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Best of February: From sneak previews to book reviews, black history month and a few ghost-writing confessions…


February is the shortest month of the year and I’ll admit, it’s been a whirlwind! The team behind Writing in the Fast Lane have been burning the midnight oil and we can’t wait to begin sharing details on a few projects with you over the coming weeks.

For now, here are some highlights of what Writing in the Fast Lane got up to during the month of February:

We kicked the month off with our thoughts on how businesses which truly stand the tests of time are those which weather the storm. Have you ever felt like if you just held on long enough and let the storm pass, things would go back to the way were? Well… things could go back to the way were, but do we really want them to?

For the month of Love, we skipped the articles on the history of Valentine’s Day this year ‘round and instead, shared a sneak preview of a scene from my Work in Progress (WIP) entitled “I See You.”

Next up, our monthly book review week commenced with a cozy mystery story about man’s (and woman’s) best friend. The Controller by Linda Coles also includes the coming together of a community and a bad guy’s desire to turn over a new leaf. Because even bad guys have a limit to how far they’ll go.

If you’re like me and have around 7 or so book projects floating around in your head, you may want to learn a few tips on how to write your book in a flash. Dan Janal’s Paint-by-Numbers system in regard to writing a book is a killer concept and at just three chapters into Dan’s book, I stopped reading it as if it were a novel and actually put it into practice.

We are so busy in today’s world, we can sometimes forget it’s just as important to let people know you enjoyed their work as to let them know your negative feelings on the matter. For authors, a book review – good or bad – is…good. Check out our post to all book lovers out there on just how important reviewing a book is and best practices to keep in mind for future.

Randy L. Scott treated us to his review of Magnificent Vibration by Rick Springfield, a short novel which asks (and answers) the questions: Why are we here? What is love? And, does God send text messages to special people?

What began as tips for his two young sons, which evolved into a website 543skills.com, which evolved into a magazine, which evolved into…a book. The Invention of Everything: Insights on Life, Food, and One Good Thermos by Everett De Morier. For a quick overview, here’s the review I sent to Amazon.

My last review for the month saw an update of my thoughts on Cherokee Dream by V.C. Sanford, a fascinating tale of a young woman caught between two worlds. Our book review week finished off with a bang, sharing a guest review by Rachel Barber of the ever-popular book The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

For fellow book lovers on Goodreads, I invite you to visit my newly activated Author Page here.

~ Special thanks to Guest Reviewers Randy L. Scott and Rachel Barber! If you’d like to post a review of a book during one of our Book Review Weeks, get in touch for more information.

If you’re new to the blog or are interested in my writing services – ghostwriting, copywriting, proofreading/editing, beta reading, and more – take a look around my website.

As much as I’d love you to connect with me via social media – you can find all the ones I’m on in the bar to your right – I’d much prefer a review of my book currently available on Amazon, “Reflections: The Girl in the Mirror & The Letter”. Currently, it’s got one lonely review. And for less than a cup of coffee, it sure could use a friend or two or ten…. Oh, and we’re on Goodreads too!

Break a Pencil!

© Lisa Street Rogers 2018

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