Book like the Pros

Let’s talk all things books. We’ll post articles about writing, editing, book collecting, nerd fests of upcoming new releases, and other special topics.

Good Reads

Annihilation // Vlog Nicole & Rebecca discuss the Annihilation book and movie.

Find your next book with our Recent Reads Guide 14 new books for you to fall in love with.

Excellent Alien Invasion Reads an extra-terrestrial book list to inspire.

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Legacy will inspire you to pick up the series.

New Book by Appleton Author, David McGlynn One Day You’ll Thank Me for all the parents and children out there.

Anthony Bourdain Mattered Discover or revisit Bourdain’s work in this tribute.

The Future of the World Via Science Fiction A science fiction literature timetable of our future.

The Book Life

The Illustrated Guide to Decorating Your Bookshelf tips and tricks on how to make sure your bookshelves looks superb.

The Write Life: Word Counts and Work Places about what motivates writers, their goals, and where they work. Photos galore!

The Fuel Behind the Passion Discover what keeps Nicole’s bookish heart ticking and why literature is so important in our society.

In A Different Life + Signed Book Giveaway written by Rebecca about her life and blog as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Swaziland.

Go ahead, read my diary, see if I care all about Rebecca’s childhood journals and their impact on her writing career. Take a peek inside.

Craft Talks

Depth of Character details some of Nicole’s character building process and gives relevant tips and resources suggestions.

Build a Dynamic Plot Using a Beat Sheet is a guest blog post by Rebecca on Pepper Writes. Learn how to use a Beat Sheet to make your storytelling stronger.

Plotting at the Desk of Genre is where Nicole talks about breaking expectations in what we read and write. Genre can be restricting while life can be messy – they don’t always mesh.

First Things First provides a linke to a guest blog post Rebecca wrote on first drafts. The post appears on a French writer’s workshop, L’atelier des écrivains (the post is in English).