TBR Challenge 2018

By Cbevan_|December 14, 2017|Blog, Book Challenges

The TBR Challenge is hosted by Wendy at The Misadventures of Super Librarian. The goal of the TBR Challenge is rather self-explanatory, read one book a month from the TBR pile. To participate, you just have to be on social media and use #TBRChallenge, particularly on the 3rd Wednesday of the

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2018 Reading Challenges

By Cbevan_|December 14, 2017|Book Challenges

Usually, my yearly reading challenges extend no further than the GoodReads Reading Challenge, which until now had been enough for me. However, next year, I want more. I want to post more, write more and read more in 2018. I can address two of those desires with Reading Challenges.

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Mount TBR Challenge 2018

By Cbevan_|December 14, 2017|Blog, Book Challenges

The Mount TBR Challenge is hosted by Bev at My Reader’s Block. The goal of the Mount TBR Challenge is to reduce the number of books on your TBR pile (or mountain). Note that only books purchased prior to 1st January 2018 will count for the challenge. Over the years,

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Book Adaptations: How To Cope With Adaptations

By Cbevan_|November 19, 2017|Blog, reading tips

As avid readers know, book adaptations spark a myriad of emotions, from joy to excitement and from mild annoyance to outright anger. My mother recently became hooked on Outlander by binge-watching season 1 and 2 back to back – probably over a weekend. She was and still is, so

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Getting Over Writer Burn Out

By Cbevan_|November 10, 2017|Blog, writing progress

My last blog post was about refocusing my plans for a book I had started in 2010 called The Return of Pandora. I rather ambitiously decided that I was going to try and recreate Nanowrimo in February and write 70,000 words in 20 days. Yeah… that didn’t go to plan.

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New Chapter, New Novel

By Cbevan_|February 9, 2017|Blog, writing progress

It’s been nearly two years since I finished my first novel and I still hate it and the characters. I’ve spent those two years focusing on other mediums…. film, theatre, TV, web… basically anything but prose. The concept and characters of this new book are familiar ones and they should

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10 Minute Musical: Rehearsal

By Cbevan_|February 7, 2017|Blog

On the 29th January, Better Than New: A Ten Minute Musical was performed, script in hand, in front of a small audience. Unfortunately, my body decided that Sunday was the day I needed flu. So I missed the performance. I was able to hold on long enough to see

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10-Minute Musical Project

By Cbevan_|January 24, 2017|Blog

2017 started off slowly on the writing front. That thankfully resolved itself quickly and all because Angharad from Leeway Productions talked me into participating in the 10-Minute Musical project a year early. Essentially, over three one-day workshops, five writer-composer teams are tasked with creating a 10-Minute Musical and presenting

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November Challenge

By Cbevan_|October 30, 2016|Blog

2016 was supposed to be a year of getting things done. Projects were to be finished, pieces were to be redrafted and forgotten so I could move on to write more stories. I had a plan for this year And part of that plan dictated that by this point

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New Year, New Plan

By Cbevan_|January 6, 2016|Blog, writing progress

NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS Every year I make a resolution of some sort and I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen any of them through. Read more books, loss weight, finish this project or that project, spend more time learning this language or that language. Despite these attempted resolution, I

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