…or maybe next to writing, I’ve been reading a lot this week. I added these new research tomes to the pile I thought some of you might find useful or interesting:
How to be a Writer in the E-age and Keep Your Sanity by Catherine Ryan Hyde, Anne R. Allen and Sarina DesForges (available at Amazon here) (One hint that they give that I absolutely agree with, speaking of Twitter buttons but it in my book, it applies to any image: “Think twice before you get an animated one, though–they’re cute, but they slow down load time.” Lawds, YES!!! They’re absolutely right. I wish more people would dispel this bit of wisdom.
Ahem, sorry. Webmistress halo slipped in there. Readjusting the reader halo in five, four, three, two… I also picked up one called Haunted Objects by Christopher Balzano and Tim Weisberg (Why yes, haunted. Ghosts.) It’s got, just on flipping through, lots of creepy pictures, not to mention the creepy baby doll on the cover. I won’t post it here for fear of scaring you all away. You can see it at Amazon, (click the authors’ names) if you’re really curious.
And just for fun, a book called Deception by one Lee Nichols.
I know what you’re thinking. Nightmares ahoy! >:)
We’ll see… Remember I couldn’t make it through one of Kelley Armstrong‘s because it scared the …cookies out of me. LOL Yes, it’s true.
Hopefully this experiment will just be fodder for good fiction. My characters are turning into quite the little amateur ghost hunters so, let’s hope I can make it through these. And yes, that’s a teaser for the next book to come after we release The Artist’s Inheritance. *rubs hands gleefully* No release date on #2 as yet, but the draft is plugging along. Hopefully before the end of the year. I’ll keep you posted.
So lots of reading yes, hopefully it won’t result in many nightmares. *shudder*
My little brother would’ve been proud. Yep, he loved all things ghost… I can hear him laughing at me now. *snigger* Lil bugger. So what are you reading this week?