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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)

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Our Year in Review 2018

2018 was a turning point for Writing in the Fast Lane. Though we’ve been in business for five years come March, it was this most recent year in which we laid a stronger foundation to build this business. Here’s what I’ve learned this year and what I look forward to bringing with me into the…… Continue reading Our Year in Review 2018

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Crack open a good book and find a new favorite on our Book Review List 2018

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

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Interview with Ellen Marie Wiseman about following the Traditional Publishing Path

A couple of months ago, I was asked my views on the difference between self-publishing and traditional publishing. Since I’ve only ever self-published, my opinion and views were fairly one sided, so I reached out to the experts for a more well-rounded idea of what each path entailed. If you follow me on Patreon, you…… Continue reading Interview with Ellen Marie Wiseman about following the Traditional Publishing Path

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Monthly Recap – October 2018

On the last Saturday of October just a few days before Halloween, Matt and I finally got around to decorating our pumpkin. We bought it the last weekend of September. But, weeks and weekends get full, especially as the holidays approach. “We are creators,” I told Matt. “It doesn’t matter what form it takes.” Hope…… Continue reading Monthly Recap – October 2018

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Monthly Recap – September 2018

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

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The Eternal Chamber, Book 1 of The Relics of the Deathless Souls (Book/Series Review)

The Eternal Chamber, Part One of The Relics of the Deathless Souls by Tom Hunter is an action-packed adventure from the first page to the last. Seamlessly weaving elements of history and science-fiction for a “what if” scenario that will resonate against the world today. Think Indiana Jones meets Focault’s Pendulum meets Dr. Who. Samuel…… Continue reading The Eternal Chamber, Book 1 of The Relics of the Deathless Souls (Book/Series Review)

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Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and For Those Who Want to Write Them by Francine Prose (Book Review)

I have read this book so many times, I’ve lost count. I still remember browsing at Borders bookstore when I came across the title and the name. By now, you all know my fascination with reading lists, and this book is no different. Not only has Francine Prose thoughtfully provided a  list of “Books to…… Continue reading Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and For Those Who Want to Write Them by Francine Prose (Book Review)