Here is a list of books I’ve read thus far in 2021. I have hyperlinked some of these books to reviews I’ve written of them. I’ve also hyperlinked my interviews with the authors of a few of these books.
I talk about Pablo Neruda, the Blogchatterwrifest, Kuzhali Manickavel, Radhika Acharya, Vincent Van Gogh – as you can see it’s this and that:)
I’ve been reading three books simultaneously! Yes, I do that! The first is The Kali Project, which is a collection of women’s voices as they discover their inner Kali. The second is the ‘Love’ anthology, which is a Valentine’s release this year. As the name suggests, it features short stories on the theme of loveContinue reading “Three Great Reads on Kindle Unlimited and One Audiobook on Audible”
‘The Midnight Library’ by Matt Haig was my first fiction read this year. And what a read it turned out to be. The story is about a suicidal girl who walks into “the midnight library” and gets to live the lives she could have lived. By getting a chance to live these lives, her perspectiveContinue reading “The Midnight Library and Other Reads”
As I’d planned, my first book of the new year is ‘The Artist’s Way’ by Julia Cameron. The book is designed to be a course to artistic recovery over 12 weeks with exercises at the end of each chapter. Today was my first day of writing the morning pages. I spoke about this in anContinue reading “Stepping into 2021”
It’s the holiday season and most of us are winding down after a hectic year. Now’s the time to take stock of the year that was and set goals for the next year. Here’s a handy tool that will help you plan for the year ahead. I did this exercise last year and plan toContinue reading “Year-end Ruminations”
I recently listened to the audiobook of ‘The Artist’s Journey’ by Steven Pressfield on audible. I recommend it to all writers and creators of art. Here, the author gives his own example and says that the artist’s journey begins after the Hero’s Journey ( Ref. Joseph Campbell and Christopher Vogler). The author discusses the qualitiesContinue reading “What I’ve been reading and listening to”
I have often seen people misuse the word ‘Avail’. Here are directions on how to use the word from the Grammarist blog
Here’s an article by Erin Brenner that talks about how everything we learn in school isn’t always 100% accurate. She elaborates on the famous FANBOYS rule.
MSTP is a valuable resource for technical writers and editors. You can download it from this site: http://www.tdrs-us.com/ It is listed there as MSTP.CHM When you download it to your computer, it will be a zipped file. When you unzip it and try to use it, if you see ‘Page not displayed’ or ‘Navigation toContinue reading “Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications (MSTP)”