly word count Fox will give you step by step instructions on how to pre-plan your writing, write distraction… Continue reading 5000 Words Per Hour by Chris Fox