book reviews · Freelance Writing

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)

Freelance Writing · Poetry and Prose

What’s Next on the Agenda?

Dear friends, I’m in the last throes of revisions on a ghostwriting book project, so have had to put most of my regular day-to-day things on the back burner – gym, blog posts, cooking, etc. At the same time, I don’t want to give up the momentum of Writing in the Fast Lane’s weekly blog…… Continue reading What’s Next on the Agenda?

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Getting Back on Track

You know those days…weeks…months that tend to get away from you from time to time, and you vow to get yourself back on track? Yep, that’s me. Most of the time. Working feverishly behind the scenes to source, research, and bring you content that is useful, relevant, human, and helpful. My track record was off…… Continue reading Getting Back on Track

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What’s on Your Reading List?

Summer is well under way here in Vermont, and school’s out. But, I was the word nerd in school, who at the end of each school year, received my Summer Reading List with glee, not gloom. Annually, I challenged myself – how many books from this list could I read before school started again? Some…… Continue reading What’s on Your Reading List?

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Friday Musings #4

“I don’t need college, I’ve got YouTube,” said a friend’s daughter recently. I laughed, half agreeing and half reminiscing. Wtih Carnegie Mellon’s recent announcement of its AI degree program, the first in the United States and the world of online learning (MOOC or Massive Open Online Courses) offerings, I got to thinking.  As a lifelong…… Continue reading Friday Musings #4

Freelance Writing · Music and Lyrics

A Thank You to All My Influences

January and February posts came in like lions while my March posts get brushed to the wayside as I choose other projects. The projects that pay the pay the bills. And when I get to the point of where something I love is something I do to pay the bills, then it’s time to reassess,…… Continue reading A Thank You to All My Influences

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Friday Morning Musings #1

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler,…… Continue reading Friday Morning Musings #1

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Words and Wanderlust: Journey Toward a Dream

Words and wanderlust fuel my imagination. These words are a part of me, a desire to move, to explore, to visit new worlds. Sometimes those worlds can only be found in books and sometimes you just have to find out for yourself. Armchair travel is one thing, but that first step on foreign soil -…… Continue reading Words and Wanderlust: Journey Toward a Dream

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2,000 Ways How Not to Make a Lightbulb: Finding Success in Failure

Stories about history fascinate me. It doesn’t matter if they’re creative nonfiction like Edward Rutherford’s Sarum (the Story of Great Britain from how it became an island to the early 1980s), Diana Gabaldon’s historical fiction romance Outlander series, or Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian. In movies, too, favorites include National Treasure and The Mummy. At this…… Continue reading 2,000 Ways How Not to Make a Lightbulb: Finding Success in Failure