30 October 2009

It's Feature Friday!














This week's feature is a little different because it's not a novel. It's actually a book on writing. Jessica Page Morrell's book Between the Lines is a true treasure. I haven't seen it mentioned in many blogs so I don't know if y'all have read it before. Just in case you haven't, I had to tell you about it!

To be honest, I've only read four chapters so far. That's because I'm savoring every sentence! Not only does she have great wisdom about writing, but the way she talks about writing makes me want to write. I feel so literary and creative with every sentence. I don't want to read too fast and miss anything! What I can say is that what I've read so far has been extremely helpful as I go back and edit my novel. In fact, I think it's the most valuable tool on craft I own.

For those of you who love to read books on craft, I highly recommend this one. Don't be fooled by this short post. I'm pretty tired. But I can't say enough wonderful things about this book. :0)

Have a great weekend!

24 comments:

  1. Thanks for taking the time to post...it sounds very exciting! Enjoy your rest...and the rest of the book!

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  2. I've never heard of this but if it inspires you to write then it must be awesome. :-)

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  3. Thanks for this. I am always on the look out for writing books that inspire :)

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  4. I'm wildly excited that you just introduced me to a book on the craft I've not read or even heard of. Nice! Thank you.
    ~ Wendy

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  5. Y'all are welcome! I hope you love it as much as I do!

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  6. I haven't even heard of this one. I'm off to buy it now. I love reading books on the craft. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I haven't heard of this book. Thanks Kristen, the title does grab me though. I love titles by the way. It spurs me on.

    This is one to add to my wish list.

    Have a great weekend!

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  8. Great! Kristen, thanks. I've put this one on my Christmas list. :)

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  9. Thanks for sharing your opinion. I got some Donald Maass books at the library and saw they had this one, too. I think I might have to put it on hold to pick it up! Thanks again!

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  10. It sounds wonderful if you have to savor each word! Awesome.

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  11. Hey Kristan, thanks for the heads up on this book. I will have to pick it up. I hope your weekend is the best and relaxing. Sounds like you need a little R & R. sarah

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  12. So glad you posted this Kristen. Lately, I've been in search of books that will help in my writing.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  13. thanks for the recommend. I think I've seem this one at a conference, but didn't know anyone who'd read it til now!

    Bless you,
    Jen

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  14. I have it, too, and love it. Jessica is a gem... she conveys info as well in person as she does on the page. She did some editing on a ms for me which was really helpful. She's written a couple more recent books that I also recommend: "Bullies, Bastards & Bitches, How to Write the Bad Guys of Fiction" and "Thanks, But This Isn’t For Us: A (Sort of) Compassionate Guide to Why Your Writing is Being Rejected."

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  15. Thanks, Carol! I'm going to put the last one on my "to buy" list. It sounds like an incredible help!

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  16. Thanks for the recommendation. I am always looking for writing books to add to my personal library.
    I am going to check this out from my local library tomorrow, if it is still there in the morning.
    Diane

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  17. I've come across this book before, but never read it. It's funny how sometimes you meet up with a book over and over and then finally get around to reading it and can't believe how you were ever without it.
    PS Love the blog!

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  18. i am a book lover and ur reviews certainly help me i ll read . thanks

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  19. Its on my list of books to read. I'll check the local library first. If its not there, I'll use my Borders coupon to buy it. Thanks.

    Stephen Tremp

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  20. I haven't heard of that one. I'll have to check it out!

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  21. I thought I had all the craft books already. Thanks for sharing this one. I'm adding it to my wish list now.

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  22. Wow! Another friend of mine just recommended it. Now I really must buy it.

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  23. I've never heard of this one. I'll have to check it out. I have so many books on craft. Perhaps I should actually, you know, read them :)

    J

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