What We’re Reading: Goodreads Best of 2014

Like most writers, we at WriteOnSisters are all big readers. The end of the year brings reflection and a sense of accomplishment; we have navigated another fun and rewarding year of books and blogging. To do something a bit different this month, we decided to pick books off the Goodreads Best Books of 2014 list. …
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What We’re Reading: Writing and Life

Writing advice often can be taken as life advice. Today we share some books that connect writing and life. Kathy’s Choice: Becoming a Writer, by Dorothea Brande. Oh, the dollars I have spent trying to find the one piece of advice that would turn me into a genius writer. I must have two dozen books …
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Halloween Treat – Edgar Allan Poe

So, we have crisp fall nights. We have costumes. We have buckets and pillowcases brimming with treats. We have pumpkins grinning and flashights swinging. We have screams, haunted houses, whisps of dry ice floating around ruby red slippers, cowboy boots, and superhero tights. We have arrived at All Hallows’ Eve. Bwahaha. I’m not a big …
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What We’re Reading for October: Fairy Tales

I love scary stories. Armed with a flashlight and nerves of spaghetti, I would spend hours reading R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike. But the first scary stories I ever read were… fairy tales. Seriously. Poisoned apples, witches, deadly candy houses, big bad wolves, giants on beanstocks, evil stepsisters – fairy tales are scary stuff! The …
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What We’re Reading: Biographies of Two Extraordinary Women

This month the Write on Sisters review two biographies. Writings about peoples’ lives goes way back. If you are not famous or important, writing about your own life (or your mom’s) may be classed as memoir. For the famous, a biography or autobiography is written based upon documentation. Primary sources are used as much as …
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What We’re Reading for September: YA Thrillers

Everyone loves a thrill, be it pleasurable or terrifying; that tremor that excites you and makes you gasp. You realize you’re holding your breath. It’s probably my favorite story to read, one where you’re on the edge of your seat, you can’t turn the pages fast enough, your eyes dart to the bottom of the …
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What We’re Reading: Historical Fiction

Historical Fiction is our genre for September. It would seem pretty clear cut; historical fiction takes place in the past. But the genre definition is complicated by time itself. Whereas, we might consider The Great Gatsby or Grapes of Wrath works of historical fiction, in actuality, when written, they would have been considered contemporary fiction. …
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