I don’t make New Year’s resolutions anymore. Or at least, I don’t call them that. The lists of lose weight, eat better, be better, do more…yada, yada, yada felt inspiring as I wrote them down full of possibility for the year. And like most people, I was full tilt into my list…for about a week…… Continue reading The Case for Tossing Resolutions in Favor of a Mindset Shift
What is a book? For me, books are friends, family, and the possibilities of what if. They are adventures and affairs of the heart. They teach us. They offer reflection into ourselves…what would I do if? Thoughts are formed. Questions queried. Decisions of what we do with the information is up to us. But, most…… Continue reading Crack open a good book and find a new favorite on our Book Review List 2018
The action begins in an instant and keeps an undulating pace. Like all good stories, the first line grabs you, yet it is a little too fast-paced for my taste, as it takes until the middle of the first chapter before I feel caught up with the story. But, the grip I now find myself…… Continue reading Cherokee Dream by V.C. Sanford (The Story So Far Book Review)
With Halloween behind us, Thanksgiving just ahead for the U.S., and the season of giving imminent, things can get a little hectic. So, this week is the last Book Review Week of 2018. We hope you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, and perhaps picked up a new favorite along the way. We’ve tried to…… Continue reading The Story So Far…
To our family, friends, fans, and followers of Writing in the Fast Lane, we thought we’d share a little video as a break from reading. The book, initially written as part of an ESL project a few years ago, will also be posted on the 22nd in text only as part of our Book Review…… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
I made it almost twelve days without coffee. Today, I had 2 cups and am bouncing off the walls full of ideas. Poor Matt! My list of “to-dos” is 2 pages long. That counts as writing, right? Would you be surprised if I said, “yes”? Writing doesn’t always have to be journalistic, stream of conscious,…… Continue reading Writing Outside the Lines – A Writing Prompt Suggestion to Get Your Juices Flowing
Falling leaves and frost on the window this morning, have brought home summer is over. In Vermont, it will be cool for a month or two, though it’s been unseasonably warm (read: hot) this summer. And before we know it, we’ll be bundled up in winter wear. Store shelves have an amalgam of clearance summer…… Continue reading Monthly Recap – September 2018
Two nights ago, I couldn’t sleep. My mind was swimming with ideas. The overwhelming tide of information which washes over me daily rolled the waves higher and higher. What’s the problem? Sometimes, too much turns into nothing. So, like I often do, I turned to my courses. Hubspot said be “human, helpful, and holistic.” Another…… Continue reading The Blank Page vs The Mind Full of Ideas – Who Will Win?
I don’t know about you guys, but I get inundated with blog posts, newsfeeds, emails, and such. It can be quite overwhelming, even armed with several cups of strong dark coffee. So, if you’re in the same boat as me and just don’t have the bandwidth to read everything you want to read that comes…… Continue reading Monthly Recap – August 2018
Ghostwriters are the Cyrano de Bergerac’s of the writing world. In case you’re not familiar, Cyrano de Bergerac is a French play, in which a nobleman soldier is in love with his cousin, Roxanne. However, he soon finds himself caught in a love triangle as the poet and scribe for Christian de Neuvillette; the man…… Continue reading Ghostwriting: What it feels like to NOT see your name in print