We would have had two free books today but one of them was a good example of less-than-good writing. The second paragraph was all it took for me to make the decision.
The equivalent of one bite before pushing the plate away.
This makes me sad. Reading the synopsis, the story could have been a good one. Two things could have been helpful in making it better. One would be editing, or maybe better editing, and most importantly, time spent perfecting her craft.
There are several things that a person could do to accomplish this. One of the very best things an aspiring writer can do to is to read voraciously.. Well written books and nothing less. We will find ourselves reflecting the habits of an accomplished writer, and that is a good thing.
This is a fact of life for all of us, we begin to sound like the people we hang out with whether we want to or not. Just to show how this can work, unintentionally. This month, I’ve been spending endless hours hanging out with a murder trial. Yesterday, on an office email, I found myself saying let me rephrase the question.
This mimicking can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on our choice of companions.
Hopefully I’ll lose the lawyer lingo.
Although, reflecting on the strategizing conversation with my boss yesterday, I was pleased to see the progress I’ve made toward the ability to express ideas clearly and concisely. I attribute this growth to the people I’ve spent time with (mostly in the pages of a book) and to the conscious practicing of my craft (trying to achieve explanations that make sense.)
I could be writing instruction manuals. There’s a thought.
I’m still a work in progress though. It takes me hours to write a lengthy email with detailed instructions.
So, here is our one free book.
From This Day Forward: Encore Edition (Heartland Homecoming Book 1)
They thought their marriage was over—
but can forgiveness open the door to a new future?
After his surgical career ends in tragedy and his marriage shatters, Dr. Sam Martin leaves Philadel-phia for a new life in Oak Hill, Missouri. But he’s never stopped loving the woman who stole his heart. Determined to win her back, Sam invites Cara to recover at his home after she suffers a trauma of her own.
Desperate to find a way to conquer the panic attacks that are paralyzing her, Cara accepts—though she wants no part of the husband who betrayed her. Deep in America’s heartland she discovers a changed man—but can she and Sam find a way to build a new future from the ashes of their past?
In this HOLT Medallion winner, bestselling author Irene Hannon takes readers on an uplifting journey that illustrates the healing power of love…and hope.
Another interesting suggestion showed up on this journey, book two in a series we’ve seen before.
Sylvia’s Journey: Betrayals & Beginnings (Seeds of Faith Book 2)
The beach. A kidnapping. An agonizing secret.
Prosecuting Attorney Sylvia Mason has no idea her latest case will have ever-lasting consequences that change her life forever. As a widow, she’s had two years to learn to live with heartache but is unprepared for what’s to come.
Alvin Griffin is a former Navy officer turned part-time preacher. He’s stuck by Sylvia’s side after the death of her husband, even though she pushes him away at every turn.
Will Alvin wait on Sylvia, or has she hurt his already battered heart too many times?
Well, that’s it for today as far as books go.
I hope it is a good reading day for you too.