Books to Read, Writers to Love

Writer Edie Roones is chattering about the master storyteller Mary Stewart and the importance of re-reading books by favorite authors.

She re-reads a Stewart every year.

This year, she’s on her fifth reading of a beloved book by Stewart.

It’s Nine Coaches Waiting

Read her blog here. (And take a look at three completely different covers for this bestselling books.)

Edie Roones continues her blog series “Along for the Write” with guidance on becoming a daily writer.

M.A. Lee offers a guest post on August 15th about novels that become ever-expanding.

That is followed with a section on Career Choices for writers.

  • Soul-Sucking Jobs
  • Soul-Sucking in the Writing Industry
  • Best Jobs for Writers
  • Hard Skills for Writers

Bookmark the site and follow along.

The link will take you to the August 15th blog.

To celebrate August, the birth month for Writers Ink as an idea and as a business, and then to celebrate W.Ink’s first published book, Edie Roones is writing a blog series.

“Along for the Write” focuses on the writer’s daily journey to have a business.

So far we’ve had laser eyes and alien invaders, thunder rumbling and sprouting seeds.

Bookmark Edie Roones’ blog site to see where her ripe brain is strewing ideas.

Alien invaders attempt to take over writers’ spaces.

Here’s a snippet from the first blog: Writers Dream of Writing

Duke Ellington said, “A dream is a goal with a finish line.”

When a dream is a goal, that goal is attainable after effort over a span of time—a year, three years, five years (which is the reason most business plans are five-year plans). The goal will have mid-term benchmarks based on short-term strategies.

When a dream is a fantasy, it plays and tinkers and feeds the ego. The long-term goal may look attainable, but whole elements of it are dependent on outside forces. Luck is an outside force. The best young player may never have a scout consider their potential. Backing from the music publisher can be a roll of the dice. It’s expensive to have an air-brush makeup artist trailing behind you 24/7.

Writing is a massive goal. Definitely long-term.

People fantasize about ideal lives all the time. Ideal is not real. It’s pretty to look at, especially when we’re slogging through the muck of daily life.

Goals with their long-term project and benchmarks and strategies, those sound boring. Makes the dream sound like a job.

Making a living writing, though ~ That sounds like a dream.

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The Start of Stewart’s great Merlin trilogy–and the Arthurian quaternary.

Mix historical fact on the Romans in Britain, the Celts, the invasion of the Angles and Saxons, with the myth of Merlin and Arthur, and a great story-teller’s personal spin on the legend, and you have one of the best books ever.