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Traveling the Fairy Path by Morgan Daimler (Book Review)

In the cupboard-sized alcove of an independent bookstore in Vermont, the red spine of this book caught my eye. Then, I saw the title, and almost of its own accord, the book was open in my hand, my eyes scanning the pages. Though I’ve not quite finished with this book, I thought what a perfect…… Continue reading Traveling the Fairy Path by Morgan Daimler (Book Review)

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Happy Pi (3.14…) Day! Practice Makes (Almost) Perfect When Honing Your Craft

Let’s put all our cards on the table. Numbers, are not my bag, baby! One year, when visiting the cardiologist, we did an experiment. With the stethoscope over my heart, he simply said “math” and my heart rate increased. Now, that’s saying something considering the reason I have a pacemaker is that my heartbeat is…… Continue reading Happy Pi (3.14…) Day! Practice Makes (Almost) Perfect When Honing Your Craft

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Cherokee Dream by V.C. Sanford (Book Review)

Before we hung up our book reviews for 2018, I offered a taste of some of the books I had in my “soon to be finished” pile, but like all things around the holidays…life happened. Then, the new year, and working to get everything launched and organized with our updated blog and new website. Until…… Continue reading Cherokee Dream by V.C. Sanford (Book Review)

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The Invention of Everything: Insights on Life, Food, and One Good Thermos by Everett De Morier (Book Review)

Since about the time Everett De Morier decided to become a writer, I was reading Robert Fulghum’s Everything I Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. I read all the accompanying books, but as I got older, I wondered what the next incarnation of old school advice revisited might look like. Enter: The Invention of…… Continue reading The Invention of Everything: Insights on Life, Food, and One Good Thermos by Everett De Morier (Book Review)

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Magnificent Vibration by Rick Springfield (Guest Review) by Randy L. Scott

I received this novel as a gift from a friend who knows my taste in stories. I knew of Rick Springfield as both a musician and actor and am now pleasantly surprised to find him a great storyteller and author. Magnificent Vibration is a short novel which asks (and answers) the questions: Why are we…… Continue reading Magnificent Vibration by Rick Springfield (Guest Review) by Randy L. Scott

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How to Write Your Book in a Flash: The Paint-by-Numbers System to Write the Book of Your Dreams – Fast! by Dan Janal (Book Review)

In any given week, I read between 2-3 books with at least another 2 in the wings either half read or in the “to be read soon” pile. Thankfully, I read FAST. But, I don’t WRITE as fast as I would like. Unless, of course, I’m on a deadline, then I write like the wind.…… Continue reading How to Write Your Book in a Flash: The Paint-by-Numbers System to Write the Book of Your Dreams – Fast! by Dan Janal (Book Review)

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Riding Out the Storm Until (Almost) Everything Old is New Again

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? We all hit the “if only” obstacle at various stages of our lives and I’ve been thinking about it a lot over the last few months. Things could go back…… Continue reading Riding Out the Storm Until (Almost) Everything Old is New Again

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January 2019 Monthly Recap

January and June throw in an extra week and it’s a good thing because we sure needed it as we galloped into the new year. The Writing in the Fast Lane Team was as super busy behind the scenes as we were trying to manage clients and write good content for our stellar readers and…… Continue reading January 2019 Monthly Recap

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Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco (Book Review)

They say it is the winners who write the history books. But, what if…what if…a new truth was written? What if you could not RE-write history, but write a new history? Three editors at a publishing house are frustrated with the dearth of manuscripts of occult conspiracy theory. So, they cook up a plan to…stir…… Continue reading Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco (Book Review)

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Don’t Sell Me, Tell Me by Greg Koorhan (Book Review)

We are storytellers, all of us, whether we realize it or not. Our emotions drive our decisions, our purchases, our direction. But, somehow in the rise of the quest for data-driven insights, the story sometimes gets lost in the details. Greg Koorhan’s book Don’t Sell Me, Tell Me – How to Use Storytelling to Connect…… Continue reading Don’t Sell Me, Tell Me by Greg Koorhan (Book Review)