It’s Friday, and that can only mean a new reading post! Like last week, I’ve got three reads on the go: a work read, a fun read, and a me-time read.
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The Work Read
I finished last week’s work read: 7 Figure Fiction: How to Use Universal Fantasy to SELL your Books to ANYONE by T. Taylor. I have to say, it was a great read full of new ways to look at stories and how to make your’s connect with readers.
Reading that book made me think of one of my old screenwriting instructors at UCLA Extension, Karl Iglesias. I bought his Writing for Emotional Impact while taking his class that semester. But it was so long ago that I can’t quite remember most of it… it was well over a decade ago 😳
I’ve only just started to read the introduction, but if the book’s anything like the class, I’m going to have one hell of a refresher–and probably pick up a lot of what I missed in those early days–on eliciting emotions from my readers.
Writing for Emotional Impact on Kindle (£4.99 )
The Fun Read
Nightfall by Anne Stuart
I did warn you all about my love for Anne Stuart. Well, I finished Rocky Road. It was a fun read, though lacking in my need for suspense, but I guessed there was little to none going in.
Now, this book has suspense in spades–going by the description. This is a re-release of a 1995 book, but Anne does a pretty good job updating her older books. Anything too dated is brought up to date so that you don’t really notice it.
The basics: Richard Tiernan, a man accused of killing his wife and two kids, is bailed out of prison by Cassidy Roarke’s writer father, a man so ambitious he’s willing to sacrifice his own daughter in the pursuit of his final Pulitzer-winning story. (👈 This is my quick wee description. Check out the preview above to get a real hint at the darkness of this novel. I’m getting giddy now!)
Nightfall on Kobo (£4.59 on Kobo)
Nightfall on Kindle (£4.59 on Kindle)
The Me-Time Read
Ahead of the Curve by Jenny Rushmore
I’m still working my way through this book. (So many diagrams, measurements, and not enough time!) if I finish it before the end of the month, I’ll be impressed.
Ahead of the Curve on Kindle (£8.96)
I’d love to hear your reading plans for the next week…
Until next time, take care, and happy reading!
4 thoughts on “What I’m Reading 14th January”
More interesting choices, Susan. I’ve been reading a children’s book by fellow SA author, Jill Morsbach – Noah and the Solar-Powered Ark. I tagged on the tail of her book launch at my fav bookstore yesterday and we did swapsies!
Oh, that’s great, Chris! I’m so glad you’re getting to network and do bookstore appearances 🤗 🥳
What did you do swapsies on? Books or marketing?
Jill happily took a copy of my Scouse novel (I still have a pile of them) in return for a copy of her new book and the equivalent to a fiver. Hoping she’ll do a review of that in return for the one I’m shortly to do on hers.