Category: Book Reviews

“How to grow a novel”, Sol Stein #takeaways 

Be the first to see what you see as you see it. Robert Bresson (french filmmaker) Readers value and remember extraordinary CHARACTERS. Plot might be forgotten with a time, but never a hero. The goal is to involve the reader’s emotion, in this case a feeling of warmth for the central character.  What the reader is experiencing in each scene of your novel? If you can’t answer the question –...

Book Review “Heir of Ashes”, Jina S. Bazzar

“Every single person is sacred. Sacred means special, precious, a treasure of true beauty. That means you.”  Amy Leigh Mercree Being “special” isn’t fun. I know, every movie, book, or song continue to praise our “uniqueness” or exceptional abilities, powers, “kick-side-weirdness”. But when you are “different” or extraordinary, you have much more troubles than those who are not. Because those who are not…can continue their regular, normal life while you...

Reality is NOT what it seems

Based on the book ‘Reality is not what it seems’, Carlo Rovelli “But, said Alice, if the world has absolutely no sense, who’s stopping us from inventing one?” Lewis Caroll  Nothing in this world is more difficult than understanding what the world really is… I am sitting in my chair, drinking warm Kissel. Am I real? “My dear, reality is a question of perspective,” – you’d say. Then what is...

Book Review ‘Ripples on the pond’, Sebnem E. Sanders

“A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise.” Carlos Ruiz Zafron Sebnem E. Sanders… tells the story to you, or – stories – where the plot changes direction all the time, the heroes expands the surfaces of the real world and all that, in turn, transforms YOU.  Here’s the blog of the author – Sebnem Sanders...

How all of us can achieve extraordinary things

Based on the book “Peak. How all of us can achieve extraordinary things”, written by Anders Ericsson & Robert Pool. “If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality. 
The world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focused on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts.” Roopleen...