Archive for Book Reviews

Entry 243 – WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING: Flight Path & Other Stories by Jan Bowman

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT – FLIGHT PATH & OTHER STORIES by Jan Bowman

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Entry 241 – Linda Trice – on Kenya’s Art, Kenya’s Word – AND Are Agents Necessary?

Linda Trice talks about her third and newest picture book in the series for ages 4-8, Kenya’s Art (Charlesbridge Publishing) now available from all booksellers as of TUESDAY JANUARY 12, 2016. And she describes her experiences working with and without an agent.

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CUTBANK (online) Review of Flight Path & Other Stories

Now Available Online: CUTBANK’s review by Sarah Katz for my story collection, Flight Path & Other Stories. http://www.cutbankonline.org/cutbank-literary-magazine-2/2015/11/cutbank-reviews-flight-path-other-stories-by-jan-bowman

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Entry 240 – Laura Shovan – on Poetry, Pitch Wars, Book Vines & A Thousand Poets for Change Conference in Salerno, Italy

Laura Shovan is poetry editor for Little Patuxent Review. Her newest book The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary, her novel-in-verse for children, debuts in April 2016 (Wendy Lamb Books/Random House).

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Entry 239 – Tony Deaton – on Practice, Podcasts, & Talking to Your Performing Self

Tony Deaton’s new book, STOP! LOOK! LISTEN! A Practical Guide to Vocal Technique and Performance was just released and offers down-to-earth tips to anyone involved in vocal performance.

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Entry # 233 – “More Than I Could Ever Know: How I Survived Caregiving” – by Dale L. Baker

“I survived caregiving,” a reader wrote. “This book helped.” Dale Baker said, “I have received many 5 star reviews on Amazon, but this one sums up my mission. Every caregiver needs a support group. You might think that you don’t, but you do.”

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Entry # 231 “Tips to Beat Block & Banish Fear – using Pat Schneider’s Writing Alone and With Others”

Craft books can help writers grow. Truman Capote said, “Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade, just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.”

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Entry # 230 – Leaving a Trace: On Keeping a Journal by Alexandra Johnson.

Entry three in a series – useful craft books. Sometimes when writers face a temporary lag in their productivity, when the flame of inspiration flickers a bit, it helps to read practical books on craft.

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Entry # 229 – More Crafty Essays About Notebooks

Writers and Their Notebooks, essays edited by Diana Raab, “celebrates the notebook as a vital tool in a writer’s personal and literary life.” —and— “In a world where language and naming are power, silence is oppression, is violence.” — Adrienne Rich

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Entry # 228 – “Crafty Readings for Beginning Writers”

Le Guin says, “Some people see art as a matter of control. I see it mostly as a matter of self-control. It’s like this: in me there’s a story that wants to be told. It is my end; I am its means.”

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